Texas Tech University

University Symphony Orchestra to Perform Halloween Concert

James Hodgins

October 27, 2015

Families are invited to participate in an instrument petting zoo and costume contest prior to the concert.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Halloween “Hauntcert.” Music will be performed from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “The Planets,” “Sorcerer's Apprentice” and other orchestra pieces, including the world premiere of “Merlin-Halloween Special” by William Linthicum-Blackhorse.

Conductors are David E. Becker and Ross T. Ipsen. Winners of the Halloween costume contest will guest conduct a march with the orchestra during the concert.

Before the concert, children and adults have the opportunity to listen, touch and play the orchestra instruments in the Instrument Petting Zoo, led by orchestra musicians. Additionally, students from the TTU String Project will perform prior to the concert.

The concert is open to the public, and admission is free.

WHEN: Concert: 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30)

Instrument petting zoo and costume contest: 6-6:45 p.m.

TTU String Project Student Performance: 6:30-6:50 p.m.

WHERE: Concert: Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech School of Music

Instrument Petting Zoo: Band Hall (Room 011), School of Music

Costume Contest: Hemmle Recital Hall lobby

TTU String Project Student: Hemmle Recital Hall Organ Loft

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CONTACT: David E. Becker, director of orchestral studies, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2270 or david.e.becker@ttu.edu