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Win tickets to the Fresno Phil’s season-opener with Kelley O’Connor


UPDATE: Congrats to our winners, Christine and R. Henderson. Check your e-mail!

ORIGINAL POST: The Fresno Philharmonic opens its 59th season this weekend with a special concert featuring Kelley O’Connor. O’Connor is a local girl who still lives here, but is also a world-traveling opera singer who has won a Grammy.

In an interview with O’Connor, Donald Munro writes:

In an entertainment world built upon a constantly shifting terrain of pop culture, it takes a lot for a mezzo-soprano to be noticed. That’s the case no matter how effusive her reviews or how shiny her 2007 Grammy Award, which she won for a recording of the world premiere of contemporary composer Osvaldo Golijov’s opera, “Ainadamar.”

“Actually I think I am very incognito in Fresno,” says O’Connor.

Well, Beehive readers, we’ve got a chance for you to enjoy her Philharmonic performance for free. We’ve got two pair of tickets to the 8 p.m. Saturday show at Saroyan Theatre. (there’s another at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, btw). Ticket info here.

For a chance at our free tickets, leave a comment below. Deadline to enter is noon on Friday. Winners will be notified via e-mail, so please leave a real address and PLEASE check it. You’re ineligible if you’ve won something from us in the past 30 days. Complete rules below.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Two winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail or phone 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 the Fresno Phil’s season-opener with Kelley O’Connor"

Ruby Sultan says:

I would love to win this for my Mom so that she can enjoy a night out with her friend at the opera! says:

Ok, if I can’t win tix to Black Keys, I’ll go see people in black tuxes. Luvs me some classical too.

LeeLo says:

Should be an amazing evening!

r. henderson says:

Big fan of the local orchestra, should be a great performance!

Chris Millier says:

Sounds like a great show!

Anjali Kapoor-Davis says:

I’d love to see this performance! Thank you for giving us the chance to win.

joan levie says:

Was unable to buy season tickets this season due to limited budget. Would really appreciate the opportnity to go see and hear the Fresno Phil.

Jeremiah Belt says:

Been meaning to take my wife to the Phil mor often! This would be fun.

Derek says:

Yay for local talent! Would love to go. Thanks for the opportunity.

John T says:

Interview with her in the Bee made her sound very genuine, including her smile!

Kristin C says:

Oh, pick me, I’d love to go.

Christine says:

I’d love to be in the audience for this concert!

Elvira Grinko says:

Would LOVE these for myself but my bf is out of town for work. Want to surprise my parents with them & my dad’s birthday is tomorrow, so it will be perfect! They’ve never been, would be a great experience!