Attend concerts of course! Here's my shameless plug again
The Philharmonic Winds in Concert: An Evening with John Boyd
John Boyd, Conductor
Dai Zhonghui, Trumpet
SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
BACH Toccata (from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue)
WILLIAMS Symphonic Suite
ARUTUNIAN Trumpet Concerto
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition
No. 9 The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba Yaga)
No. 10 The Great Gate of Kiev
Of course there are lots more lined up in the year la, I'll put up slowly on this thread.
And of course there are other things to do too - do share
Oh ya, why
should you attend a concert:
1. It's cheap - It's *$12 compared to your normal movie ticket at $9, not much diff but you get 100 people entertaining you. Perfect for the evening after dinner.
2. It's good - The scientist all say listening to music can improve your chances of getting straight As in school and get a scholarship. Really! I did!
3. It's cheap and good - due to the NAC grants, lots of performing arts group here gets partial funding from the government, that's why the tickets are at rock bottom prices to attract people like you to come. If you're a school student, you can buy it through your school and get a whoping 60%
of the ticket prices back as a form of reimbursement. If you buy in bulk you get 20%
off. So imagine trying to get your classmates to come. If 10 of them come, and you get the school to buy, you essentially pay $12 x (100% - 60% - 20%) = $2.40. Wanton mee outside cost $2.50 on average.
*prices exclude $1 sistic fee.