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10/25/2016

Pipes, Pedals and Pumpkins Event Set for Halloween at Byrnes Auditorium

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 Called “Pipes, Pedals, and Pumpkins,” the Oct. 31 event will feature musicians in full costume for their deadly performances. Presiding will be His Royal Highness Don Rogers, department chair.
 The evening fun will begin at 10:30 p.m. with student participants bringing forward their sacrifices, otherwise known as their pumpkins, for the pumpkin carving competition.

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D. B. Johnson organ
ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University’s Byrnes Auditorium will provide a spooky setting Halloween night as the Department of Music rolls out an organ recital for the “not so faint of heart.”

Called “Pipes, Pedals, and Pumpkins,” the Oct. 31 event will feature musicians in full costume for their deadly performances. Presiding will be His Royal Highness Don Rogers, department chair.

The evening fun will begin at 10:30 p.m. with student participants bringing forward their sacrifices, otherwise known as their pumpkins, for the pumpkin carving competition. The judges for the event – First Lady Laura Mahony, Galleries Director Karen Derksen and Athletics Director Ken Halpin – will pronounce their ghostly findings at the end of the recital. 1st , 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded.

First up on the famed D.B. Johnson organ is Murray Somerville, who will play the “Toccata in D Minor” (Johann Sebastian Bach) and “Stars and Stripes Forever” (Sousa).

Others to accept the organ challenge:
Tyler Lewis, playing “Little Prelude and Fugue in G Minor” (Bach)
Larry Peterson, playing “Präeludium in E Minor” (Nicholaus Bruhns)
Hazel Somerville, Toccata from “Revelations” (Daniel Pinkham)
Virginia Moe, playing her own composition, “Danse Macabre”
Matthew Manwarren, playing Toccata from “Suite Gothique” (Leon Boëllmann)

The event is free and open to the public and anyone else who loves the dark night and the glowing bask of Halloween. Wear costumes, if you dare.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at longshawj@winthrop.edu or at 803/323-2404.


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