WFU orchestra to present 8th annual Halloween concert

A traditional haunted house favorite, Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” and other scary music will highlight Wake Forest University Orchestra’s 8th annual Midnight Halloween Concert in Brendle Recital Hall.

The performers, Wake Forest students and faculty members led by conductor David Hagy, will be dressed as characters from books, movies, television and more.

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.”

In addition to Bach, the orchestra will play excerpts from music to be performed in future concerts. But, on Halloween they will add a few tricks and treats.

All of the costumes and special Halloween tricks are kept secret until the performance. No one knows what surprise guests may appear, but Hagy and the orchestra work each year to make the performance exciting, spooky and fun.

The Oct. 31 midnight concert is open to the public. Tickets are free, but reservations must be made. They will be available beginning Oct. 21 from the music department office at 336-758-5364. Reservations will be held until 15 minutes before the performance. For more information, call the music department.

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