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Movie classics and juggling
- a great mix at 'Creepy Classics'
Members of the Purdue Juggling Club will entertain the audience prior to Sunday's (Oct. 30) "Creepy Classics" Halloween concert set for 2:30 p.m. in the Long Center, 111 N. Sixth St., in downtown Lafayette.
Costumes are the order of the day for the free family pops concert presented annually by the Purdue Symphony Orchestra.
Music inspired by "Things That Fly" fills the program. There is John Williams' "Superman March" plus music from "E.T." and "Up." Expanding upon the theme the orchestra will also perform "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets," among other pieces, as part of the hour long event.
The Long Center will be decorated for the event with costumed greeters at the doors. Costumed musicians will parade through the aisles to begin the event. "Probably the most anticipated moment of the afternoon is the traditional Halloween parade when youngsters get to show off their costumes to the crowd as they walk across the stage and pick up a treat bag from director Andrew King," says Kathy Matter, spokesperson for Purdue Bands Orchestra. This is the ninth anniversary of the event initiated in 2003.
King purposefully picks out classical works that create amusement and suspense. "This concert is fun because it's all about finding cool, new and interesting ways to share music with kids," he says.
The concert is sponsored by Purdue Bands & Orchestra which offers a series of jazz, concert band, orchestra and percussion events throughout the year.
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