Utah Symphony to Present SUPERHERO HALLOWEEN, 10/29

Join the Utah Symphony and Associate Conductor Vladamir Kulenovic for Utah's favorite Halloween tradition, with theme music from your favorite superhero classics, including Batman, X-Men, Superman and Spiderman. Compete for great prize giveaways - including passes to Utah's best loved museums, attractions and 2014 Comic Con - in one of the state's largest costume contests.

Utah families and superhero fanatics are invited to enjoythe magic and thrills of the Utah Symphony's 23nd annual Halloween concert and costume contest complete with prizes, musical storytelling and festive symphonic tunes.

This year, community partners including KSL NewsRadio, Salt Lake City Comic Con, Utah Museum of Natural History, Geek Show podcast and The Leonardo have donated multiple prizes for each of the four costume contest categories: adult, child, group and symphony member. Prizes include VIP weekend passes to 2014 Salt Lake City Comic Con, as well as family passes to The Leonardo, Clark Planetarium, Thanksgiving Point, Utah Museum of Natural History, Tracy Aviary, and various gift cards.

"Superhero Halloween" will take flight October 29 at 7 p.m. in Abravanel Hall and feature well-known selections from iconic symphonic superhero repertoire such as Richard Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries", John William's iconic themes to "Starwars", "Hook" and "Superman", and Danny Elfman's music for "Batman" and "Spider-man". The program will come together with the musical storytelling of local actor Casey Elliott, who plays the role of a superhero with a mystery identity. Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic and the orchestra's musical super powers help solve our hero's crisis.

Sponsored by KSL NewsRadio, the Utah Symphony's traditional Halloween Costume Contest will precede the concert in the lobby of Abravanel Hall from 5:30 pm. to 6:30 pm. Guests from KSL NewsRadio, Salt Lake City Comic Con and Geek Show will judge the contest, which has become known over the past 22 years for its exciting prizes and outrageous costumes. They will choose three finalists from adult, child and group categories to appear onstage during the concert to be ranked by the audience. Potential contestants must be in line at the judges' table (on the main floor of the Abravanel Hall lobby) no later than 6:15 p.m. to be considered. The contest concludes at 6:30 pm.

Single tickets for the performance range from $6 to $22 and can be purchased by phone at (801) 355-2787, in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or online by visitingwww.utahsymphony.org. Season subscribers and those desiring group discounts should call 801-533-6683. All ticket prices are subject to change and availability. Ticket prices are subject to change and will increase $3 when purchased on the day of the performance.

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