Young folks doing classical repertoire at a groupmuse in March. Photo by Sam Corbin

You might remember a few months back when we introduced you to Groupmuse, a social platform that lets you host and attend classical music parties in people’s living rooms. On Friday, July 31, swap out the quiet little living room experience for a rowdy, good old-fashioned warehouse party. Groupmuse is going big with a 600-person symphony spectacular—and partnering with our favorite aerialists from The Muse to provide acrobatic entertainment. Oh, it’s all so a-muse-ing.

Drink your cares away and feel all the feels while New York-based classical musicians perform Hector Berlioz’ “Symphonie Fantastique,” as performers from the Muse spin and swing throughout the space. Hosted at The Muse’s own circus school (350 Moffatt Street), the event is being designed to mimic the bohème of an opium den. In addition to the psychedelic combination of circus acts and symphony music, there’ll also be booze available for purchase, and lots of slouchy seating! Bean bags, couches, etcetera.

Doors open at 8pm; the music is set to begin at 8:30pm. Tickets are $20, and it smacks of the same kind of 21+ social environment we were so jazzed about with LoftOpera: flowing alcohol, cheerful company and a bacchanalia that’ll cast all of your preconceived notions of a stodgy night at the symphony asunder.

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