Do you have little ghouls and goblins haunting your house? 👻

Halloween season is here, in my opinion, one of the most fun times of the year, and the National Symphony Orchestra is celebrating with a Halloween Spooktacular on October 22. Little monsters, fairies and princesses of all kinds (and their friends and families) will enjoy this NSO October tradition.  The Concert Hall transforms into a ghostly sight with ghoulish musicians on stage performing new and old and very boo-tiful classics to celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos. Emil de Cou is the ghoul-in-chief, I mean the conductor. (Can you think of a more fun director of mischievous music?)

Come early: there are lots of opportunities to trick-or-treat before the show, plus a special Haunted Hall Musical PLAYspace--a petting zoo where the kids can try out different instruments. 

There are two concerts, Sunday, October 22. The first one, at 2, is a sensory-friendly performance described as “designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities.” Everyone’s welcome to attend.

The second show is at 4 pm on the same afternoon. Following this program, young audience members can ask questions and hear stories from the show’s artists and creative team.

So, grab a kid, a grandchild, a neighbor, or anyone who likes to have fun and head on over to the Concert Hall, for the Halloween Spooktacular with the NSO, and introduce them to the wild and crazy side of classical music. (Most enjoyed by ages 5+)


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