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Address: 2377 West Shaw Avenue, William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, CA 93711
Phone Number: 559-261-0600
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Description: Under the baton of the Music Director Theodore Kuchar, the Fresno...
Under the baton of the Music Director Theodore Kuchar, the Fresno Philharmonic has grown to become among the best of American regional orchestras. As the largest professional orchestra between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the orchestra's mission is to provide high-quality orchestral music and music education programs to audiences and school children throughout the Central Valley.
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Beatles

We went to see a Beatles music concert and the philharmonic backed them up. It was one of the greatest night of music you could ask for!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to see a Beatles music concert and the philharmonic backed them up. It was one of the greatest night of music you could ask for!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been there for school credits, and I can say I heard a very good classical music. You gotta listen to them before you go somewhere else if you go to Fresno.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We have attended for many years. Under Maestro Kuchar a good orchestra has advanced considerably. The range of music is broad and combines those wonderful "standards" that we really enjoy with a good mix of unfamiliar works. The Saroyan Theater is very nice. While some complain about the location we have never found it unpleasant. Access is good, parking is... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Talented, enthusiastic orchestra. Always a pleasant experience. The conductor is very personable. There is usually a great guest artist. I'm sorry they moved many of their concerts out of the Saroyan Theater.

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Fresno, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

One will never be disappointed at any performance of the Fresno Philharmonic! If you can get season tickets, that's the best way to see them. What a great way to spend an evening!

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Madera, California
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Fresno Phil is very diverse, from Beethoven, to Brahams, to country, blues & Jazz, they can do it all. We have loved every concert we attend, and if we have friends in town, we always try to take them. I love the Philarmonic!

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Sanger, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The theater is great, performances and performers are excellent with many guest performers from around the world BUT I do not like that part of town. We gave ticket to our family members for twenty years or more and we have attended many performances. Parking is more than adequate in a multi-level parking guarge across the street.

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

If you don't have Season Tickets now is the time to order yours. We have held Season Tickets for about 10 years - the Phil is "our treat" - every year - wouldn't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

But I missed you this year... Please come again more often! Thanks so much for playing for Fresno Area folks. You are loved!!!

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

The Philharmonic brings us the best: 1. Excellent choice of music from many periods 2 Outstanding guest musicians 3. Professionals that make wonderful presentations 4. Conductor is amazing; makes you proud to be a Fresnan

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