FUN FACTS ABOUT ABBA
- Before they were “ABBA” (the initials of the members’ first names), the band was known as “Festfolk”, meaning “party people” in Swedish.
- ABBA’s greatest hits album, Gold, is one of the best-selling records of all time.
- ABBA was well-known for performing in outrageous, sparkly outfits. Part of the reason they did so was for tax purposes—according to Swedish laws, the cost of clothes for performance (i.e. could not be worn as normal street clothes) was tax-deductible.
- ABBA was one of the first groups to use videos to promote their music. Most of them were directed by Lasse Hallström, who received Academy Award nominations for the films My Life as a Dog and The Cider House Rules.
Steven Reineke conductor says, ‘Mamma mia, here we go again! Welcome to the first TSO Pops concert of the 2016/17 season! I’m delighted to welcome back to the TSO stage the extraordinary Finnish vocal ensemble, Rajaton, to perform the greatest hits of 70’s Swedish pop sensation, ABBA. As always, Rajaton bring their infectious energy and dazzling vocals to interpret the music of one of the most commercially successful music groups of all time—ABBA’s songs continue to remain ever popular, decades after they hit No. 1 on worldwide music charts. And it’s not difficult to see why—especially when you hear them with the full forces of your Toronto Symphony Orchestra!’.
Thank you to our friends at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for gifting Thirty Four Flavours with a pair of tickets to The Music of Abba for their Tuesday October 4, 2016 performance!
What are the rules when entering the Thirty Four Flavours and Toronto Symphony Orchestra Ticket Giveaway?
Simple! Please sign up to Thirty Four Flavours Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thirtyfourflavours, Twitter https://twitter.com/34flavours, or email subscription to enter the draw. When you have signed up please send me a Facebook message, a tweet or email (email@example.com) telling me you why you want to win the Symphony tickets.
Deadline for the Thirty Four Flavours and The Music of Abba Ticket Giveaway is Saturday October 1, 2016.
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About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally. Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the TSO with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development through a broad range of performances that showcase the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. The TSO also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket program; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music-education programs that reach tens of thousands of students each year.