Wake Forest to present midnight Halloween concert

Music often heard at haunted houses, including Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in d minor,” will highlight a midnight Halloween concert by the Wake Forest University Orchestra on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Brendle Recital Hall.

The free concert is open to the public.

In its seventh year, the Halloween concert has become a tradition at Wake Forest. Each year, the performers, who are students and faculty members, dress in costumes and perform high jinks along with their usual repertoire of excerpts from music to be performed in future concerts.

In past performances, the “Energizer Bunny” has run across the stage during a performance and the “Blues Brothers” have wowed the crowd. The musicians dress in coordinating costumes by section. The percussion section once dressed as characters from the “Wizard of Oz.”

Conductor David Hagy promises “a concert full of surprises.” All of the costumes and special tricks are kept secret until the performance.

Although admission to the concert is free, ticket reservations must be made. For reservations, call the music department office at 336-758-5364.

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