Brennan Angel

For students looking for a classy night out on a budget, the San Luis Obispo Symphony’s “It’s Better Live! 2 for $25” ticket offer provides an affordable opportunity to attend the group’s performances.

The specially-priced tickets encourage students and community members to experience something new and attend one of the Symphony’s four remaining concerts at Cal Poly’s Cohan Center. Though a symphony performance may sound dull to coeds often conditioned to spending the weekends party-hopping, Patty Thayer, the marketing and public relations director at the San Luis Obispo Symphony, feels that classical music has something for everyone.

“Live, classical music is an experience unlike any other,” she said. “It is living, breathing music that is as old as time yet as new as your next breath.”

For those not easily convinced, the deal makes performances as affordable as a movie (by the time you add popcorn and soda expenses), and free wine is served at intermission (to those with valid ID).

“It sounds like a good opportunity to try a new activity that is not necessarily so accessible,” said liberal studies junior Lindsey Merendino.

Led by conductor Michael Nowak, between 50 and 100 musicians work together onstage to create a harmony of non-verbal communication and creative ensemble playing, Thayer said.

For concert information or tickets, check out the “Classics in the Cohan” section of the Symphony’s Web site at www.slosymphony.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the PAC ticket office or by calling 756-2787.

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