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Orange County Symphony
Proudly Presents
Halloween Extravaganza
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s Halloween concert will feature spooky, silly, and wild favorites from the classical repertory, with a few more contemporary surprises thrown in for good measure. Children in attendance are encouraged to dress up and participate in a costume parade at the end of the evening!

Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
I. Marche au supplice (March to the Scaffold)
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
I. Morning Mood
II. Death of Åse
III. Anitra’s Dance
IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Polednice (The Noon Witch), Op. 108
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Christopher Marsh, Guest Narrator

Funeral March for a Marionnette
Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Star Wars Suite for Orchestra
I. The Imperial March
II. Princess Leia’s Theme
III. Throne Room and End Title
John Williams (b. 1932)
David Rentz
Music Director and Conductor
Servite Theater Auditorium
1952 West La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92801

TICKETS
General Admission: $20.00, Seniors and Students

I love Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King"
A few surf bands have also covered it.

Not spooky per se, but dark, evil, n heavy
Holst's Mars suite would be cool to add to the list above.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s8EwBTQhl3Y&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Ds8EwBTQhl3Y

Have you ever seen an Orchestra do that live?

Jeff btd

TM

Hall of the mountain kind would be excellent for not only a surf band to play, but also a metal band...has that kind of a riff....

I have played the Holst before, that's truly a classic!

Another good one (we played this one last year) is one you will remember from chorus, Jeff....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdIpoE2LEps

and my personal favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty7nD6H029I

Then there is the highly recognized perennial favorite Toccata & Fugue in d minor by J.S. Bach (I have to say, that's one hell of an organ in that video).

For a composer with such a significant percentage of the body of his artistic work being church/religious music, I find it quite ironic that one of his most recognizable compositions is inextricably linked to the spooky horror genre.

I love good church music, Bach composed some of the best, and many of his compositions for organ transpose well into fully orchestrated pieces, this being among them.

TM

Agreed!

Bach, as some people know, was really known as a kick-ass technical organist back in the day...the man with the "flying feet"....and didn't get really famous until much later, and posthumously...

I love the scene in "20,000 leagues" with James Mason playing that particular piece you mentioned.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq8k8Rsd9oY

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Sounds like a good show. But nothing by Krzysztof Penderecki? Probably too scary for the kids. Some of his stuff worked good in The Shining though.

Camille Saint-Saens 'Danse Macabre' is my favorite classical Halloween piece.

TM

On 2013-10-21 18:33, Hakalugi wrote:
Sounds like a good show. But nothing by Krzysztof Penderecki? Probably too scary for the kids. Some of his stuff worked good in The Shining though.

They kind of want to keep it light hearted!

There is stuff by Xenaxis or Lygeti that would probably cause people to run out, screaming.

On 2013-10-21 12:36, bigtikidude wrote:
I love Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King"
A few surf bands have also covered it.

Not spooky per se, but dark, evil, n heavy
Holst's Mars suite would be cool to add to the list above.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s8EwBTQhl3Y&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Ds8EwBTQhl3Y

Have you ever seen an Orchestra do that live?

Jeff btd

Holst, "The Planets" is a great work!

[ Edited by: Atomic Tiki Punk 2013-10-21 19:12 ]

Yup, good enough to inspire a young English blues band called Earth
To change their name to Black Sabbath, and use part of the Mars Suite
As the main riff for the song Black Sabbath.

"What is this, that stands before me.
Figure in black, points his finger at me."

None more evil indeed.
8-o

Jeff btd

On 2013-10-21 13:13, lucas vigor wrote:
Hall of the mountain kind would be excellent for not only a surf band to play, but also a metal band...has that kind of a riff....

I have played the Holst before, that's truly a classic!

Another good one (we played this one last year) is one you will remember from chorus, Jeff....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdIpoE2LEps

Never did that song, I was in an acapella chamber singer group.
But I did see it performed live one time. Gave me goose bumps.

Jeff btd

TM

I find this one to be very intense, and frightening....great for Halloween!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9m1Ysa2Zfs

Bartok: The miraculous mandarin

Wagner is good for scaring the crap of the locals
and I do love me some " Die Walküre"

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