Win Tickets to see Yanni in Quebec City

Win Tickets to see Yanni in Quebec City

We have a pair of tickets and some other goodies to give away.
The Yanni concert is in Quebec City on Wednesday June 20th, 2012

See below for competition details.

Legendary composer and world music icon Yanni and his orchestra have spent the last year selling out major venues round the world including Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  Earlier this month, Yanni kicked off the second leg of his North American tour, playing dates across the US and Canada all summer 

This tour comes on the heels of the release of YANNI: Live at El Morro, a live recording of his performance at the historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was a 20-year dream come true for the artist.  

[North American Tour Dates]

JUN 8               Vienna, VA                                Filene Center
JUN 9               Wantagh, NY                             Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
JUN 10             Boston, MA                              Bank of America Pavilion
JUN 12             Saratoga Springs, NY                Saratoga Performing Arts Center
JUN 13             Canandaigua, NY                      Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
JUN 15             Windsor, ON, CA                       The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
JUN 16             Toronto, ON, CA                       Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
JUN 17             Toronto, ON, CA                       Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
JUN 19             Montreal, QC, CA                      Bell Centre
JUN 20             Quebec City, QC, CA                 Agora de Quebec
JUN 22             Hamilton, ON, CA                      Hamilton Place Theatre
JUN 23             London, ON, CA                                    John Labatt Centre
JUN 24             Ottawa, ON, CA                         National Arts Centre
JUN 26             Lancaster, PA                           American Music Theatre
JUN 27             Easton, PA                               State Theatre
JUN 29             Holmdel, NJ                              PNC Bank Arts Center
JUN 30             Philadelphia, PA                        Academy of Music
JUL 1                Philadelphia, PA                        Academy of Music
JUL 12              Salt Lake City, UT                      Abravanel Hall
JUL 13              Morrison, CO                            Red Rocks Amphitheatre
JUL 14              Albuquerque, NM                      Popejoy Hall
JUL 15              Phoenix, AZ                              Comercia Theatre
JUL 17              Bakersfield, CA                         Rabobank Theater
JUL 18              Costa Mesa, CA                        Segerstorm Center for the Arts
JUL 20              Los Angeles, CA                       Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
JUL 21              Santa Barbara, CA                     Santa Barbara Bowl
JUL 22              San Diego, CA                          Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
JUL 24              San Jose, CA                            San Jose Civic
JUL 25              Fresno, CA                               William Saroyan Theatre
JUL 27              Las Vegas, NV                          Thomas & Mack Center
JUL 28              San Francisco, CA                    Nob Hill Masonic Center
JUL 29              Sacramento, CA                        Community Center Theater
JUL 31              Eugene, OR                              The Cuthbert Amphitheater
AUG 1              Boise, ID                                              Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
AUG 3              Portland, OR                             Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
AUG 4              Seattle, WA                               The Paramount Theatre
AUG 5              Vancouver, BC, CA                   Queen Elizabeth Theatre
AUG 7              Edmonton, AB, CA                    Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
AUG 8              Calgary, Calgary, CA                 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
AUG 10             Saskatoon, SK, CA                   TCU Place
AUG 11             Regina, SK, CA                         Conexus Arts Centre
AUG 12             Winnipeg, MB, CA                     Centennial Concert Hall
AUG 14             Kansas City, MO                       The Midland by AMC
AUG 15             Oklahoma City, OK                    OKC Civic Center Music Hall
AUG 17             Austin, TX                                             Bass Concert Hall
AUG 18             Grand Prairie, TX                       Verizon Theatre
AUG 19             Houston, TX                              Jones Hall for the Performing Arts 

YANNI is a legendary composer and live performer who has brought hundreds of millions of fans and fellow world citizens together via his concerts, with countless more experiencing the magic of his music through television broadcasts.  One of public television’s all-time top fundraisers, YANNI recently played two sold-out concerts at the historic 16th-century Castillo San Felipe Del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The dates were the first-ever performances at this recognized UNESCO Heritage Site, and the shows were filmed in high-definition and recorded in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. YANNI: Live at El Morro made its nationwide public television debut on March 3, 2012, marking the composer’s tenth collaboration with PBS.  

YANNI: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico was released  on CD and DVD by Sony Music on April 17, also the kick-off date for YANNI’s world tour, which begins in North America and includes legs in South America and China.  Repertoire for the CD and DVD features YANNI and his acclaimed orchestra performing breathtaking audience favorites including “Truth of Touch,” “Voyage” and “Vertigo” from Yanni’s latest studio album, Truth of Touch (2011). Also featured is a new version of Yanni’s signature song “Nightingale,” along with other classics that have not been recorded in decades, including “The End of August,” “The Rain Must Fall,” “Felitsa,” “Ode To Humanity,” plus two encores: “Niki Nana” and “One Man’s Dream.” 

Yanni’s performances at Castillo San Felipe Del Morro represent a 20-year dream come true for the artist.  The shows also connect the famed Puerto Rican landmark with other iconic sites that have played host to Yanni’s spectacular concerts including the Taj Mahal in India, the Acropolis in Greece, and the Forbidden City in China.  

Spirit is part and parcel of YANNI’s approach to music, and to life.  He was born Yanni Chryssomallis in the southern Greek metropolis of Kalamata. Gifted with perfect pitch, he taught himself to play piano, and also excelled as a swimmer, setting a Greek national record in the 50-meter freestyle when he was just 14.  He came to the U.S. to attend the University of Minnesota, which gave him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in 2005.  He studied psychology, but ultimately dedicated himself to music, which he felt was “a time bomb ticking inside” him.  At school, he played with the group Chameleon before moving to Los Angeles, where he released his first album, Optimystique, in 1980. 

YANNI delved into instrumental composing, and had his first platinum album with Reflections of Passion in 1990.  Two years later, Dare To Dream netted YANNI’s first GRAMMY Award nomination; its follow up, In My Time, was also GRAMMY nominated. His major breakthrough came with 1993’s Yanni Live at the Acropolis, an album/video/PBS special project, seen by half a billion people in 65 countries, and selling more than 7.5 million albums worldwide.  It marked the beginning of YANNI’s long association with PBS that now includes Yanni: Live at El Morro, and past event highlights such as Live at Royal Albert Hall and Tribute, which featured 1997 concerts at the Taj Mahal in India and the Forbidden City in China—YANNI was the first western artist to perform at both.  

Most important to YANNI, the career turning point of Live at the Acropolis and the works that followed found a global audience for his music, expansive creations that he designed to be positive and life-affirming.  “I want to remind people of their potential for greatness,” he says.  “I want to inspire as well as to entertain. I don’t preach to people, but the uplifting part is something that goes in because of who I am.  I don’t sit down and say ‘Now I’m going to write music that is inspiring.’ I can’t do that.  But who you are affects everything you can create.”

To date, YANNI has sold more than 35 million albums globally, and his 2003 autobiography, Yanni In Words, made the New York Times bestseller list. His music is also a staple as a soundtrack for television, especially major sporting events—it has been featured in broadcasts of Olympic Games since 1988, as well as ABC’s Wide World of Sports, the World Figure Skating Championships, the Tour de France and many other events.

Over the past several years, YANNI’s ongoing studio explorations have resulted in the crafting of more than 300 songs. “Exploration is a good word,” he says. “I was sound designing. I just started playing around with the equipment and got inspired. The only prerequisite is it had to turn me on. It had to keep me interested.”  He also extensively toured, performing sold-out concerts in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia—where the Chinese government invited YANNI to adopt a panda during his time in Chengdu, an honor usually reserved for countries rather than individuals.  He named her “Santorini,” which means “peace” in Greek, and is also the title of one of his best-known compositions.  

Even as the road beckons once again with major touring, YANNI’s heart also remains in studio with all the music he’s created of late, and with the excitement of what will come in the future. 

“There’s a lot of music nobody has heard yet, but it will be releasedeventually,” YANNI says. “I’m just having fun. What I’ve learned is when a song hits you, when something moves you to write, it’s an emotion. All of life comes together, and you have to follow it. I want to take my audiences on a journey. They don’t know what’s coming next, but I promise it will be a pleasant surprise.” 
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The competition: 

We have a pair of tickets to give away for the Yanni show on Wednesday June 18th in Quebec City.
Doors open at 7pm.

We also have a candle, CD and umbrella too. Free to the lucky winner.

All you have to do is tell us where in, Quebec City, the show is going to be?
(The answer is on this page somewhere).

Then contact Life in Quebec via this link and tell us.

You have until Midnight on Friday June 15th to do this, so be quick.

We’ll pick a winner out of the office hat and will be in touch.

The judges’ decision is final.

Good luck.

Have a look and see for yourself just how awesome Yanni is:

Yanni on Youtube

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