SLU to host popular kids-friendly costume contest, Halloween concert Saturday _lowres

Photo provided by SLU Public Information Office -- Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra Conductor and resident cowboy Yakov Voldman accepts accolades from the audience after 2014's Halloween Spooktacular.

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” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, 220 E. Thomas St.

The 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.

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, on violin, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s “Trumpet Concerto in Eb” with Shaun Baxley of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, 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 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.