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Win tickets to the Queensland Symphony Orchestra

October 26, 2017

The Brahms Violin Concerto is one of the most astonishing works for violin and orchestra ever composed. In a spectacular performance, the violin runs the gamut of emotions: it sings like an angel, prowls like an animal and marches like a military band on parade. In the hands of a good violinist and orchestra, it’s brilliant. When you hear it performed by superstar Maxim Vengerov, described as ‘one of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time’ (The Australian), and Queensland Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Alondra de la Parra, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Also in the performance, de la Parra will conduct Dutilleux’s Métaboles, a complex showcase for orchestra based around the idea of change. The concert finishes with the exhilarating sounds of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, a masterpiece of French Impressionism. It’s going to be a full-blooded performance featuring the might of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Voices. Let Yourself Go on a rich emotional journey. WHEN: 7:30pm, November 17 & 18 WHERE: QPAC Concert Hall Interested in this event? Click here to secure your tickets Interested in the QSO? Click here to sign up to their eNews Enter below for your chance to win 2 A-Reserve tickets to see Vengerov in performance with…

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Win tickets to Live at Lunch

October 25, 2017

Superb violinist Lisa Stewart leads the renowned Acacia String Quartet in the glorious season finale concert of the Live at Lunch series. The Quartet will accompany Artistic Director & Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, Jane Rutter, in two haunting Pavannes for flute and strings by Fauré and Ravel. Live at Lunch: Ravel String Quartet 12pm, Wednesday 15 November The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood Enter below for your chance to win a double pass

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Win tickets to Three Summers

October 10, 2017

In cinemas from November 2 From internationally renowned director Ben Elton comes Three Summers, an ensemble comedy that embraces the diversity of modern Australia.  At a summer music festival, the feisty lead singer of an Irish folk band (Rebecca Breeds) meets a folk music-hating Theremin player (Robert Sheehan) and sparks literally fly. Characters surrounding this awkward romance include a fiercely Aussie Morris Dancer (Michael Caton),  an indigenous dance troupe, a group of wine-loving empty nesters, a power tripping security guard, a wannabe girl band and some musical asylum seekers.  In fact, all manner of stories collide under the meddling eye of community radio super star, Queenie (Magda Szubanski) who welcomes the campers back three summers in a row for a folking good time. Fusing romance, music and Ben Elton’s trademark wit and satirical edge, Three Summers delivers an engaging folk tale of contemporary Australia with the soundtrack and belly laughs for the summer to come.  Also starring Deb Mailman, John Waters, Kelton Pell, Jacqueline McKenzie, Peter Rowsthorn, and the Bondi hipsters’ Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier. Enter below for your chance to win 1 of 10 double passes from Transmission Films

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Win tickets to the Joseph Tawadros Trio

October 10, 2017

Joseph Tawadros Trio Joseph Tawadros (oud), James Tawadros (req) Matt McMahon (piano) World music is rendered intriguingly local by Egyptian Australian Joseph Tawadros AM, virtuoso of the seven-string oud and leading contemporary composer for this ancient instrument. With lute-like strains mesmerizing jazz, classical and folk collaborators alike, Tawadros lists artists such as Richard Tognetti and Lior as regular collaborators and boasts a following spanning western Europe, the Middle East/Arab world and Australia’s own ARIA charts with his ABC Classics recordings. Immerse yourself in this QPAC debut, as global themes of truth, love and war are rendered tangible at very close range. Allow your mind to wander over the elegant pianism of Matt McMahon and the distinct percussiveness of brother James Tawadros’ Egyptian req – a small hand-held tambourine – drawn together by the exotic familiarity of oud strings in Joseph’s intuitive hands. Program Selections from Tawadros’ ARIA award-winning albums including The Hour of Separation, Permission to Evaporate and Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors. WHEN: 6:30pm Monday 30 October 2017 WHERE: Concert Hall, Reverse Mode, QPAC Click here to buy your tickets now or enter below for your chance to win 1 of 2 double passes

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Win tickets to Mark Vincent Live

October 5, 2017

Australia’s hottest classical treasure, Mark Vincent will showcase the songs and arias that made Mario Lanza world famous in a new Australian tour across Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne from 29 October. Mark will pay tribute to the great Hollywood legend with a 20-piece orchestra conducted by one of Australia’s most versatile conductors and musical entertainers, Guy Noble. Mark Vincent – the highest selling and charting Classical Crossover Artist in ARIA Chart History – will perform Because You’re Mine, Arriverderci Roma, Be Mine Tonight, the iconic arias Nessun Dorma and many more. WHEN: October 29 – November 12 WHERE: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne Click here to buy tickets to this tour Enter below for your chance to win a double pass to the Sydney performance of Mark Vincent’s tour

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Win tickets to the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra

October 5, 2017

The China National Symphony Orchestra will dazzle Australian music-lovers with a one-night-only performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on Monday 23 October. Over 100 musicians make up this exceptional orchestra under the baton of the CNSO’s world-renowned chief conductor Maestro Li Xincao. The concert also features violinist Lü Siqing, the first Asian prizewinner of the Paganini Competition. The China National Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1956, is regarded as one of the most outstanding orchestras in the world. For the Orchestra’s Australian tour 2017, the CNSO will perform a selection of masterpieces including The Fantasies Symphonies Farewell My Concubine composed by Guan Xia, Violin Concerto The Butterfly Lovers composed by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 4 in F minor. WHEN: October 23, 8pm WHERE: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House Click here to book tickets to this concert Limelight gives you the chance to win 1 of 2 double passes to this concert, valued at $200.

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Win a copy of Maria Callas Live: Remastered Recordings 1949-1964

September 27, 2017

Maria Callas Live Remastered Edition: a deluxe box set draws together the great soprano’s live opera and recital recordings, with the invaluable inclusion of 12 roles she never recorded in the studio. These 20 complete operas and five filmed recitals are newly remastered. Along with 42 CDs and 3 Blu-ray, the box contains a richly-illustrated 200-page book with a chapter dedicated to each role sung by Callas in these recordings. Maria Callas’s live recordings get a spruce new makeover ★★★★☆ Engineers at Warner Classics have striven to address some tricky recordings. So have they succeeded? Read Our Review Warner Classics gives Limelight subscribers the chance to win a copy of Maria Callas Live, valued at $265. Enter below for your chance to win! This competition is only available to current subscribers of Limelight magazine. Subscribe online now for as little as $22.50* then return to this page to enter with your Customer Number. All new subscribers will also be automatically entered into our monthly subscription prize draw – visit Magshop for the latest offer!

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Win tickets to Tinalley String Quartet

September 25, 2017

The Tinalley String Quartet gives readers the chance to win one of two double passes to see the Quartet and Daniel de Borah perform in Sydney and Melbourne. Australia’s Tinalley String Quartet presents the final program of its 2017 Series ’See Me As I Am’. The programme features Beethoven’s ’Serioso’ Quartet, Tchaikovsky’s First String Quartet and Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with guest artist, pianist Daniel de Borah. Sunday October 1, 3PM Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House Tuesday, October 3, 7.30PM Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre Interested in this event? Click here to secure your tickets online now Interested in Musica Viva? Click here to sign up to their eNews Enter below for your chance to win a double pass to see the Tinalley String Quartet.

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