Roger Waters �a Ira - competition and interview broadcast
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 06 October 2005

Two bits of Roger Waters-related news for you today - news of a competition for our US visitors, to win a trip to Rome, hotel stay, and tickets for the premiere performance of Ça Ira, and information on an upcoming interview on US radio, streamed worldwide on the internet.

Firstly, Sony Classical in the US are offering a great prize for a lucky person in the draw being offered on the official Waters website - The winner will get two tickets to Rome courtesy of Air France, where they will stay at a Sofitel hotel for two nights and three days and receive a pair of tickets to the performance!

The semi-staged concert performance of "Ça Ira" is being held at the 2,000 seat Parco della Musica with the Roma Sinfonietta and the Cora Lirico Sinfonico Romano choir on November 17th, 2005, along with the likes of Paul Groves, Ying Huang, and Rick Wentworth.

Runners-up will receive either the limited edition 3-disc set of Ça Ira, which includes the DVD showing the creation and development of the work, or the 2-disc edition, which just has the hybrid SACD.

Certain terms and conditions apply - but we wish all BD visitors the best of luck if they enter the contest. We'll be there at the show, so if you do win, let us know and we'll meet up!

The official Waters site also gives advance notice of an interview with Roger next week. The "World Cafe" interview will air in the US this Tuesday, October 14th. You can hear it in NYC (or via internet stream) on WFUV (90.7 FM) that night at 10pm. WFUV is a member-supported public radio station, from Fordham University in New York City. You can also listen online live that evening at 2pm or 1am EST at These times are as shown on Roger's site - please check with the stations themselves in case these are incorrect or change.