The Fresno Philharmonic is in the middle of a busy season picking its new conductor/music director. It’s an exciting time to catch a concert.
Good news for Fresno Beehive readers: I have three pairs of tickets to give away to the 3 p.m. Sunday concert at the Saroyan Theatre. Daniel Meyer, the second of the six finalists competing for the music director job, will conduct a program that features Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1, and the triumphant Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor (the “Organ” symphony).
Your ticket also will let you in to the 2 p.m. “Inside the Music” program, in which Meyer will talk a little about himself and the program.
Here’s how the giveaway will work: Enter by leaving a comment on this story answering this question: Do you like the organ, and if so, what kind of memories does it inspire when you hear it played? (Or you can just tell us why you’d like to attend.) You have until 1 p.m. Thursday to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Facebook message. Be sure to check your Facebook message requests Thursday afternoon. (If I haven’t heard back from a winner in a reasonable period of time, I reserve the right to pick another.) You’ll be able to pick up your winning tickets at the Saroyan box office Will Call window.
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