Halloween Spooktacular
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Halloween Spooktacular

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Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
Carl Topilow, conductor
Eric Charnofsky, narrator


Come dressed in your Halloween best for a program filled with magic tricks and musical treats!  An afternoon of deliciously frightening fun and terrifying tales featuring the spooky sounds of orchestral favorites Saint-Saëns’s Danse macabre and Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, plus favorites by John Williams from Star Wars, Superman, and Harry Potter.  Come dressed in your Halloween best for our costume contest!

At a Glance
WILLIAMS - "Imperial March" from The Empire Strikes Back
      conducted by Cesara Depaulis
WILLIAMS - "Main Theme" from Superman
WILLIAMS - Music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
DUKAS - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
WILLIAMS - The Witches of Eastwick
SAINT-SAËNS - Danse macabre
PECK - The Thrill of the Orchestra

The Family Concert series
is supported by
The Giant Eagle Foundation.

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Free Pre-Concert Activities

Free pre-concert family activities begin at 2:00 p.m.

in Reinberger Chamber Hall (on the ground floor)
     To enter the contest, join the line at the Reinberger Chamber Hall entrance.  Three prizes, including a Grand Prize, will be awarded.  Judging begins in Reinberger Chamber Hall at 2:00 p.m.  Awards will be announced prior at the beginning of "The Haunted Orchestra" Halloween Spooktacular concert.  Dress your spooky best and join us for the fun. 
in the Smith Lobby (on the ground floor)
     Even the littlest musicians can join the fun with Sing and Swing's Play Along Jam. Children ages 0 to 5 can play an assortment of child friendly percussion instruments with their parents and the instructors from Sing and Swing.

with Royalton Music Center
in the Smith Lobby (on the ground floor)
     Kids can discover their “inner musician" by trying out orchestral instruments with the assistance of Royalton Music Center staff.

from The Dance Centre by Heidi Glynias
in the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer
     Watch Michael Jackson’s “Thriller" comes to life in Severance Hall as The Dance Centre performs the music and the moves, and more!

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Severance Restaurant

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