Win tickets to Beethoven’s 9th symphony with the Fresno Philharmonic and Fresno Master Chorale

If you’ve never heard Beethoven’s Ninth live, trust me — you need to go big. And there’s nothing bigger than a professional orchestra and gynormous chorus putting raise-the-roof gusto into one of the most monumental pieces of music ever written. Joining conductor Rei Hotoda and her musicians on stage will be four professional soloists, along with the Fresno Master Chorale (prepared by artistic director Anna Hamre).  

I’m excited to give away tickets to this memorable event, which will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Saroyan Theatre.

The contest is open to members, donors and individual sponsors of The Munro Review. Tax-deductible memberships start at $5 a month, and you can make a one-time donation of as little as $3. (Paid memberships help keep the site running, and paid members get special members-only benefits. Please consider a paid membership in support of independent, local arts journalism.) A free membership option is available. For details on how to join, go to the Membership and Sponsorship page. No purchase, donation or membership is necessary to enter the ticket giveaway.

To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below). Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Thursday, June 8. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Comments (14)

  • Susan McAndrew

    Hello Donald,
    Thank you for your kind offer. please include me in your drawing for tickets to Beethoven’s 5th.

  • Chris Foshee

    I have never seen Beethoven’s Ninth in Person. Would love to attend

  • Alice J Pierson-Knapp

    Would love to go. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Alice J Pierson-Knapp

    Would love to go – thanks for the opportunity.

  • Terry Lewis

    I’ve only ever sung the 9th, I’ve never actually been in the audience for it. Would love to go!

  • Kathryn Forbes

    I would love to attend and see Fresno’s interpretation of this classic.

  • Dianne Kady

    What a trill it would be to hear Beethoven’s Ninth at the Saroyan Theater! With the musical combination of orchestra, chorale, and soloists, I can just imagine the music filling the concert hall and our hearts. I would be a an experience to treasure.

  • Kris Smith

    This will definitely be an amazing show to attend!

  • Gloria "Gib" Brough

    I can’t imagine experiencing Beethoven’s ninth LIVE! Gloria

  • Jim Wilson

    From the former theme for the NBC Nightly News (Huntley/Brinkley) to the Ode to Joy, there’s much good music in Ludwig’s 9th. Add my name to the list for your drawing this week.

  • Tracy Gregory

    Thank you for the opportunity, Donald. This would be a dream come true. Much appreciation to you. Tracy

  • Pat Isom by

    Hi, I would love to hear the 9th in person. I have an old record of Felix Frankfurter conducting that I always played for my music appreciation students, at least the passionate final thrilling movement when all voices became like strident instruments. thank you for the opportunity. Pat Isom

  • Monica Karen Flick

    Thank you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to possibly win tickets for Beethoven’s Ninth. Monica

  • Maureen Hayes

    Thank you for your generous offer of tickets to Beethoven’s Ninth.
    I have never seen it live.
    Please include me in the drawing.
    Maureen Hayes


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