Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe your savage insides with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a ticket to The Magical Music of Disney concert by the Toledo Symphony on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 8 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater (a $45 value).
Now in its 67th season of brilliant brain tickling (via the ear), the Toledo Symphony's permanent orchestra consists of approximately 80 professional musicians, though extra musicians are regularly enlisted to garnish the sound and retrieve coffee during extremely long rests with bolded fermatas. With this deal, you'll get a seat on the main floor area, where you can enchant your ears with well-known movie scores from timeless Disney favorites including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and The Little Mermaid. The Magical Music of Disney concert will regale families with these classic tunes adored by generations of Disney lovers as well as engage eyes with visuals from the Disney vault. Providing vocal talent for the evening are experienced singers Candice Nicole, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Andrew Johnson, and Aaron Phillips, each with impressive credentials performing Disney classics throughout the world, transported by a magic-carpet limousine service. Present your Groupon at the box office or call ahead to reserve a ticket.
Although there are not many online reviews, the Toledo Symphony was featured in the Blade, which mentions that the orchestra has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. The Toledo Symphony also has more than 1,400 Facebook fans:
- And the venues — well, every time I see a concert at the Peristyle, I wonder how this cultural enrichment stuff could get any better. It is elegant, it is inspiring, and many cities would kill to have a place like it. – Tom Walton, Blade