Competition : Win tickets to Alarm Will Sound in Cork

Alarm Will Sound

It's not too often the chance to catch a twenty-piece, New York-based classical colossus live in Cork but said opportunity not only presents itself on June 6th but is served on a Cork Opera House platter Wednesday week in the form of Alarm Will Sound.

Influential - and controversial - American composer John Cage's 1970 magnum opus Song Books is set to be brought to life by a talented group of musicians who are as comfortable revelling in the music of Aphex Twin as they are canoodling with compositions from Steve Reich. Having tackled concept albums as vast and diverse as Van Gogh (based on letters Vincent wrote to his brother Theo) and a/rhythmia (based on "the proper role of pulse in contemporary music"), "the future of classical music" (according to The New York Times) apparently lies with Alan Pierson and his cohorts.

To stand a chance of winning a couple of tickets to Alarm Will Sound, all you have to do is send an email to containing :

- a subject of 'Alarm Will Sound'
- your full name
- your mobile number
- your favourite palindrome

The winner will be announced on Friday, 1st June. Closing date is 11.59pm (or 23.59) on Thursday, 31st May.

- Alarm Will Sound play Cork Opera House Wednesday, 6th June
- Tickets are priced at €26
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- For more info on June 6th or to buy tickets visit the official Cork Opera House site here