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Win tickets to ‘Cirque de la Symphonie’


“Cirque de la Symphonie,” the traveling acrobatic troupe that teams up with orchestras across the country, is so popular in Fresno that it’s returning for a third time.

The Fresno Philharmonic concert  features aerial flyers, acrobats, and strongmen performing their routines to great classical music played by the orchestra. The program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Copland and Bernstein.

Maestro Theodore Kuchar will conduct, though there isn’t any word on if he’ll dangle upside down over his podium while conducting Bizet.

I have two very good pairs of tickets (Orchestra section, rows Q and S) to give away to Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. concert at the Saroyan Theatre.

To enter, leave a comment on this post answering this question: If you could have one Cirque “super talent” for a day, would you be 1) a strongman/woman contortionist; 2) a master juggler; or 3) an aerial fabric ballet wiz?

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 ‘Cirque de la Symphonie’"

Kelly Lee says:

I’d pick the fabric ballet!

Vic Lucero says:

Would love to take my 12 year old daughter to her 1st concert!

alisa sanders says:

I would have to pick an aerial fabric ballet wiz. It would be so fun flying through the air!

Dominic says:

I find the aerial acrobatics extremely intriguing and so beautiful. I’d want to try that for a day.

Nancy l says:

I would like to be a strong women contortionist for the day.

Pedro Ramirez says:

Definitely an aerial fabric ballet wiz. As it merges two of my dreams as a kid. Ballet and flying.

Miguel says:

The ability to travel thorough time

Lisa says:

I would love to be aerial fabric ballerina. I have a fear of heights so better wish than to do the complete of my fear.

Laura says:

I would love to be an aerial fabric ballerina! It’s such a beautiful art form and requires such strength, grace, and fearlessness (skills I lack!)

amanda says:

Fabric ballet girl, definitely!!

chinook says:

I would want to be a strong woman for the day

Russell Duran says:

I would be a Master Juggler. I would juggle chainsaws.

amanda says:

I would want to be the fabric ballerina :)

Janet says:

Aerial contortionist of course. They are soo awesome!

Eileen says:

I would like to be a strong woman contortionist. It really fascinating watching them do things that don’t se humanly possible.

Craig Miller says:

A Strongman with a Clownish streak standing on the back of a horse doing tricks.

Mary says:

I would love to be able to juggle! My son did a lot of juggling for several years, it was fun to watch and difficult to do!

Lorelei says:

I would definitely be the aerial fabric ballet lady! They are so beautiful and strong!!

Edith says:

I would love to be a contortionist!

Hilda says:

I would want to be an aerial fabric ballerina.

Alexy says:

I would want to be a fabric aerialist and fly through the sky!

Allison Stoothoff says:

They all sound fun – but I would pick the aerial fabric ballet wiz!

Mike6 says:


Tamara seymour says:

I would be very excited to have the opportunity to listen to Fresno Philharmonic for the first time in my life. I am currently a college student taking music appreciation and it would be great opportunity to hear the orchestral live.

berenice says:

An arielfabric wiz. I find it to be truly amazing what they can do.

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