Alliance Symphony Orchestra to Hold Halloween Concert

April 01, 2010

The Alliance Symphony Orchestra will perform a Halloween concert on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. in the Alliance High School auditorium.


Since its founding in 1989, the Alliance Symphony Orchestra has provided orchestral music of many styles for the enjoyment and enrichment of the people of the Alliance area. The members of the symphony include adult as well as college and high school volunteers.

Dr. Elaine Anderson, associate professor of music at Mount Union College, will be leading the group this year. She is taking over for Dr. Dorsey, associate professor or music and department chair at Mount Union College, who is taking a hiatus from conducting the group. 'Under his baton, this orchestra has performed some memorable and expertly planned concerts of Christmas music, pops music and spring concert that highlighted the skills of the performers,' said Dr. Anderson.

The Halloween theme is a new idea this year. 'The Christmas season is an extremely busy time for everyone, and, we thought we'd try something different this season with a Halloween program," added Anderson.

There will be Halloween-themed orchestra music including 'The Devil's Trill' featuring Bohdan Subchak as a violin soloist, 'Night on Bald Mountain' and 'Danse Macabre.' A short story, written by Frank Tascone, assistant professor of English at Mount Union, will usher in each of the musical pieces. Pedro 'P.J.' Chavez, a 2004 Mount Union graduate, will serve as narrator.

Members of the orchestra will be dressed in costume and are asking members of the audience to do the same.

'There will be a costume contest for the audience at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Alliance High School,' added Anderson. 'I hope that everyone including many students and children come in costume. Please make sure all of your costumes are family friendly.'

Admission is free for children accompanied by an adult as well as for high school and college students with a student ID. Adult tickets are $5 at the door. For advanced sale tickets please call (330) 829-8102.

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