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KU Symphony Orchestra presents annual Halloween concert and costume contest at Lied Center

Friday, October 25, 2013

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Halloween concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at the Lied Center of Kansas. KU School of Music will host a community costume contest and instrument petting zoo prior to the concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Lied Center Seymour Gallery.

The 6:30 p.m. costume contest is open to the community in three categories: Youth (0-17), Collegiate (18-25) and Adult (25+). The costume contest will be hosted again this year by Mark Edwards, Classical Music Director for Kansas Public Radio. The top winner in each category will receive a prize. Winners will be announced during the orchestra concert. Winners must be present to claim prizes. The instrument petting zoo, sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota, gives children an opportunity to interact with a variety of orchestral instruments.

The evening will culminate with an exciting KU Symphony Orchestra concert in the Lied auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra will perform in costume. This year’s concert, “Wizards, Bats & Vampires,” conducted by David Neely, KU Director of Orchestral Activities and student conductors, features Overture to The Bat by Johann Strauss Jr., “Mina and Dracula” from Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Wojciech Kilar, selections from Suite from Batman by Danny Elfman, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas and selections from Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by John Williams.

Sponsors for the KU Symphony Orchestra Halloween Costume Contest include Kansas Public Radio, KU School of Music and The Olivia Collection.

Costume contest prizes by category:
Youth Category (0-17): $40 gift certificate to The Toy Store
Collegiate Category (18-25): $50 gift card to Five 21 Restaurant
Adult Category (25+): One night stay at The Oread Hotel

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu ».

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.

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