Halloween Organ Extravaganza

Peter Richard Conte - Organ

Ken Cowan - Organ

Paul Jacobs - Organ


Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Gounod/trans. Conte - Funeral March of a Marionette, for organ and flugelhorn

Vierne - “Feux follets,” from Pièces de fantaisie, 2nd Suite

Reger - Fugue, from Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H

Mozart - Andante in F major

Saint-Saëns/trans. Cowan - Danse macabre

Bach - Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (Leopold Stokowski organ roll, preparation by Sean O’Donnell)

Musorgsky/trans. Conte - A Night on Bald Mountain

Bonnet - “Elves,” from 12 Organ Pieces, 2nd Volume

Liszt/trans. Cowan - “Mephisto” Waltz No. 1

Friday, October 31, 2014

9:30 pm Verizon Hall

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The Halloween Organ Extravaganza combines thrilling organ repertoire both traditional and novelty into a fun Halloween evening, hosted by Frederick Haas. Experience the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ like never before in this late-night Halloween performance with three great organists on one stage. See their virtuosic action on the keyboard and pedals up close through unique video projection in the hall. Witness a spectacular summoning of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s past music director, as Leopold Stokowski’s organ roll recording of Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor comes to life. Experience the full range of this incredible instrument’s capabilities through remarkable showpieces and demonstrations. Eerie and enchanted repertoire includes special transcriptions of A Night of Bald Mountain, Funeral March of a Marionette, Danse macabre, Prelude and Fugue in D minor, “Mephisto” Waltz No. 1, and “The Ride of the Valkyries.” After the concert, audience members are invited to lie down on the Verizon Hall stage to feel the awesome power of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ as Conte plays some of the lowest sounds on the organ. Audience members who wish to participate are asked to bring a towel or blanket to lie on.

Note: The Philadelphia Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Seating is General Admission and audiences are invited to come in costume. All tickets are $50!

This performance is made possible by the generous support of the Wyncote Foundation.