The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, will present two world concert premieres in an upcoming Halloween-themed concert series October 27-29, 2000, at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. Guest thereminist Robert Froehner will be featured in the first live performances of Dimitri Tiomkin's "The Thing" and John Morris's "High Anxiety" (arr. Randol Bass). Additional selections include "Close Encounters of the Third Kind Suite" (Williams), "Murder on the Orient Express" (Bennett), "Overture to Sleuth" (Addison), "Batman Suite" (Elfman), and "Poltergeist" (Goldsmith), as well as macabre classics by Khachaturian, J. Strauss, Moussorgsky, and more. For ticket information phone the DSO Ticket Office at 214-692-0203, or visit the Dallas Symphony website at