Win tickets to Fresno Philharmonic’s ‘To Brahms With Love’

You can win a pair of tickets to the Fresno Philharmonic’s next big concert (3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Saroyan Theatre), titled “To Brahms With Love.” Guest artist Joyce Yang returns to the orchestra to perform one of Brahms’ favorite Mozart piano concertos. The program also includes Rei Hotoda leading the orchestra in Brahms’ radiant Symphony No. 2

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To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: What do you think is the best way to encourage younger people to attend their local orchestras? (Or you can just tell us why you want to go to the show.)  Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Comments (7)

  • I think a good way to encourage young people to attend concerts is to introduce music to them at an early age. Also school trips are wonderful experiences. I remember a trip to see our local philharmonic to this day.

  • Don R Simmons

    younger folks could be encouraged to attend by communicating to them that the music being performed has a connection to their lives-that the stories told in the music, the musicians performing have lives and stories much like their own, that there is a “benefit” to them by attending, listening, engaging with the music–and, if the orchestras performed pieces that would not be considered “white”–

  • Sandi Moore

    I think that young people would be interested if they understood how classical music influences contemporary music.

  • Caty

    We love the Phil!

  • Emily Adams

    AS a music teacher I try to arrange for my students to attend one live performance a year.

  • Catherine Dunlap

    The best way to encourage young people to attend is to bring them, make it a family experience from a young age. Give them exposure so that they may appreciate it as they grow up.

  • Edith Barnette

    Exposure to music of any kind enlightens the brain. Children need this—not just for music. Because in our demographic area, many kids don’t have a chance to attend a classical or other type of musical presentation. Therefore, I would encourage our school districts to keep musical instruments and instruction available in primary grades through high school. Also, field trips to morning or afternoon short concerts would be a plus.


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