- $14 for one ticket to see New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular (up to $28.50 value)
- Features screening of the 1926 classic film Flesh and the Devil with a live orchestral accompaniment
- When: Saturday, November 1, at 7 p.m.
- Seating: red section
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click to view the seating chart
The New Jersey Festival Orchestra celebrates the season of the witch with a performance that approaches horror from a more psychological point of view. The centerpiece of the evening is a masterpiece of silent cinema, the Greta Garbo melodrama Flesh and the Devil. While the story of two friends torn apart by their lust for the same woman plays on screen, a live orchestra chills hearts with a live rendition of the moody, atmospheric soundtrack. Beethoven’s spontaneous Symphony No. 7 rounds out the night with a suite of rhythms that Wagner said were “the apotheosis of dance” and “guaranteed to make skeletons do the Charleston.” Prior to the show, visitors are invited to attend a free pre-concert lecture at 6:15 p.m.
New Jersey Festival Orchestra
After three decades as the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra announced a new name in 2013 to signal its evolving artistic mission and growing love of confetti. Having cultivated musical excellence in Westfield for so long, they turned their attention to bringing that culture to a statewide audience. Their concerts are a celebration of symphonic music both classical and contemporary, including world premieres from local composers.