It’s Contest Time! Win Free Tickets to SOLOS^2 @ EMPAC on Friday!

SOLOS^2 is a series of events designed to explore the acoustics of the concert hall. To kick off the series, EMPAC is presenting Sopranos + Piano featuring Gaudeamus Prize winning soprano Tony Arnold, soprano Haleh Abghari and pianist Jacob Greenberg from the New York City and Chicago-based International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

But it’s a concert with a twist: the EMPAC director Johannes Goebel and music curator Micah Silver will be leading and/or encouraging folks to move around the space while the performance is happening in order to draw attention to the acoustics of the concert hall and its part in this (and any) performance. It’s a fantastic opportunity for any music lover to gain a deeper appreciation of musical timbre and directionality and to get a closer peek at the acoustical considerations that went into the design of EMPAC’s main hall.

We’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway to one lucky Nippertown reader – simply send an email to We’ll draw a name at random and announce the winner on Thursday afternoon. Good luck!

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