Halloween with the Cleveland Orchestra
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Orchestra begins its 2012-13 Family Concert Series with the “Halloween Spooktacular!” concert on Sunday, October 28, led by guest conductor Kelly Corcoran<http://www.kellycorcoran.net/>, in her Cleveland Orchestra debut, and performed with actor Terence Cranendonk. The program of Halloween favorites includes Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Liadov’s Baba-Yaga, Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and Stravinsky’s “Infernal Dance” from The Firebird. For the Bach, Cleveland Orchestra principal keyboardist Joela Jones<http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/about/jones-joela.aspx> will perform the Toccata on the organ and then the Orchestra will perform the Fugue in Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration. Audience members are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the concert. There will be a costume contest, with judging beginning at 1:00 p.m. and winners announced during the concert.
One-hour Family Concerts are designed for children ages 7 and older and their families, providing an opportunity for families to spend time together while enjoying popular classical music performed in Severance Hall. Fun, concert-related activities are available for free in various parts of the Hall, beginning one hour before each concert. Pre-concert activities for the “Halloween Spooktacular!” concert are:
* “Halloween Spooktacular!” Costume Contest (Reinberger Chamber Hall; enter from the Smith Lobby, located on the Ground Floor of Severance Hall) – To enter the contest, pick up a number in Reinberger Chamber Hall. Five prizes, including a Grand Prize, will be awarded, with consideration given to “most original” and “spookiest” costumes. Judging begins in Reinberger Chamber Hall at 1:00 p.m. Finalists will be announced at 1:45 p.m. (Contestants must be present to be eligible to win.) Prizes will be awarded onstage during the “Halloween Spooktacular!” concert.
* Thriller Dancers from the Dance Centre by Heidi Glynias (Grand Foyer) – Audiences are welcome to join young students of the Dance Centre by Heidi Glynias as Michael Jackson’s Thriller Dance comes to Severance Hall for the first time!
* Instrument Discovery with Royalton Music Center (Smith Lobby) – Kids can discover their “inner musician” by trying out orchestral instruments with the assistance of Royalton Music Center staff.
TICKET AND PARKING INFORMATION
OCTOBER 28 TICKET PRICES: Orchestra and Dress Circle: $22; Balcony: $15.
The Severance Hall Ticket Office is located in the Smith Lobby. The entrance and 15-minute Ticket Service parking are along East Boulevard. The Ticket Office is open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday-Friday and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. It is closed Sundays and holidays, except for those days with performances, when the Ticket Office opens 3 hours before concert start time.
Group Sales (groups of 10 or more): Call the Cleveland Orchestra Group Sales Office at Severance Hall at 216-231-7493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org" href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about parking for Severance Hall concerts, click here<http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/visit/severance-parking.aspx>.
Venue information: Severance Hall, which opened in 1931 as the home of The Cleveland Orchestra, is located at 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
For more information about the Family Concert Series, or to order tickets, call Cleveland Orchestra Ticket Services at 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com.
These concerts are part of a broad array of educational programs designed to foster a love of music and a lifetime of participation in the musical arts. For more information, call The Cleveland Orchestra’s Department of Education and Community Programs at 216-231-7355.
Photographs and additional information are available upon request. A complete concert listing follows.
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.
(Pre-concert activities begin at 1:00 p.m.)
The Cleveland Orchestra
Kelly Corcoran, conductor
Terence Cranendonk, actor
Joela Jones, organ
Humperdinck: “Witch’s Ride” from Hansel and Gretel
J.S.Bach/Leopold Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Stravinsky: “Infernal Dance of King Kashchei” from The Firebird
Join The Cleveland Orchestra for some of the most deliciously spooky story music ever, including Halloween favorites Night on Bald Mountain and Danse macabre. The afternoon begins with a not-to-be-missed costume contest at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15, $22 (Box Seats $30)
To order: 216-231-1111, 800-686-1141, or visit clevelandorchestra.com<http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/tickets/calendar/index.aspx> to select your own seats and print your tickets at home
Location: Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland