Musical Chills & Thrills

Hemmens Cultural Center

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The Elgin Symphony Orchestra performs a casual, classical concert with spooky, exciting, and funny music over Halloween weekend

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  • $22 for one main floor ticket (up to $72 value)

Halloween Concert: Musical Chills & Thrills

  • Stookey—The Composer is Dead: Maestro Andrew Grams narrates this witty and funny orchestra instrument tutorial and murder mystery
  • Wagner—Ride of the Valkyries: The opening to the third act of the second opera in the Ring Cycle, Ride’s ominous yet victorious centerpiece is as equally important to pop culture as it is to classical music. For that, you can thank Apocalypse Now, The Blues Brothers, The Wire, and especially Elmer Fudd (“Kill da wabbit, Kill da wabbit…”).
  • Saint-Saëns—Danse Macabre: The orchestral tone poem paints a picture of skeletons leaping and dancing at midnight, with the violin taking on the role of Death itself. When the oboe pipes in, standing in for a rooster’s crow, the party is over and all the skeletons have to remember where they put their cell phones.
  • Mussorgsky—Night on Bald Mountain: A tone poem representing a witches’ sabbath on St. John’s Eve, Night on Bald Mountain is best known for its hair-raising opening, where slowly climbing strings and woodwinds get swallowed whole by horns. Like The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the composition is also famous for its use in the most frightening segment of Disney’s Fantasia.
  • Arnold—Tam O’Shanter Overture: Based on the poem by Robert Burns, this piece sees a character called Tam—represented by the trombone—drunkenly getting onto his horse before he accidentally rides into a witches’ dance and is chased across the Brig o’ Doon.
  • Gounod—Funeral March of a Marionette: Famous as the theme for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, this jaunty, darkly funny procession is famous as the theme for Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
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    Hemmens Cultural Center

    45 Symphony Way

    Elgin, IL 60120

    +18478884000

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