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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Annual Halloween Concert with Poet Frank Oden @ Utah Symphony (SLC: Oct 26)

Contact: Jana Cunningham, (801) 869-9027

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                    
October 7, 2010                                                                                                                                      

The Utah Symphony Presents Annual Halloween Concert and Costume Contest

The evening will feature poet Frank Oden

SALT LAKE CITY – Associate conductor David Cho will lead the Utah Symphony, dressed in their spookiest attire, in the 20th annual Halloween Concert featuring a trick-or-treat adventure narrated by poet Frank Oden. The performance will be held at Abravanel Hall on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by KSL Newsradio, the traditional Halloween Costume Contest will precede the concert in the lobby of Abravanel Hall at 5:30 pm.

            The annual Costume Contest, which has become known for its fun prizes and outrageous costumes, will be held in the lobby before the concert from 5:30 -6:15 pm (all contestants must be in line by 6:15 pm in order to be judged for the contest). Judges from KSL Newsradio will judge the contest and choose three finalists from adult, child and group categories to appear onstage during the concert to be ranked by the audience.

Tickets for the evening’s performances start at $8 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall box office, or by visiting www.usuo.org. Subscribers and those desiring group or student discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Ticket prices will increase $5 day of performance.

Costume Contest Guidelines:

            To guarantee entry in the costume contest, contestants must enter the line to be judged in the Abravanel Hall lobby between 5:30 pm and 6:15 pm. The group category of the contest is for people who are dressed in a theme (2-20 people). The children’s category is for ages 14 or younger. The adult category is for anyone over the age of 14. 


Gustav Holst                          Mars from “The Planets”
Alexander Borodin                 “Polovtzian Dances” from Prince Igor
                                                            8. Dance of the Polovtzian Maidens
Hector Berlioz                        Witches’ Sabbath from Symphonie fantastique, op.14
Edvard Grieg                          “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Sergei Prokofiev                    Suite No.1 from Cinderella, op.107
VII. Cinderella’s Waltz
Charles Gounod                     Funeral March of a Marionette
Georges Bizet/ arr/ Hoffman       Suite No.1 from Carmen
                                                            I. Prélude (Prelude to ActI)
Richard Wagner/                    “The Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
arr. Hutschenruyter/ Wouter                                                
Camille Saint-Saëns               Danse macabre, op. 40


Paul Dukas                             L'apprenti sorcier (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”)
Manuel de Falla                   The Danza del fuego (“Ritual Fire Dance”)
Hector Berlioz                       March to the Scaffold from Symphonie fantastique, op.14


Jana Cunningham
Public Relations Manager
801.869.9027 office
801.244.1892 cell

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