UPDATE: Congratulations to winners Sally Rivera, David Thammavongsa, Kelly Manley and Kelly Lee.
ORIGINAL POST: If you’re a Beethoven fan, it doesn’t get any better than this. The Fresno Philharmonic’s upcoming concerts Saturday and Sunday at the Saroyan Theatre feature a triple dose of good ol’ Ludwig Van. Guest soloist is the acclaimed Elena Urioste, who just finished an engagement this past weekend with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She’ll play the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Also on the program: Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and the famed Symphony No. 3 “Eroica.”
Here’s the best part for Beehive readers: I have FOUR pairs of tickets to give away to Saturday’s 8 p.m. performance. These are very nice orchestra seats, rows “O” and “P.”
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite memory of a classical-music concert. (If you’ve never been to one, you can tell us that, too.) I’ll pick four comments at random. Each winner will receive two tickets. No repeat entries, please. These are paper tickets, so you’ll need to come down to The Bee’s front lobby by 5 p.m. Friday to pick them up. Deadline to enter is 1 p.m. Wednesday. Be sure to check your email Wednesday afternoon or evening, because that’s how I’ll inform winners. Complete rules are on the jump.
Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee,fresnobee.com and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win