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It's time for the wickedly popular Halloween Concert

APSUs department of music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present the annual Percussion Halloween Concert.

With two performances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., the concert will be Saturday, Oct. 29, in the music/mass communication building concert hall.
APSU's department of music and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts present the annual Percussion Halloween Concert.

With two performances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., the concert will be Saturday, Oct. 29, in the music/mass communication building concert hall.

Centered around Modest Moussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition,” the family-oriented concert will feature several APSU faculty members, including Professor Richard Steffen, trumpet, Assistant Professor Gregory Wolynec, conductor, Assistant Professor Bernard Flythe, tuba, and Andrea Brown, conductor and assistant band director. Senior music student Danny Jackson also will be featured on alto saxophone.

David Steinquest, conductor and professor of music, says, “All of the pieces relate to the idea of pictures. On one, we will not be using instruments at all, but simply speaking the rhythms. The piece titled ‘Bonham' is a dedication to Led Zeppelin's drummer and has a rock-and-roll feel to it.

“We have incorporated the mass communication department to provide special lighting, video feeds and live shots to give the concert a rock and roll atmosphere. There also will be a surprise piece added to the concert.

“The performers will be dressed in costumes and the hall decorated in a Halloween theme. Attendees are invited to dress in costume, but it is not required.”

Cost of the concert is two cans of food, or $3 per person. Proceeds will be donated to the Loaves and Fishes. The Music Ticket Office (located in the lobby of MMC) will open from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 27 and 28, and 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.

For more information about the concert, telephone Steinquest, at (931) 221-7033. —Crissy Laubach-Young