Hays Symphony Orchestra to open 2014-15 music season

Tickets are still available for the Hays Symphony Orchestra's inaugural "Pops" concert on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center in Sheridan Hall on the Fort Hays State University campus.

This year is the first of the orchestra's second century.

Pieces include "Oblivion" by Astor Piazzolla, "Symphony No. 8" by Antonin Dvorak, "Sandpaper Ballet" by Leroy Anderson and "Being Alive" from the musical "Company."

David Upham, orchestra conductor at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, will serve as a guest conductor.

Tickets for the public are $7, senior citizens are $5, and FHSU students with I.D. are free. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in Beach/Schmidt prior to the performances or by contacting the Department of Music and Theatre at FHSU at 785-628-4533.

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