Thanks to everyone who invented a new name for the accordion! Andrea McColeman won two tickets for Alexander Sevastian last Saturday by giving the accordion a new name: the Stomach Steinway.
The show itself was not hard to stomach, it was awesome! That man's hands were faster than hummingbirds' wings and with his cheeky smiles–he knew it. A great performer!
Some of our favourite new names for the accordion that were submitted are
• drückenwaffe (loosely translated, in english :"push weapon")
• Ostanek's Melodious Effluvium
• a musical smile through all its white and black teeth
Keep in touch for the next musical contest!
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Win two tickets for next Saturday to see Alexander Sevastian—three-time winner of the International Accordion Competition. Winner of Norway’s Oslofjord Accordion Competition, The Cup of the North in Russia, and the Anthony Galla-Rini Accordion Competition in the U.S.!
How do you win tickets? If you could rename the accordion, what would you call it? It's been called a squeezebox, a one-man-band.... use your creativity and give it a new name in the form field below.
We'll draw an entry early on Friday and call the winner. We'll also post our favorite answers here on the blog.
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Thanks to everyone who entered our "What Was Your First Concert?" contest. We received quite a few entries and a lot of great stories.
However, only one could be chosen (randomly): Collyn Lovelace!
This one's for you, Collyn.
Happy Friday everybody.
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It's that time of the year again! Whitehorse Concerts kicks off the season this Saturday night.
Tell us what your first concert was and you're entered to win two tickets to the show. It doesn't have to be classical—my first concert was Poison, with Skid Row as the opening band.
It's that simple. You, too, can potentially embarrass yourself AND win tickets. (Although, I think I set the bar pretty low, so chances are you've got nothing to be ashamed of.)
Fill out the form below to enter. But if you feel like sharing, tell us about your first concert experience in the comments.
Contest closes Friday, September 28 at noon. Good luck!
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On April 14, pianist Ian Parker closes Whitehorse Concerts' presenting season with The Beethoven Experience. So, of course, we want to give a lucky music-lover the chance to see the show for free.
Tell us which famed music school Mr. Parker received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, and you'll be entered in the draw for two tickets to the show on Saturday evening.
What a sweet way to celebrate a dynamic concert season (and spring!)
Contest closes on Friday, April 13 at noon. Good luck!
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Quick! What kind of duo is Bax and Chung?
The right answer gets you entered in a draw for two tickets to this Saturday's Bax and Chung performance presented by Whitehorse Concerts.
The contest is now closed. Thank you for participating!
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Congratulations Micheal Pealow! Micheal won two tickets for tomorrow night's Whitehorse Concerts presentation of Guy & Nadina—lucky man.
And knowledgable, too. It was a bit of a tricky question because the instrument does very closely resemble a french horn, but is, in fact, called a corno da caccia or cornet de cassio.
Thanks for entering everyone. Keep your eyes peeled for our next contest.
For your viewing pleasure, Shit Musicians Say — yet another spoof of the original Shit Girls Say series.
Stay warm and have a great weekend.
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Welcome to Monday friends—just another -40 day in the Yukon. Fortunately, we've got another contest to warm up your week.
Tell us the correct name of this instrument . . .
and you will be entered to win two tickets to the highly anticipated Guy & Nadina storytellers' recital presented by Whitehorse Concerts on Saturday, January 21.
Contest closes Thursday, January 19 at noon and we'll contact the winner shortly after. So all you music nerds, cultural aficionados and the curious alike, get your entries in.
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Carrie McClelland does!
Thank you to all who entered. Almost everyone knew that Caroline received her Bachelor of Music from UBC and those smarty-pants were entered in the draw.
Don't be sad if you're not Carrie McClelland—there will be more opportunities to win Whitehorse Concert tickets (and other neat things) from Aasman in the future.
Enjoy the show Carrie! (And all you future winners, have a great weekend, too.)
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Aasman is proud to be a sponsor of the Classically Yours concert series from Whitehorse Concerts. The season line up looks fantastic and we're excited to share two tickets with you to the opening concert–soprano Caroline Drury-Márkos was raised in Whitehorse and preforms this Saturday, September 24 at the Yukon Arts Centre.
All you have to do is answer this question correctly:
Where did Caroline Drury-Márkos earn her Bachelor of Music?
The contest is now closed. Thank you for participating!
All correct answers will be put in a giant top hat (or a plastic bag) and the winner will be drawn at random. Contest closes on Thursday September 22 at 3 pm–we'll call you on Friday morning if you've won the draw.
Have you seen Caroline in concert before? Tell us about it.
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