While Frankenstein's monster was a lover of classical music, he was unable to travel to international concerts due to the steel bolts that constantly set off metal detectors at airport security. See one of this cultured creature's favorite compilations with today's Groupon to the Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre. In its 70th year of melodious performances, the highly acclaimed Victoria Symphony is billed as the largest performing arts institution on Vancouver Island. Today's Groupon is good for one A-level ticket to the Halloween Fantastique concert, a spooky spectacle showcasing ghostly tunes such as Saint-Saëns' Danse macabre, HK Gruber's Frankenstein!!, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. The symphony's music director Tania Miller conducts the performance with one hand while operating a Ouija Board with the other. Costumes are encouraged for attendees of this night of fun and fright; choose your Groupon for one of the following two dates:
- Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, October 31 at 2:30 p.m.
The Victoria Symphony was reviewed by the Times Colonist:
- The Victoria Symphony's 2010-11 season opened Sept. 11 and 12 with a colourful Signature Series program that included the Canadian pianist Ian Parker's seventh appearance with the orchestra since 1997, in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. That work was performed alongside the Mussorgsky-Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition and other showpieces of the sort that the Victoria Symphony plays with fire and flair, especially under its music director, Tania Miller. – Kevin Bazzana, Times Colonist
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