I have a grand proposition for you. In my most recent Sunday Spotlight column, I waxed philosophical about the joys of opening yourself up to new experiences in life in terms of culture — of getting out of your comfort zone. My example was going to a “hair metal” concert in the 1980s: Go Winger!
Here’s my proposal: If you’ve never been to the Fresno Philharmonic, I want to hear from you. I’m looking for a person or two — maybe even a family — to come with me as my guests to listen to the orchestra’s last concert of the season.
There’s an added bonus: Before the April 27 concert, which features pianist Gabriela Martinez (pictured above) and music by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, I’ll arrange with my guests to meet privately with the orchestra’s music director, Maestro Theodore Kuchar, who will offer a crash course in the music to be played and what to expect at a concert. There will be some other perks as well. And then I’ll put you in a story about the experience.
Tell us why you’d like to be considered in 500 words or less as a comment on this post. Please leave a working email address, because that’s how I’ll contact you. Entries must be received by April 18.
This should be fun!