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Win tickets to hear Sarah Chang with the Fresno Phil


The Fresno Philharmonic is officially marking its 60th anniversary in high style this weekend. The orchestra welcomes famed violinist Sarah Chang back as its big-deal guest artist. She’ll play the beautiful  Bruch Violin Concerto.

I have two orchestra seats (row Q) to Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. performance at the Saroyan Theatre to give away to a lucky Beehive reader. To enter, leave a comment on this post wishing the orchestra a happy birthday — or telling us what you think the Fresno Philharmonic has meant to the city for all these years.

Deadline is 6 p.m. Wednesday. Please don’t enter more than once. I’ll be informing our winner by email on Wednesday evening, so keep a watch on your inbox. If I haven’t heard from a winner by Thursday morning, I reserve the right to pick another. (I want to make sure these tickets go to good use.) These are paper tickets, so you’ll need to be able to come down to The Bee’s front counter by 5 p.m. Friday to pick them up. 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, 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.


Responses to "Win tickets to hear Sarah Chang with the Fresno Phil"

Amy Querin says:

Is there **any** way the free tickets could be for the Sunday performance instead? I’m performing with NOCO in Visalia Sat night. #iamadifficultinternetfan

Either way, I plan to be at the concert Sunday, and look forward to celebrating with the Philharmonic their 60th. The violin might be my favorite instrument if the cello weren’t full of such longing. It will be my first time hearing Sarah Chang.

Donald Munro says:

Sorry, Amy. I’ve only got tickets for the Saturday concert.

Irmalinda Rodriguez says:

pick me

David Montoya says:

I feel that is town is so pleased to have her here in Fresno. I also want to celebrate with them.

Jasmin Kloos says:

I would love to win these tickets!

Fernando Elizondo says:

Is she doing a meet and greet after the show?

Kristy says:

I’d love to go!

Madi Spate says:

Oooooh, yes! The philharmonic with Sarah Chang?! This would be amazing!

April Alkema says:

I’d love to hear the Fresno Phil for the first time this weekend!

James says:

Well, your just a little older than I am. But, you’re sure looking and sounding a whole lot better than me! Happy 60th Birthday, Fresno Phil!

Janet says:

Happy 60th!!! Fingers crossed!

MS B says:

What a great treat!

Tudor Stanley says:

Wow 60 years! That’s amazing, they have done so much to bring quality shows to the Valley. Thank you and Happy Birthday Fresno Phil!

kevinC. says:

There once was a little town with a band and as the town grew the band grew. The town became a city and the band became a Philharmonic Orchestra. Happy birthday to Fresno Phil may we have another sixty years of sweet sounds.

Hilda says:

I would love to win tickets to see the a Fresno Phil! Happy Birthday!

Amy says:

Happy Birthday, Fresno Phil! You are a treasure to this community.

Ken T. says:

Happy Birthday Fresno Phil! Looking forward to the next 60 years. I hope to win tickets. You’ll love Sarah Chang’s Me’lodie from her Sweet Sorrow album! One of my favs.

Joan Levie says:

Sixty years of beautiful music. Happy Birthday Fresno Phil and what a way to celebrate, with Sarah Chang and her lovely violin music. I would love two tickets.

Aileen Imperatrice says:

Congratulations to the Fresno Philharmonic as you celebrate the 60th anniversary of your existence! As coincidence would have it, my husband and I are also celebrating our 22nd anniversary of marriage on the 25th! And as a special treat, my husband Tony has been asked to play the organ as a guest musician with the orchestra for this same concert weekend. I don’t know yet, if I’ll be offered a ticket to attend, and I don’t know if I can afford one, but if I’m lucky enough to win, then I can go for sure and bring a friend, or if I am given one, then I can make the giveaway tickets available to my parents who otherwise wouldn’t be able to go. So here’s hoping! I would love to be there to show support for the Philharmonic and my husband!

Derek says:

The Fresno Phil has been a great place for many of our local music educators to cut loose and play in a beautiful ensemble, inbetween teaching music students that will grow up to become great musicians in their own rights. I am thankful for what they’ve brought and continue to bring to enrich our city.

Mike Hare says:

My Wife and I were fortunate enough to go see the Fresno Philharmonic performance of Cirque De La Symphonie last night. Wow what an amazing performance! We noticed in the program this upcoming performance and would absolutely love to go.

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