Here’s your chance to experience the Fresno Philharmonic’s search for a new conductor. I have a pair of tickets to give away to the 3 p.m. Sunday concert at the Saroyan Theatre. Rei Hotoda, the fifth of six finalists competing for the music director job, will conduct a program that includes Zhou Long’s “The Rhyme of Taigu,” Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.
Guest soloist is acclaimed pianist Shai Wosner, who will perform on the Beethoven piano concerto.
You can read my recap on Hotoda in Friday’s Seven section.
Your ticket also will let you into the 2 p.m. “Inside the Music” program, in which Hotoda will talk a little about herself and the program.
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Here’s how the giveaway will work: Enter by leaving a comment on this story. You have until 4 p.m. Friday to enter. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via Facebook message. Be sure to check your Facebook message requests Friday 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.