Win tickets to Fresno Philharmonic’s ‘Nature Speaks’ concert

Philip Levine, left, and Benjamin Boone.

You can win a pair of tickets to the Fresno Philharmonic’s next Masterworks concert, billed as “Nature Speaks” (7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Saroyan Theatre.) The poetry of Philip Levine serves as the basis for Fresno composer Benjamin Boone’s Waterless Music, a meditation on the Central Valley’s most critical natural resource. It is paired with Beethoven’s brilliant evocation of nature in his Symphony No. 6. Acclaimed violinist Sirena Huang makes her Fresno debut in American composer Samuel Barber’s lyrical Violin Concerto.

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To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: Should Benjamin Boone run for mayor? He’s got the name recognition. (That’s a joke. Mostly. But you can answer. Or you can just say why you’d like to attend.) Deadline to enter is 3 p.m Friday, March 15. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Comments (9)

  • Joan

    would love to hear Nature Music. Joan S.

  • Angela Martin

    I’d love to attend because my husband is a naturalist and I love music so it’s the perfect combo! 🙂

  • Paige Addington

    Should Benjamin Boone run for Mayor, I say yes.. for once we might have someone who puts value on the Arts, and with Waterless music understandings, he might come up with a logical way to deal with our water issues.

    • Michael Parola


  • Sandi Moore

    Benjamin Boone as mayor? It would sure make things interesting! Also, I would love to hear the Fresno Phil on Saturday!

  • Erick Rozigas

    I would love to hear and enjoy Nature Music.

  • Lnda Ramirez

    Always enjoy a good concert.

  • David Brodie

    Ben Boone should be Mayor because his speeches would be way more interesting than any other mayor’s.

  • Kate McKnight

    I worked on the Rogue 2016 show “Water” with Mayor Boone, so I have a personal and artistic connection to him. I know this concert will be one of those not-to-be-missed arts events in Fresno!


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