The Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble will perform its first Halloween Concert on Monday, Oct. 29. It’s sure to be fun and entertaining for the entire family.
Student members of the band will perform in costume. The audience is encouraged to come in costume as well, and there will be a costume contest for the little ones. Trick or treating will follow the performance.
The concert will feature popular music associated with Halloween, including movie music from Nightmare Before Christmas, Ghostbusters and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Timeless classical masterpieces also will be featured, including Mussorgsky‘s Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, and the powerful Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz. The percussion section will be featured on Saint-Saens’ Fossils and the theme from The Munsters.
The fast-paced concert is only 45 minutes in length, to keep children engaged, and a narrator will guide the audience through the music. Many of the pieces will be accompanied by a large-screen video to help tell the story behind the music.
This spooktacular concert begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. Admission is free.
“This concert is for the community, and also to give back by reaching out to others in this family-friendly environment,” said James Hile, director of bands. “It should be a great way to help bring people together.”
For more information, visit the Department of Music website.