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 $12, you get one ticket to the A Salute to John Williams on either Friday, Oct. 29 or Saturday, Oct. 30 at the West Michigan Symphony (up to a $25 value), located in Muskegon, about 41 miles northwest of downtown Grand Rapids. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Since 1938, the West Michigan Symphony (formerly the West Shore Symphony) has brought together the region's most talented professional musicians, entertaining audiences by playing a stirring mix of timeless classics and contemporary favorites. With this deal, you get the best available seat for the upcoming Salute to John Williams concert, paying tribute to the iconic music of John Williams, a prolific movie soundtrack composer, rousing conductor, and wrangler of unchained and dangerous melodies. The West Michigan Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Scott Speck, will perform some of Williams' most recognizable music, including excerpts from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler’s List, E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, the Harry Potter films, Jurassic Park, and Superman. Instinctually scan the seats for roaming shark fins as the orchestra plays menacing music from Jaws, or look back on fun fishing trips to Tatooine and Endor with renditions of tunes from the Star Wars films.
The West Michigan Symphony performs in the historically rich Frauenthal Theater, a 1929 Spanish Renaissance-style theater that beams with ornamental ceiling lights and intricate plasterwork. Immerse yourself in John Williams’ Oscar-award winning music without having to power-up R2D2’s 8-track player with today's Groupon to the West Michigan Symphony.
The West Michigan Symphony has a positive review for the opening of its season on mlive.com:
- Witha [sic] carefully constructed program, a gifted guest artist, and a skilled symphony, the opening night concert of West Michigan Symphony's 2010 -2011 season was well worth the price of admission. – Laura Alexandria, mlive.com
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