‘Spooktacular IV,’ costume contest highlight Chamber Orchestra's Halloween concert Oct. 31

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by: Rene Abadie

HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra continues its highly popular Halloween concert when it presents a wide collection of music in the fall performance "Spooktacular IV" scheduled 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

The kid-friendly concert again will include costume contests in the age categories 12 and under and 13 and older, said Chamber Orchestra Conductor Yakov Voldman. He, as well as the entire orchestra, will be in costume.

"We're encouraging our audience to come in costume, whether or not they participate in the contest," said Voldman.

Following the concert, orchestra members will distribute candy in the lobby for all attendees.

Tickets are available for open seating through the Columbia Theatre box office, 220 East Thomas St., which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10, adults; $5 for senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff. Southeastern students with student identification and children under 12 accompanied by an adult are admitted free. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia box office at 985-543-4371.

The concert will include Leo Delibes' "Pizzicati" from "Sylvia," the can-can from "La Vie Parisienne" by Jacques Offenback, "Symphnie Espagnole, Op. 21" by Edouard Lalo, and Hora Staccato's "Grigoras Dinicu."

Solo performers include students Mark Pavlyuk of Chernovtzi, Ukraine, violin, featured in Tchaikovsky's "Scene from Swan Lake;" Sungkyung Woo of Seoul, South Korea, violin, in "Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21;" Oleg Pogonych of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, violin, in Tchaikovsky's "Waltz from Swan Lake;" Vitalie Gumeniuc of Kisiney, Movdova, saxophone, in "Hora Staccato;" and Vadym Timotin of Kishiney, Moldova, violin, in Tchaikovsky's "Neapolitan Dance from Swan Lake."

For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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