Join the Kamloops Symphony for a special Halloween themed concert filled with music of the supernatural and occult at A Dark And Scary Night. There are two performances of this concert; Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 pm in Sagebrush Theatre.
The festival of Halloween has ancient roots and was an occasion when, among other things, people believed that the boundaries separating the living and the dead became unclear, when the unsettled dead might appear briefly in our world again—and quite possibly cause trouble. That possibility frightens us deeply, so, in a way, Halloween has become a celebration of all those things that “scare” us: the ghostly, the violent, the demonic, as well as those less tangible, often unnameable fears that reside within. That is what A Dark And Scary Night celebrates too—music, both traditional and contemporary, that skilfully evokes some of those many shades of our fears.
Highlights of the spine-chilling concert include Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, and Orff’s O Fortuna from Carmina Burana. Music has long been an emotionally powerful companion to storytelling, first in plays and opera, then film, TV, and now video games. A Dark And Scary Night also features music from the burgeoning world of video game with excerpts from Outlast and Dungeon Hunter.
Joining the symphony on stage for this concert will be over 70 singers in the KSO Chorus. The chorus is made up of local singers from a wide variety of choirs, including the TRU Chamber Choir, Kamloops Choristers, Cantabile Singers, Vivace Chorale, Kamloops Men’s Chorus, and the School District Honour Choir.
Tickets are $42, $39 Seniors, $10 Youth (under 19), $15 KSOundcheck Members, and can be purchased from Kamloops Live! Box Office at 1-866-374-5483 or www.kamloopslive.ca.