Classical music boosts listeners' brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with this GrouponLive deal to see Symphony In The Glen’s performance of Eek At The Greek at the Greek Theatre. For $14, you get one general-admission ticket for section B seating on Sunday, October 28, at 7 p.m. (up to a $27.50 value, including all fees). The Trick-or-Treat Village opens at 5:30 p.m., and concert doors open at 6 p.m.
The 60-piece Symphony In The Glen performs a collection of frightening favorites during their second-annual Eek At The Greek concert, a celebration of Halloween-inspired music. Classically trained musicians crescendo through the spooky catalog of songs, including the building and quickening strains of Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, as well as Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, a composition infamous for haunting the dreams of Rogaine salesmen across the globe. Audiences may also remember it from the final segment of Disney’s Fantasia, where the piece’s lurching violins pried open the folded wingspan of the demon Chernobog. Back by popular demand, Maestro Arthur B. Rubinstein’s musical interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” accompanies a live reading of the story by Robert Hays of Airplane! fame. Finally, the Colburn School Children’s Choir and MUSYCA join the orchestra for a performance of Double Trouble from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. In the film, a group of young witches, wizards, and their pet frogs piped a poem from Macbeth over the song’s baroque, yet mischievous melody. Guests can arrive to the Greek Theatre at 5:30 p.m., when the outdoor venue will spookily transform its front plaza into a complimentary trick-or-treat zone. The Halloween haven allows children to safely collect candy, compete in a preshow costume contest, and speak their minds about Hallmark-invented holidays.
Nestled within the lush forest of Griffith Park, the outdoor concert stage at the Greek Theatre courts massive audiences in the comfort of open sky, distant hilltops, and towering pines. Stadium-style seating provides unmarred sightlines of performers, and a canopy of trees covers the front plaza, allowing their branches to snatch forgotten cocktails when no one’s looking.