UT Symphony Orchestra Presents Halloween Spooktacular Concert Sunday

Start your trick or treating this weekend with a special Halloween treat from the UT Knoxville School of Music.

The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra will present “Halloween Spooktacular” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in the James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

All children and adults are welcome and encouraged to come in costume to the free concert. There also will be a “sweet” surprise at the end for those who dress up.

The Halloween Spooktacular will include music from Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz and Liszt’s Totentanz. The concert will be conducted by James Fellenbaum, associate professor of music and director of the UT Symphony Orchestra, and will feature pianist Ying Feng.

Feng has made a name for herself as an unusually powerful and deeply musical interpreter of varied range, with the substantial works of the Great Romantic repertoire in particular. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2008 after a season of critically acclaimed solo and ensemble performances in the United States, Europe and the Far East.

Feng has taken the spotlight of many major concert halls while touring her native China during the spring of 2008. A major cultural magazine in Hong Kong described her as “the brightest star in the world of pianists.”

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