The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and guest artists present Halloween entertainment including a horror film screening and children’s programs at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.
The festivities begin on Halloween night with Nosferatu + Live Music. The classic Dracula adaptation by F.W. Murnau is brought to life with a new score played live by the Andrew Alden Ensemble. Melding the horror of the film with the sensibilities of classical chamber music, and the distinct edge of rock, audiences are treated to a new experience with a memorable favorite.
Nosferatu + Live Music takes place Thursday, October 31 at 7 p.m. at The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube.
On Saturday, The Max offers a morning of family performances, with all invited to come in costume! Festivities begin with a Tiny Tots show by Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits called Shake, Rattle, and Roll — a high-energy program featuring popular children’s songs set to a rock n’ roll beat.
Later, the DSO presents The Ghost of Orchestra Hall conducted by Chelsea Gallo. This Young People’s Family Concert, featuring pianist Gavin George and Actor Evá Sarai Vesprini, celebrates the centennial of Orchestra Hall through the tale of its friendly resident ghost. Program includes highlights from Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bernstein’s West Side Story, Star Wars, and other favorites.
Both family events take place on Saturday, November 2 with Shake, Rattle, and Roll at 10 a.m. at The Cube and The Ghost of Orchestra Hall at 11 a.m. at Orchestra Hall.
A variety of kid-friendly activities will be on hand in the atrium beginning at 9:30 a.m. for audiences to both concerts, including balloon art, face painting, instrument trials, and more. And the annual costume contest is back, with winners announced during both the Tiny Tots and Young People’s Family Concert performances.
Note: The DSO does not perform in Nosferatu + Live Music or Tiny Tots. Tiny Tots is designed for children ages 2-6 and their families. Audiences at Young People’s Family Concerts are generally aged 6 and up.
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