Halloween concert by Sewanee Symphony Orchestra

  • on 31 Oct 2013
  • Guerry Auditorium

The Sewanee Symphony Orchestra, in conjunction with the University Jazz Band, invites students, faculty, staff and community members to a concert at 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 (Halloween). Admission is free for all the ghosts and goblins who come dressed for the occasion, as well as for those who are able to provide a fright in their normal attire. 

Sponsored by the Department of Music and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, the concert will feature a wide array of ominous and spooky orchestral works, ensuring that the event will entertain guests of all ages.

The Jazz Ensemble, led by Kash Wright, will open with a few favorites and a piece by Wright. Under the direction of first year conductor Cesar Leal, the orchestra will play a variety of pieces to fit the Halloween mood. The fourth movement of Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique tells the story of a young artist who sees his own march to the scaffold after an opium-induced dream, while Charles Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette pays respect to a strong-willed puppet who lost his life in a duel. Camille Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre is a dance of death that unites the living and those no longer with us in a jovial celebration.

Founded in 1987, the University Orchestra is composed of students from both the University of the South and St. Andrews-Sewanee, faculty and community members, and professional musicians.

If you dare to attend, expect to be entertained as ushers from the Victorian Era guide you to your seat while Sewanee ghosts dance across the stage to the tunes of talented musicians from across the Domain.

See the video invitation here.