The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim

RELEASE NOTES

Concert, Oct. 27, 2013


For Immediate Release—September 23, 2013
Contact: Dorothy Rose, (714) 778-0314
dorothy_rose@ocsymphony.org

Orange County Symphony Presents Halloween Extravaganza

The Resident Orchestra of the City of Anaheim

presents a night of chills and thrills—spooky fun for children and adults alike!

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Servite Auditorium
1942 West La Palma Avenue
6:30 P.M. (pre-concert talk at 6:00 P.M.)
$20/general admission; $15/seniors and students

Free admission for any group that brings one or more children (eighteen and under) to the concert
Free parking on site

Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
March to the Scaffold (from Symphonie Fantastique)

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Funeral March for a Marionette

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
The Noon Witch

Martha Sullivan (b. 1964)
All Hallows (world premiere)

The Orange County Symphony (OCS) will present the third concert of its subscription season on Sunday, October 27, offering a special Halloween-themed evening of entertainment suitable for concertgoers of all ages. The performance will include familiar favorites such as the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 of Edvard Grieg, best known for its closing movement, “In the Hall of the Mountain King.” Audience members will also recognize Charles Gounod’s Funeral March for a Marionette, better known as the theme song from Alfred Hitchock Presents, and March to the Scaffold, the blazing fourth movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

The OCS is delighted to be able to offer free admission to any groups that include one or more children, and have included in the concert several features with an all-ages audience in mind. The concert will open with a parade of the orchestra’s musicians in costume, along with a brief introduction to the various families of instruments. The Noon Witch of Antonín Dvořák will be accompanied by a storyteller’s narration of the spooky folk tale on which the piece is based, and the concert will conclude with a parade around the auditorium of the children in the audience, who are welcome but not required to come in costume!

Founded in 1985, the Orange County Symphony is a regional semi-professional orchestra serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The OCS is honored to be part of the Anaheim community and in July, 2011 was designated as the Resident Symphony Orchestra for the City of Anaheim. The orchestra is led by Dr. David Rentz, an accomplished choral, orchestral, and opera conductor, who currently serves on the faculties of the music departments of Pomona and Scripps Colleges, and is the choral director at the First Congregational Church of Riverside.

For booking, interviews, and complimentary tickets for reviews, please contact:
Dorothy Rose, (714) 778-0314
dorothy_rose@ocsymphony.org
www.ocsymphony.org