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Tucker everlasting

Those dear, dear people over The Greene Space at WQXR would like you, cher public, to join them this Friday for a concert saluting this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. More details on the program and how you can win two free tickets to the event after the jump!

La Leonard will be joined in the Friday, October 4 program at 7:00 PM by Matthew Polenzani, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Sherrill Milnes; parterre fave Naomi Lewin will serve as mistress of ceremonies. Tickets are $25 for general admission, or you, my dears, can get in free, gratis and for nothing simply by entering the following competition:

Of the traditional telecasts of the Richard Tucker Gala, which is your favorite individual or group performance? In a comment below, insert a YouTube clip of your choice and a short paragraph explaining why, in viewing this video, we are in the presence of greatness and/or near-greatness. The commenter offering the best video/paragraph combination (as judged by La Cieca) will win a pair of of tickets to Friday night’s event. Hurry, now, as the competition will close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 3, just 48 hours from now!

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