I just checked the Fresno Philharmonic’s ticket site, and there still seems to be a smattering of seats available for tonight’s big Cirque de la Symphonie show. This is the first time the orchestra has partnered with a Cirque-style acrobatic company before, and it should offer a welcome twist on the traditional holiday-concert format. I’ll be hoping that Ted Kuchar pulls some nifty Cirque moves himself — perhaps bungee-jumping from the balcony to the podium for his stage entrance?
Lots of other cultural offerings as well tonight and through the weekend, of course, including mucho theater. I’ve got a busy-busy-busy three days planned. Here’s my tentative schedule: Cirque de la Symphonie tonight, “Grasmere” at Fresno City College Saturday afternoon (and in just a few moments I’ll be posting a ticket-giveaway for that production), Christmas Tree Lane walk Saturday night, “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” at Fresno State Sunday afternoon, and the combined Fresno State Symphony/Youth Philharmonic Mahler concert Sunday evening. Then on Monday I recover from culture-overload-diabetic-shock.
Anyone else have a cultural mini-marathon planned this weekend?