The Kennedy Center


NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Performances For Young Audiences NSO Family

Creep into the Concert Hall for costumed classics at this frightfully fun concert featuring ghoulishly attired musicians. Arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” Age 5+

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Halloween Spooktacular
Emil de Cou, conductor

When is it ever cool to “boo” the orchestra? On Halloween, of course! But watch out, because at this frightfully fun concert, ghoulishly attired musicians might “BOO” you from behind their instruments in return. Don your best costume, come one hour early to the Atrium for trick-or-treating plus a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo,” and then take your seat in the Concert Hall for a program of goosebump-inducing favorites!
Most enjoyed by age 5 and up. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Come early for trick-or-treating and our Musical Instrument "Petting Zoo"
Starting one hour before the concert, visit the Atrium for trick-or-treating. In a special Haunted Hall edition of our Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo,” hands-on activities let children get up close with the instruments they'll see played on the stage with a “spooktacular” twist!

Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. is a sensory-friendly performance.
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you order these performances and do not require these Accessibility accommodations, your family is still very much welcome to attend.

Stay after the 4 p.m. performance on Oct. 29 for a free Kids’ Chat!
Following the performance, young audience members can ask questions and hear engaging stories in an up-close-and-personal talk with some of the artists.