skip navigation | text only | accessibility | site map
Emil De Cou (Scott Suchman)

NSO Family Concert: More Spooky Sounds and Scary Tales

Get a head start on Halloween and come dressed in your spookiest costume for this "spirited" Sunday afternoon concert event led by NSO Associate Conductor Emil de Cou.

This event has already closed.
Please use the event calendar to search for current events.

About

Get a head start on Halloween and come dressed in your spookiest costume for this "spirited" concert event. NSO Associate Conductor Emil de Cou and the NSO will be wearing their own trick-or-treat outfits as they perform Saint-Saëns's Danse Macabre, Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, Mozart's "Queen of the Night" aria from The Magic Flute, and selections from such movies as The Wizard of Oz and E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial. It's guaranteed to be a ghoulish good time! This concert will feature I-MAG video magnification, which projects the music-making onstage onto a giant screen above the orchestra. It's a great way to watch the musicians play their instruments throughout the performance! Ages 5 and up.
 
Come early for the musical instrument "Petting Zoo." Starting one hour before each Family concert, this hands-on activity in the Kennedy Center Atrium gives kids a chance to get up close with the instruments they'll see played on the stage--from violins and harp to oboes and flutes. A project of the Women's Committee for the NSO.
 
Stay after the 3 p.m. concert for a "Kids' Chat." Following the 3 p.m. Family Concert, kids can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with the artists.

Program and Notes

BACH
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
STOTHART
Selections from The Wizard of Oz
MUSSORGSKY
 Night on Bald Mountain, Rimsky-Korsakov Arrangement
SAINT-SAËNS
 Danse macabre, Op. 40
STRAVINSKY
"Infernal Dance" from  The Firebird (complete ballet)
TCHAIKOVSKY
"Phantom of the Opera" excerpt from  Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32
WAGNER/HUTSCHENRUYTER
"The Ride of the Valkyries" from  Die Walküre
WILLIAMS
Flying Theme from Flying Theme from E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

This event has already closed.

Please use the event calendar to search for current events.

Loading...