Eastern Courier : June 15th 2011
e-edition EXTRA Orchestra lovers are in for a treat when the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler's epic Sixth Symphony on Saturday - and we are giving you the chance to win tickets. We are giving away 10 double passes to the performance. Music director Pietari Inkinen has returned from Europe to lead the orchestra's Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch tour. Mahler's 80-minute work is popularly known as the "Tragic Symphony" and features a massive orchestra of more than 100 players, including two harps, off-stage bells and the spectacle of three famous hammer-blows. Mahler wrote the symphony at a happy time of his life but it appears to predict the tragedies which lay ahead, including the loss of his job, the death of a daughter and a serious heart condition. Mahler's Sixth Symphony is at the Auckland Town Hall on Saturday at 8pm. The concert is part of a tour that also features the orchestra performing three versions of Romeo and Juliet - the most passionate love story ever told. The orchestra is performing Romeo and Juliet at the Auckland Town Hall at 7pm the night before, on Friday. It features the music of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Berlioz. For more information go to www.nzso.co.nz. * To enter our competition to win tickets to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's performance of Mahler's Sixth Symphony email your name, address and a day time phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition closes 3pm on Thursday. Your chance to win symphony tickets Special performance: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra music director Pietari Inkinen is conducting Mahler's Sixth Symphony at the Auckland Town Hall.
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