Children Celebrate Halloween With The Symphony

by Katie Jeffries on October 26, 2009 at 7:09 am

Its just as much a part of Halloween as candy. What would all hallows eve be without scary music?

Sunday, children put on their costumes a week early to attend the Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra Children’s Concert.  Kids could attend the concert for free and listen to an assortment of Halloween music.

"Which runs the span of Thriller which is great, we have dancers from Kompany Dance which is Karly Sites, she is in Zanesville as well, and we are also playing music like ‘Hall the Mountain King’ from Peer Gynt so we have classical music and of course there is no Halloween without the Monster Mash," tells Music Director and Conductor, Laura Schumann.

Before the concert began, children mingled with the musicians and even got to try out the instruments for themselves.

"They are also doing an activity project, they are making and I think this year’s activity is the tambourine," says Schumann.

Schumann says events like these help encourage a love of music in children. Which he says they will carry with them through adulthood.


Katie Jeffries