Something Wicked This Way Strums
One World Symphony
Sung Jin Hong, Sorcerer
Gregory Eaton, Phantom Organist
Frightful Favorites Chosen By Our Audience:
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain (original version)*
Danny Elfman: from Batman (1989)
J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue D Minor for organ
Berlioz: "March of the Scaffold" and "Witches Sabbath Dance" from Symphonie Fantastique
Plus a few surprises…
One Night Only!
Benefitting St. Ann’s Roof Restoration Fund
Friday, October 31, 2008
St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
Experience One World Symphony's family concert on Halloween to help "Raise the Roof" at St. Ann's! Proceeds will go towards St. Ann's Roof Restoration Fund. There's no trick -- the treat is for you!
Our fans have voted for their frightful favorites. Our Halloween concert will include Berlioz's obsession confessed in the haunting Symphonie Fantastique, Danny Elfman's acclaimed gothic score to the film Batman (1989), and from the landmark film Fantasia (1940) J. S. Bach's stirring "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" and Mussorgsky's famous celebration of ghoulish revelry and sorcery: St. John's Night on the Bare Mountain (1867).
Better known as Night on Bald Mountain, One World Symphony will be presenting the Brooklyn premiere of Mussorgsky's original version of the frenzied classic, not the more common orchestration Rimsky-Korsakov wrote after the composer's death. Mussorgsky wrote his hypnotic masterpiece in only twelve days, pulling from Russian folk idioms to spin the spells of a witches' black Sabbath. With an ending unfamiliar to fans of the Fantasia version, One World Symphony continues its trend of presenting classical music as you've never heard it before.