perform in Vienna.
Channel 4's acclaimed Leaving Home, presented by Simon Rattle, is the most ambitious series ever
commissioned on 20th-century
orchestral music. Tonight at 9pm, you can see the third episode, when he will show how conventional musical forms were
abandoned in favour of the
sensual qualities of instrumental tone and colour.
Our winner and a friend will
see Sir Simon Rattle and the
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra (CBSO) perform live in concert in Vienna as part of
"Towards the Millennium - The '60s". The performance at the Konzerthaus on 19 March 1997
features Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem".
You will fly with the City of
Birmingham Symphony Chorus from Birmingham International Airport, staying for two nights with bed and breakfast accommodation at the Vienna Plaza, Hilton
International's designer hotel (home to over 100 pieces of art), situated in the city centre.
Three runners-up will receive a pair of top price tickets to see Sir Simon Rattle conduct the CBSO
in Birmingham's magnificent
Symphony Hall on 27 February 1997, in a performance of Henze's "The Raft of Medusa". A further 10 runners-up, will receive a set
of two Leaving Home CDs, from EMI, and a copy of Michael
Hall's Leaving Home, the book to
accompany the series from Faber & Faber.
How to Enter
For a chance to win, simply answer the following question:
In tonight's programme about colour, which composer does Simon Rattle quote as having once famously
remarked to the brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
"Can you play a little more greeny-orange?"
Was it: a) Messiaen, b) Gershwin,
If you aren't sure of the answer, simply tune in to Channel 4 tonight at 9pm, and all will be clear!
Send your answer on a postcard, with your name, address and
daytime telephone number to:
IoS/Simon Rattle, PO Box 1413, London N1 8HY, by 23 October 1996. The first correct entry drawn after the closing date wins the top prize, the following 13 correct
entries will win one of the runner-up prizes. Normal Newspaper Publishing rules apply. The Editor's decision is final. There is no cash alternative.
For further information about the
Vienna Plaza and the chance to discover the best of Europe at an affordable price on a Hilton European Weekend, please call Hilton Reservations Worldwide on 0800 856 8000 quoting code EW.Reuse content