The FSO’s third season opens with a collection of spooky favorites that is perfect
for the entire family. But this Masterworks program, called Halloween Classics,
also features some of the greatest works in history. Children will tap along to In
the Hall of the Mountain King and the witch-led Danse Macabre and Night on Bald
Mountain. But the ultimate Halloween piece-and among the scariest symphonies
ever written for classical orchestra-is Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.
This mature work taps into the creative and disturbed genius of Berlioz, who was
perhaps some 50 years ahead of his time.
In the Hall of the Mountain King-Grieg
Ode to a Joyride-Balmages [World Premiere]
-Brian Balmages, guest conductor
Night on Bald Mountain-Mussorgsky