Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announce Halloween Programming

This Halloween the GRAMMY Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has something for everyone on the spookiest Saturday of the year, October 31, 2015, including the first Family Concert of the 2015-16 season, Halloween Hijinks, at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall. On Halloween night, the Orchestra will perform Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton, at 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall.

The Halloween festivities will begin at noon in the Woodruff Arts Center Galleria, as families are invited to come early for a costume contest with prizes awarded for scariest, funniest, cutest and most creative costume. Winners will be announced on stage during the concert. In addition, there will be a pumpkin art making station, as well as the Instrument Petting Zoo, where children have the opportunity to play instruments from the orchestra including violin, cello, double bass, flute, trumpet and trombone.

The fun continues as the costume-clad musicians and Assistant Conductor Joseph Young perform mesmerizing favorites including music from The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Harry Potter, Night on Bald Mountain and other surprises.

Halloween night the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton, complete with film clips, as part of the Delta POPS! concert series. The concert will be held in Atlanta Symphony Hall and patrons are encouraged to attend the performance dressed in Halloween costumes. Prizes will be awarded.

Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton explores the collaborative relationship between music and storytelling and the process and importance that this has in filmmaking. Composer Danny Elfman and visionary Hollywood filmmaker Tim Burton have created a unique concert experience, blending music and visuals to celebrate the three decade long partnership of two of Hollywood's top creators. This live concert features Danny Elfman's celebrated film scores brought to life on stage by orchestra and choir, enhanced by the stunning visuals of Tim Burton's original sketches, drawings, story boards, and film clips rendered in exquisite detail on the big screen.

Conductor Scott Dunn will lead the Orchestra with special guests OurSong, Atlanta's Gay and Lesbian Chorus and a soloist from the Georgia Boy Choir. Dunn is the associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He has an affinity for new and American music with a special passion for film and so-called crossover composers, ranging from George Gershwin and Vernon Duke to Leonard Bernstein and Elfman.

Tickets for Halloween Hijinks and the 2 p.m. concert are priced at $15 to $20. The evening concert tickets are priced at $33 to $65. All tickets are available via atlantasymphony.org or by calling 404.733.5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.



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