The Resident Symphony Orchestra of the City of Anaheim

RELEASE NOTES

Halloween Chills


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 25, 2015

Anaheim Center for the Performing Arts at Servite
Servite High School
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 children in costume and all accompanying adults

Free parking on site

PROGRAM

Klaus Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean

Jerry Brubaker (arr.) - What’s Up at the Symphony?

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) - Polovtsian Dances

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) - The Water Goblin

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 25, offering a special Halloween-themed evening of entertainment suitable for concertgoers of all ages. The performance will include familiar classical favorites such as the finale from the Polovtsian Dances of Alexander Borodin, and the Wedding March from Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Audience members young and old will also enjoy a concert suite of music from the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean as well as the hilarious, Bugs Bunny-themed What’s Up at the Symphony. New York-based composer Martha Sullivan’s gripping All Hallows, written for OCS, will also receive its world premiere on the concert.

The OCS is delighted to be able to offer free admission to any groups that include one or more children in costume, and have included in the performance several features with an all-ages audience in mind. The concert will include musicians in costume and a visit from the phantom conductor. The Water Goblin 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 children’s costume parade around the auditorium!

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 music faculty at Chaffey College, as resident conductor of the Chamber Opera Players of Los Angeles, and as 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