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KU Symphony Orchestra to present annual Halloween event at Lied Center; to feature orchestra concert + community-wide costume contest!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

LAWRENCE--The KU Symphony Orchestra/KUSO will perform a Halloween concert on Friday, October 26, 2012, at 7:30pm, in the Lied Center. Preceding the concert at 6:30pm will be a community-wide costume contest in the Lied Center Seymour Gallery.

The 6:30pm costume contest will be open to three categories: Youth (up to age 18), Collegiate and Adult. The contest will be hosted this year by Mark Edwards, Classical Music Director for Kansas Public Radio, and the top winner of each category will receive a prize (winners to be announced during the concert).

The fun evening will culminate with a dynamic KU Symphony Orchestra concert in the Lied auditorium at 7:30pm. This year’s concert, “Tricks and Treats,” will feature works by Strauss, Dvořák, Chadwick, Saint-Saëns and John Williams, and Professor Vince Gnojek as saxophone soloist. Expect the orchestra in full costume!

Tickets are $7/gen admission and $5/students and seniors and can be purchased through the Lied Center Box Office at 785-864-2787.

Sponsors for the KU Symphony Orchestra Halloween Costume Contest include The Oread Hotel—Lawrence’s Premier Hotel, KU Bookstore and Kansas Public Radio. KU Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert + Costume Contest:


  • 6:30pm: Costume contest in Lied Center Seymour Gallery. Prizes given to the top winners of each costume contest category and will be announced during the concert. Winners must be present to claim prizes. Prizes include:
  • Youth Category: Jayhawk backpack stuffed with goodies, provided by KU Bookstore.
  • Collegiate Category: Gift certificate for dinner at The Oread’s Bird Dog restaurant.
  • Adult Category: One-night stay at The Oread Hotel. 7:30pm: KU Symphony Orchestra Halloween concert in Lied Center auditorium.


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