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

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra continues its highly popular “kids-friendly” Halloween concert when it presents a wide collection of music in the fall performance “Spooktacular V” scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.
    The popular 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 through Friday 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 the Bulgarian folk dance “Ratchenitza,” featuring Milena Rusanova of Sofia, Bulgaria, on violin, Gustav Adolf Huber’s “Concertino No. 2, Op. 6” with Promise Kinchen of Walker, Louisiana on violin, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s “Trumpet Concerto in Eb” with Shaun Baxley of  Beaver Dam, Ky., on trumpet.
    Also scheduled is Felix Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64” with Sungkyung Woo of Seoul, South Korea, on violin. WAFB-TV anchor Donna Britt will narrate Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.”
    For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.         

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