Audience Members Encouraged to Come in Costume to Free Oct. 27 Concert

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NYUO¹, one of the premier orchestras of New York University, will perform its first-ever Halloween program in a free concert at the Frederick Loewe Theatre on Friday, October 27 at 8 pm.

The program will be conducted by Adam Glaser as part of Glaser's first season as the NYU Orchestras’ principal conductor. Professor Jonathan Hall will give a pre-concert talk at 7:30 pm.

The festive program includes original and classic compositions designed to invoke a Halloween spirit:

Adam GlaserMarch of the Little Goblins
HumperdinckHansel und Gretel: “Hexenritt” (“Witch’s Ride”)
FallaEl amor brujo: “Ritual Fire Dance”
DvořákThe Noon Witch, Op. 108
Mussorgsky, arr. Rimsky-KorsakovNight on Bald Mountain
Saint-SaënsDans Macabre, Op. 40
DukasThe Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The concert is free and open to the public, and audience members are encouraged to come in costume. Admission to the Frederick Loewe Theatre, located at 35 W. 4th Street, is on a first come, first served basis.

NYUO¹ (formerly NYU Symphony) is one of two premier orchestra ensembles at New York University, led by Principal Conductor Adam Glaser. NYUO¹ presents a full season of concerts every year, focusing primarily on large-scale symphonic repertoire.

Additional upcoming NYU Orchestra events include an October 26 concert by NYUO2 and a series of concerts November 17 and 18 celebrating composer Philip Glass. For more information about NYU Orchestra performances, contact

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