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LSO presents its 5th Annual Halloween Concert and Costume Contest

| October 21, 2017, 04:52 PM

Once again the audience and the stage will be filled with creative Halloween costumes. On Sunday afternoon, October 29, at 3 pm the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, for the fifth year in a row, is bringing “Spooky Sounds, Haunted Harmonies” to our community at Annapolis High School on Riva Road. This most popular concert features seasonal music, but also is a time for kids, parents and orchestra members to try on their Halloween costumes to see and to be seen, with a costume contest and awards held during the intermission.

Anna Binneweg, the LSO’s Music Director/Conductor, has selected music appropriate for the season.

  • Tam O’Shanter Overture by Malcom Arnold based on Robert Burns’ famous poem, in which Tam O’Shanter gets a bit tipsy and stumbles into a church filled with witches and goblins.
  • Casey at the Bat, with award-winning actor, director, and narrator, David de Vries reading the famous Ernest Thayer poem over the music by Frank Proto.
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, the most popular among Franz Liszt’s series of Hungarian rhapsodies.
  • The Witches Dance from Puccini’s opera ”Le Ville”.
  • Batman Suite over pictures from the Batman movie.

A panel of three judges will choose the costume winners from among those wishing to enter the competition.

David de Vries has performed on Broadway as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, along with three other National Companies in the show’s long and successful history. He also played Dr. Dillamond in the smash hit Wicked for three years in Los Angeles, Chicago and originated the role for the 2nd National Tour. An “Audie” Award Winner for Pam Muñoz Ryan’s “Echo”, David has over 120 audiobook titles to his credit spanning virtually every genre. As a director, David recently staged the World Premiere of Pancakes, Pancakes! at the Alliance Theatre and took home Atlanta’s Suzi Bass Award in direction for his production of “I’m Not Rappaport” at the Aurora Theatre. He holds a B.A. in Performing Arts from American University and an M.A. in Communication from Gonzaga University.

Anna Binneweg is the Music Director/Conductor of the Anne Arundel Community College Symphony Orchestra where she also serves as Associate Professor of Music in addition to being the Music Director/Conductor of the LSO. She holds a doctor of music degree in orchestral conducting from Northwestern University. She made her conducting debut at the Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra in the 2005 National Conducting Institute, and has served as one of their cover conductors. She made her European conducting debut in Lviv, Ukraine in 2012.

The LSO is central Maryland’s community orchestra made up of local professionals, teachers, military musicians, exceptional amateurs and students. They play for the love of making high-quality music for themselves and for their listeners, and they have the development of young musicians as part of their mission.

Tickets are available at or at the door. General admission tickets are $20, seniors are $15, and students are always FREE. For more information about the LSO visit or at (410) 562-8920.

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