‘Movie Music Magic’ At Sounds of Class Concert

Free Event Will Feature Carnival, Richardson Symphony

Sept. 5, 2007

Sounds of Class, a family friendly, free music festival held annually on the campus of The University of Texas of Dallas, this year will feature musical themes from the movies, as performed by the Richardson Symphony Orchestra.

The event, which is in its 12th year and is co-sponsored by the City of Richardson, will kick off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a children’s carnival organized by the UT Dallas Student Ambassadors and put on by more than 40 student organizations. 

The carnival will include, among other things:

  • Inflatables, such as a slide and bounce house, games for kids of all ages
  • A giant sand pile
  • A petting zoo provided by the City of Richardson Animal Services
  • An instrument petting zoo provided by the Richardson Symphony Orchestra Auxiliary    

Beginning at 6 p.m., performer Eddie Coker will entertain families with his original songs.  At 7:30 p.m., the symphony will take the stage.  The concert, featuring scores from such movies as Titanic, Spiderman, The Pink Panther, Mission Impossible and Star Wars, will conclude with a fireworks finale choreographed to the last musical number. 

UT Dallas is located at 800 W. Campbell between Custer and Coit Roads.  Attendees should enter the campus through the main gate at University Parkway and follow the signs to parking and the event location.

A concession stand, with hotdogs, snacks and soft drinks, will be open from 5 to 9 p.m., or attendees may bring their own picnic.  Seating is on the lawn adjacent to the University’s Eugene McDermott Library.  Alcohol and pets are prohibited. 

In the event of inclement weather, the symphony performance will take place in UT Dallas Activity Center at 8 p.m.

For information about services for persons with disabilities, please call 972-883-2203.  For more information about Sounds of Class, call 972-883-6259 or visit www.soundsofclass.com.

Sounds of Class is also sponsored by Ebby Halliday Realtors, Richardson Regional Medical Center, Richardson Living magazine, Hanson Construction and North Texas Kids magazine.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls nearly 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The University offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the University’s web site at www.utdallas.edu.


News Contact: Jenni Huffenberger, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu

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