Join The Philadelphia Orchestra for a Digital Halloween Fright Fest Beginning October 26

Posted on October 30, 2020


Our City, Your Orchestra:

Halloween-themed ensemble performance at The Franklin Institute

beginning October 26, 7 PM ET

Available for FREE


Digital Stage:

Halloween Celebration Family Concert

beginning October 30, 7 PM ET through November 2, 11 PM ET

Tickets $15


(Philadelphia, October 23, 2020)—While Halloween might look a little different this year, The Philadelphia Orchestra’s annual tradition continues! Orchestra musicians will present a bewitching performance of chamber music at The Franklin Institute as part of the Our City, Your Orchestra series. The recorded concert will feature Juliette Kang (first associate concertmaster), Burchard Tang (viola), Priscilla Lee (associate principal cello), Joseph Conyers (acting associate principal bass), Samuel Caviezel (associate principal clarinet), Daniel Matsukawa (principal bassoon), and Jennifer Montone (principal horn), and includes the first and fourth movements from Beethoven’s Septet, as well as haunting Halloween-themed arrangements by Matsukawa in celebration of the museum’s upcoming Franklin Fright event for families. The program will be available for free on and, beginning Monday, October 26, 2020, at 7:00 PM ET.

The Fabulous Philadelphians will take to the Digital Stage and get into the scary spirit with the Halloween Celebration Family Concert, beginning Friday, October 30, 2020, at 7:00 PM ET. Assistant Conductor Erina Yashima will leadan orchestral adventure featuring classic chilling compositions and wickedly exciting treats for the whole family. The program features the Orchestra, as well a brass quintet, performing in costume on stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. There will also be pop-up commentary and special animations throughout the program. A magical cauldron of festive activities for children will be available on to encourage active listening and participation. Additional Halloween content will be available to all ticketholders in the Digital Lobby, available one hour before the premiere performance on Friday evening. The concert will be presented on the Orchestra’s Digital Stage at and will available to view for 72 hours.Tickets are on sale at or by calling Ticket Philadelphia at 215.893.1999.

Photos from both programs are available here.


Our City, Your Orchestra: The Franklin Institute

October 26 at 7:00 PM––Monday evening 


Juliette Kang Violin

Burchard Tang Viola

Priscilla Lee Cello

Joseph Conyers Double Bass

Samuel Caviezel Clarinet

Daniel Matsukawa Bassoon

Jennifer Montone Horn


Strauss/arr. Matsukawa Excerpt from Also sprach Zarathustra

Beethoven Selections from Septet in E-flat major

Musorgsky/arr. Matsukawa Excerpt from A Night on Bald Mountain

Bach/arr. von Hoek Excerpt from Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Gounod/arr. Matsukawa Excerpt from Funeral March of a Marionette


Juliette Kang holds the Joseph and Marie Field Chair.

Joseph Conyers holds the Tobey and Mark Dichter Chair.

Samuel Caviezel holds the Sarah and Frank Coulson Chair.

Daniel Matsukawa holds the Richard M. Klein Chair.

Jennifer Montone holds the Gray Charitable Trust Chair.


Our City, Your Orchestra is supported in part by the William Penn Foundation, with additional support provided through the PNC Arts Alive initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Presser Foundation.


Halloween Celebration Family Concert

October 30 at 7:00 PM––Friday evening


The Philadelphia Orchestra

Erina Yashima Conductor

Jeffrey Lang Horn

Jeffrey Curnow Trumpet

Anthony Prisk Trumpet

Matthew Vaughn Trombone

Carol Jantsch Tuba


Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni         

Mendelssohn Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Gounod Funeral March of a Marionette, for brass quintet

Saint-Saëns Danse macabre, for brass quintet

Haydn Second movement from Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”)

Grieg “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” from Peer Gynt, for brass quintet

Bartók Romanian Folk Dances

Grieg Rigaudon, from “Holberg” Suite

Falla “Ritual Fire Dance,” from El amor brujo    

Grieg Prelude, from “Holberg” Suite


Jeffrey Lang holds the Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson Chair.

Jeffrey Curnow holds the Gary and Ruthanne Schlarbaum Chair.

Carol Jantsch holds the Lyn and George M. Ross Chair.


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