Offers

April competitions

NYXedelica Sonica Glasgow

Els Mondelaers and Dyane Donck’s NYXedelica

  • Three pairs of complimentary tickets to Sonica London Double Bill: NYXedelica and Infinite Lives at 8pm on April 20th at Kings Place. Making their London début, Belgian singer Els Mondelaers and Dutch composer Dyane Donck present their silent disco NYXedelica before Glasgow-based Robbie Thomson’s Infinite Lives turns Kings Place into an audiovisual laboratory where robots react to an electronic beat.To enter the draw for free tickets, sign up to our free newsletter on our ‘About’ page, then email editor@thecuspmagazine.com with your answer to the following question:

    For Sonica 2016, Robbie Thomson premiered XFRMR at Kings Place, which features a musical Tesla Coil. This instrument is sometimes known as a Thoremin or Zeusaphone, both names are puns made by applying mythological gods’ names to earlier instruments (Sousaphone and Theremin). Who are the two gods?- Three winners will be randomly drawn, and each winner receives a pair of tickets. Prize does not include transport or accommodation and there is no cash alternative
    – Competition ends April 13th, when winners will be drawn 
    If winners confirm their acceptance in advance, tickets will be available for collection from the Kings Place box office on the day of the performance

February offers

  • Limited complimentary tickets to a piano recital from Martin Helmchen on February 7th, St John’s Smith Square, including music by Schumann and Beethoven.
  • Three pairs of complimentary tickets to Nonclassical Auro, a night of music experimentation featuring the Tre Voci cello trio, jazz pianist-organist Kit Downes and the Southbank Gamelan Players. February 7th, Union Chapel, Islington.
  • Three pairs of complimentary tickets to Medea Electronica, a remake of the chilling Greek tragedy fusing Electronica with 80’s inspired progressive rock. Until February 10th, Ovalhouse, London.
  • Limited complimentary tickets to a piano recital from Boris Giltburg, with music by Liszt and Rachmaninov. February 28th, St John’s Smith Square.To claim an offer, sign up to our free newsletter on our ‘About’ page’ and then send an email to editor@thecuspmagazine.com expressing your interest. 

January competitions

  • Philip Glass's Satyagraha English National Opera

    Philip Glass’s Satyagraha. Photo: Donald Cooper

    Three pairs of complimentary tickets to Philip Glass’s Satyagraha, directed by Phelim McDermott, at English National Opera on February 27th. A meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, tracing the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change, this is the second in Glass’s ‘portrait trilogy’ of operas about men who changed the world. Glass’s use of repetitive musical structures – ‘minimalism’– creates a hypnotic soundscape, quite unlike traditional operas. The British tenor Toby Spence sings Gandhi for the first time, and is joined by sopranos Charlotte Beament (Miss Schelesen) and Anna-Clare Monk (Mrs Naidoo).

    To enter the draw for free tickets, sign up to our free newsletter on our ‘About’ page, then email editor@thecuspmagazine.com with your answer to the following question:

    What did Philip Glass do to support himself as an emerging composer in the 1970s?

    – Plumbing
    – Life modelling
    – Installing dishwashers
    – Taxi driving

            – Three winners will be randomly drawn, and each winner receives a pair of tickets. Prize does not include transport or accommodation and there is no cash alternative
            – Competition ends January 22nd, when winners will be drawn 
– E-tickets will be emailed to the winners once they have confirmed acceptance

January offers

  • The Ligeti Quartet

    Limited complimentary tickets to a concert from leading contemporary music ensemble, Ligeti Quartet, at the Steiner House, near Baker Street, London, February 17th.  Programme includes Ligeti’s String Quartet No 1 and Schnittke’s String Quartet No 3.

  • Pianist Martin Helmchen

    Limited complimentary tickets to hear pianist Martin Helmchen play Schumann and Beethoven on February 7 at St John’s Smith Square. Part of the International Piano Series.

November offers

  • Limited complimentary tickets to a double bill featuring new work by the experimental music collectives Mocrep and Bastard Assignments at London’s 93 feet east, November 28th. To read our review of Bastard Assignment’s previous performance, click here.To claim an offer, sign up to our free newsletter on our ‘About’ page’ and then send an email to editor@thecuspmagazine.com expressing your interest.

July offers

  • Limited complimentary tickets to Sonic Bothy’s concert of music for glass instruments at Mono Glasgow, August 24th. To read our review of their previous concert for glass instruments, click here.To claim an offer, sign up to our free newsletter on our ‘About’ page’ and then send an email to editor@thecuspmagazine.com expressing your interest.

June offers