South Kansas Symphony to Open Season October 23

The South Kansas Symphony will open its 2022-23 season with “Symphosaurus” on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m., in Richardson Performing Arts Center at Southwestern College.

SKS Symphosaurus Concert PosterThis is the orchestra's annual Halloween Pops concert, generously sponsored by Phil and Mary Jarvis.

Dinosaur-themed music will include selections from “Carnival of the Animals,” “Rite of Spring,” and “Jurassic Park.” The concert will also feature the Arkansas City High School Jazz Band under the direction of Chris VanGilder and Hans Judd.

Costumes are encouraged for this concert and treats and door prizes will be given out. Immediately following the performance, the Southwestern College's Ed Builders will be organizing a Trunk-or-Treat event in Keyhole Drive, at the bottom of the 77 Steps, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

All children, as well as Southwestern College students, faculty, and staff, can attend the concert for free. Adult tickets are $10. Season tickets will also be on sale at this first concert ($35 for adults and $10 for children.). Season ticket holders receive a discount on tickets and reserved seating for most South Kansas Symphony and Pre-College String Ensemble performances.

Members of the symphony include Southwestern College students and alumni, community members, and high school students. They represent Winfield and Arkansas City, as well as surrounding communities like Belle Plaine, Derby, Dexter, Mulvane, South Haven, Udall, Wellington, and Wichita.

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