The Stow Symphony Orchestra opens its 16th season Oct. 5 at the Tallmadge Alliance Church, with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m.
Under the baton of Music Director Darrell Lee Music, the orchestra will feature two classic "spooky" numbers for Halloween: Dvorak's "The Noon Witch," which conveys a tale of supernatural tragedy, and Saint-Saëns' "Danse Macabre," which features the unusual and unearthly tuning of Concert Master Frances Hamilton's violin. Hamilton and Orchestra violinist Ian McIntyre join in Bach's "Double Violin Concerto in d minor."
The orchestra continues its exploration of the Beethoven symphonies with the melodic Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, the "Pastoral." Beethoven was an ardent nature lover who spent a great deal of his time on walks in the country. Motifs in the work express his cheerful feelings on arrival in the country setting, a babbling brook, bird calls, peasant dances, and a violent summer storm.
Tickets for the upcoming concert, available at the door, are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free. Due to limited seating, advance purchase of tickets is advisable.
Tickets are available for pre-sale at www.StowOrchestra.org/tickets.htm, or by calling 330-678-0029, or in limited numbers at the door.
For group rates call 330-678-0029.
For more information visit www.stoworchestra.org.