Composers often explored the mystery and finality of death in their work, and the reaper's specter itself animates this FWSO program of supernatural bon bons. Liszt's "Totentanz," or "Dance of the Dead," invokes the same Gregorian "Dies Irae" chant that now features in so many films focused on mortality. In Stravinsky's Pétrouchka, gloriously colorful orchestrations call a dead puppet's spirit from beyond the grave, and Rimsky-Korsakov resurrected Mussorgsky's now-seminal A Night on Bald Mountain and its music witches sabbath to cause generations of listeners to enjoy a slight shiver.
What is coming up next?
Halloween on Bald Mountain: Mussorgsky, Liszt, & Stravinsky
The Holiday Season is Upon Us!
Concerts for the Season
From fall festivities to holiday classics, the FWSO is performing and your family can come together to hear live music in your hometown.