The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra begins its season Friday with a performance at the Lied Center.
The symphony will begin with the Overture to the "School for Scandal" by Samuel Barber. Scott Watson, KU professor of euphonium and tuba, will be the featured soloist for Handel's Concerto No. 3 in G Minor. The performance will conclude with Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor. Nicholas Uljanov, of the KU music and dance department, will direct the symphony.
KU Symphony performances start at 7:30 p.m. tickets are $7 for the public and $5 for students and senior citizens.
Future symphony performances are planned for Nov. 3 and Feb. 28 with KU choir groups.