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Symphony at WKU to present ‘It’s Time for a Treat!’ Oct. 30

The Symphony at WKU will perform It’s Time for a Treat!, a Halloween-themed concert featuring spooky music, at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30) in Van Meter Auditorium.

10-30symphonyYou’ll recognize “A Night on Bald Mountain” by Moussorgsky and “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saens. In addition to those two famous pieces, The Symphony will perform “March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique” by Berlioz and “Cinderella Overture” by Rossini. To add another musical treat to an already fun evening, WKU professors Wayne and Beth Pope will sing Mozart’s famous duet, “La ci darem la mano” from his opera “Don Giovanni.” The concert is co-sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Goodwin.

The Symphony is conducted by Dr. Brian St. John who joined WKU in August as the Baker Professor of Music. St. John was Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Evansville where he directed the University Symphony Orchestra and String Ensemble and taught conducting, music technology and composition. In addition to conducting, Dr. St. John composed and premiered seven original ballets, a piano concerto, a concertino for String Bass and Orchestra, and a double concerto for Mandolin, Mandola, and Strings.

Dr. St. John earned a bachelor’s degree in viola performance and 
a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance and a doctor of musical arts degree in orchestral conducting from Arizona State University. Dr. St. John also served on the conducting staff for the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra as assistant conductor for the EPO and conductor for the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Tickets are just $22 in advance and may be purchased by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at (270) 745-3121 or visiting www.TheSymphonyatWKU.org. Subscribe to the remaining concert series and save up to 40 percent. Discounts are available for seniors, families and pre-college and public school children.

Symphony season ticket subscribers and other concert attendees will find plenty of reserved parking just a short distance from Van Meter.

Parking locations and options include:

  • Reserved parking for sponsors right behind and beside Van Meter Hall
  • Reserved Parking for season ticket subscribers in the College Hill and Hub Lots across from Cherry Hall
  • Disability Parking and Ramp to Elevator – Potter Lot in front of Van Meter

The mission of The Symphony is to advance music literacy through performances and educational programs, to provide a symphony orchestra of the highest quality and to be a focus for musical excellence.

To learn more about Symphony season tickets, call (270) 745-7681 or visit www.TheSymphonyatWKU.org.

Contact: Jennifer Bryant, (270) 745-7681; or Brian St. John, (270) 745-8744

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