CSO concert to offer tricks, treats, & trebles for families

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to present Treats & Trebles (A Halloween Family Concert) on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. attendees will have the opportunity to meet the CSO musicians; play games; trick or treat; enter the costume contest and participate in other activities in the lobby.

At 7:30 p.m. the orchestra will play a spooky Halloween concert (geared towards children of all ages.) in Bill Heard Theatre.

Tickets are $5 for children (under 12 years of age) and $10 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at the

RiverCenter Box Office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or one hour prior to the performance.

For more information call the CSO office at 706.323.5059 or visit us online at www.csoga.org.

The costume contest is open to all attendees from babies to adults, and the best costume winners will receive prizes. Attendees are encouraged to choose costumes that are appropriate for all ages.

Prizes have been donated by Sunny 100; Carmike Cinemas; Columbus Ice Rink; Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens; RiverCenter for the Performing Arts; Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights and Barnes and Noble. The costume finalists will appear on stage during the concert and the audience will decide the winners by applause.

The concert will feature spooky selections performed by the CSO musicians to include but not limited to: Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Highlights from Harry Potter.

"For over 25 years the Columbus Symphony Orchestra has been performing a family concert. We do this as part of our mission to perpetuate education and outreach through symphonic music," said Sara Ketcham, executive director for the CSO. "The ultimate goal is to expose little ones to music. We are able to provide this experience at an attractive price for everyone in our community thanks to the support from our sponsors."

Treats & Trebles is presented through a partnership with Aflac, TIC Federal Credit Union, Synder's-Lance, Fifth Generation Foundation, Sunny 100 and Valley Parent Magazine. Additional support is provided in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council is a partner of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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