Our City, Your Orchestra:
Halloween-themed ensemble performance at The Franklin Institute
beginning October 26, 7 PM ET
Available for FREE
Halloween Celebration Family Concert
beginning October 30, 7 PM ET through November 2, 11 PM ET
(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 www.philorch.org/our-city-your-orchestra and www.facebook.com/philorch, 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 www.philorch.org 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 www.philorch.org and will available to view for 72 hours.Tickets are on sale at www.philorch.org 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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