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October 16, 2008
Want to conduct the Sacramento Philharmonic?

Wouldn't it be a rush to lift a baton and conduct the 85 members of the Sacramento Philharmomic orchestra?

The opportunity to be a guest conductor is one of several prizes that will be awarded at the "Masked Ball on the Boulevard," an upcoming charity event benefiting the Sacramento Philharmonic's education and outreach programs.

Hosted by the Philharmonic, the event brings together fine cuisine, fire spinners, psychics and musicians under one roof from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 30. The event will be at the Greens Hotel, 1700 Del Paso Blvd. in North Sacramento.

Entertainment includes performances by principal musicians from the Philharmonic; the Philharmonic Brass, the Delta Wind Quartet and the Madrone Trio. On the non-classical side there will be a Latin/salsa band. The Moulin Rouge cabaret performers will also perform and there will be a costume contest with a $500 prize for best costume.

Tickets are $125 per person in advance, and $150 at the door. The first
200 attendees to purchase tickets will receive a celebrity-style swag bag valued at more than $250.

Tickets are available by calling (916) 732-9045 or online at

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