SHOSTAKOVICHFestive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op. 96
VIVALDI "Autumn" from The Four Seasons GRIEG "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer GyntSte. No. 1, Op. 46
BERLIOZ "Dance of the Sylphs" from The Damnation of Faust RODRIGUEZA Colorful Symphony GINASTERAMalambo
The DPO kicks off the 2013–2014 Family Series by presenting its legendary PhilharMonster Halloween Concert a full week and a half before Halloween. Join us when we celebrate the change of seasons by extending the celebration of Halloween and reveling in the wonders of autumn.
Music Director Neal Gittleman will continue his tradition of onstage Halloween hilarity when he shows up as…sorry, we can't say. It's a surprise. Neal will lead a costumed Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra through a program that includes DPO Concertmaster Jessica Hung performing Autumn from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. A guest narrator will read the chapter entitled "A Colorful Symphony" from the beloved children’s book The Phantom Tollbooth by renowned author Norton Juster (if you’re a parent, you’ll know who that is), accompanied by the DPO performing Robert Rodriguez' A Colorful Symphony. There will even be a light show designed by the Schuster Center's Steve Williams, and the fun continues when the Orchestra's musicians stage their own costume contest.
Activities for kids of all ages begin at 2 p.m. in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center. Enjoy crafts, an instrument petting zoo, a performance by Many Voices Serenading—the fourth- and fifth-grade choir from the Miami Valley School—and the DPO's annual costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for cutest, scariest and most creative costumes in ages 3 to 5, 6 to 9, and 10 and up. The costume contest is a great opportunity to let your kids test-drive their Halloween costumes early!
Series sponsored by Dayton Power & Light Company Foundation