Sixth Annual Sounds of Class Concert, Family Festival Slated for Sept. 29 at UTD

The “beat” is back as The University of Texas at Dallas is set to host the Sixth Annual Sounds of Class concert and family festival Saturday, Sept. 29. The “Beat of the Night” theme returns for this year’s free event, which promises to provide family entertainment for the entire Richardson community.

Sounds of Class will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with a children’s carnival put on by UTD student organizations and a concert from Fade 2 Shade, a rock/jazz/funk/ethnic rhythm group. The Richardson Symphony Orchestra, conducted and directed by Anshel Brusilow, will give a concert at 8 p.m. and the evening will conclude at about 9:15 p.m. with a fireworks finale choreographed to the last musical number.

Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from 5:30 to 9 p.m., but attendees also are invited to bring their own refreshments. Seating will be on the lawn adjacent to UTD’s McDermott Library. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. Ample free parking will be available.

The event, which is a combined effort of UTD, the City of Richardson and The Richardson Symphony Orchestra, also is sponsored in part by Ebby Halliday Realtors, Fujitsu and Radio Disney. In case of rain, musical performances will be held in the UTD Activity Center. Visit, or call (972) 883-4431 for additional information.

About UTD

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 more than 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate 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 UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at

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