Musica Viva presents
Musica Viva presents legendary clarinettist Sabine Meyer and Alliage Quintett in this musical fairytale, Fantasia. In a unique combination of clarinet, piano and saxophones, the program is full of recognisable works by Shostakovich, Bernstein and Stravinsky designed to highlight Sabine’s skill as a soloist and chamber music star.
Touring Nationally from February 23–March 12
Win a double pass to see Fantasia at a performance of your choice. Enter using the promo FANTASIA. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is “The Square”, an installation which invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations.
In cinemas from 1 March
Win one of 20 double passes to The Square.Enter using the promo SQUARE. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Sony Pictures presents
A Fantastic Woman
The exquisite tale of a transgender woman mourning her lost lover from red-hot Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio (Gloria). Santiago bar singer Marina Vidal, played by Daniela Vega in her screen debut, is headstrong, vivacious, confident and beautiful.
After her much older lover, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), dies suddenly, Marina wants to grieve just as anyone would. When met with suspicion and prejudice by authorities and Orlando's family, Marina boldly steps forward to expose the banality of intolerance and prove that she is, indeed, a fantastic woman. This film has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In cinemas from 22 February
Win one of 10 double passes to A Fantastic Woman. Enter using the promo WOMAN. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Built by heiress Sarah Winchester (Academy Award winner Helen Mirren) through incessant decades-long construction, the Winchester House stands seven stories tall, holds hundreds of rooms and contains staircases to nowhere. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness — but Sarah is building a labyrinthine asylum for hundreds of vengeful spirits… and her obsession may not be so insane. Winchester is inspired by true events at the most haunted house in history.
In cinemas from 22 February
Win one of 10 double passes to Winchester. Enter using the promo WINCHESTER. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Academy Award winning director James Marsh directs The Mercy, based on the incredible true story that captivated the world. Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz take us on the extraordinary journey of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his dangerous voyage as he attempts to win the first solo round-the-world yacht race.
In cinemas from 8 March
Win one of 10 double passes to see The Mercy. Enter using the promo MERCYNAT. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Win one of 10 double passes to an advance screening of The Mercy at Dendy Opera Quays on Monday 27 February at 6:30pm. Enter using the promo MERCYSYD. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
sydney and melbourne
The Australian Ballet presents
In 2018, Graeme Murphy celebrates 50 years with The Australian Ballet. Labelled a national living treasure, he is Australia’s premier choreographer. Join The Australian Ballet to pay tribute to this remarkable artist with a revival of his vividly re-imagined Firebird, a program showcasing some of his greatest moments, in a special anniversary event.
Murphyplays from 16 March–26 March at Arts Centre Melbourne, and 6 April–23 April at Sydney Opera House
Win 2 A Reserve tickets to see Murphy at Arts Centre Melbourne on 22 March 2018. Enter using the promo MURPHYMELB. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Win 2 A Reserve tickets to see Murphy at Sydney Opera House on 12 April 2018. Enter using the promo MURPHYSYD. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Sydney and Melbourne
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra presents
Thomas Tallis' England
Soar with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra & Choir, featuring countertenor Max Riebl. The monumental legacy of Tallis weaves a common thread through this program of English masterworks by Byrd, Gibbons, Handel, Purcell, Tallis and Vaughan Williams.
Win 2 tickets to see Thomas Tallis’ Englandat Melbourne Recital Centre on 24 February 2018 at 7pm. Enter using the promo TALLISMELB. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Win 2 tickets to see Thomas Tallis’ England at City Recital Hall on 21 February 2018 at 7pm. Enter using the promo TALLISSYD. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Sydney and Melbourne
Alliance Française presents
French Film Festival
Returning to Palace Cinemas nationally, the 29th annual Alliance Française French Film Festivalis poised to seduce audiences with an incendiary selection of 47 features, 2 documentaries and a cheeky Parisian TV series, which showcase the passion, artistry and dazzling diversity of contemporary French cinema.
Whether your taste runs to drama, comedy, romance or historical fare, this year’s eclectic line-up has something for everyone and resonates with themes of courage, friendship and egalitarianism showcased by the nation’s biggest stars from both sides of the camera.
Sydney 27 February–27 March
Melbourne 28 February–27 March
Win one of 10 double passes to a film of your choice Enter using the promo FRENCH. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Mardi Gras Film Festival Presents
Rebels On Pointe
Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival is on sale now, with a huge line-up of LGBTIQ shorts, docos, features & special events. Rebels On Pointetells the story of the male ballerinas of the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
The festival is on from 15 February–1 March at Event Cinemas George St
Win a double pass to see Rebels On Pointe. Enter using the promo REBELS. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre presents
Secrets through a Soundglass
Be prepared for a sonic adventure at this world permiere. Exploring texture in sound and silence, this unique performance features the Sydney Art Quartet in its debut appearance at The Joan, presenting five new works in its playful style, deftly side-stepping cliché and orthodoxy.
Written for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano by acclaimed composers Felicity Wilcox, Christina Green, Peggy Polias, Catherine Golden and Dan Thorpe, Secrets through a Soundglasstakes its cues from experimental music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as researched by Sean Botha at Western Sydney University.
Win a double pass to see Secrets through a Soundglass at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 24 February at 7:30pm. Enter using the promo SECRETS. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents
MCA ARTBAR takes your gallery experience and flips it on its head with an artist driven evening of art, music and performance. Artist Anney Bounpraseuth will be curating the February edition, transforming all levels of the Museum on Friday 23 February.
Win one of 2 double passes to February ARTBAR at The Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday 23 February at 7pm. Enter using the promo ARTBAR. Competition closes at 5pm, Sunday 18 February 2018.
Australian Youth Orchestra presents
Australian Youth Orchestra in Concert
Under the baton of Dutch conductor Antony Hermus, hear Australia’s most vibrant young musicians explore Mendelssohn’s beloved Hebrides Overture, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, and Mahler’s Symphony No.4 – the story of a child’s innocent imaginings of heaven.
Australian Youth Orchestra in Concert plays on Thursday 15 February 2018 at Melbourne Recital Centre and Friday 16 February 2018 at Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo.
Use the code AYOALLERTA to receive 20% off all A Reserve adult and concession tickets.