“Symphonic Halloween” to be a Night of Tricks and Treats on Oct 27th

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Photo providedThe Muncie Symphony Orchestra. Photo provided

By: Morgan Dean—

Muncie, IN—Double, double toil and trouble, musicians play and feature double. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) invites you to the spooky “Symphonic Halloween” concert on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Emens Auditorium. The concert will feature “double” 2018 MSO Young Artist Competition Winners, Abigail Ko (Ladonna Dingledine Junior Division Winner) and Sage Hamm (Steve Dingledine Senior Division Winner). Join us…if you dare!

Tickets for Youth (K-12) are just $5; Ball State student tickets are FREE in advance with student ID or $10 at the door and Adult Single Tickets start at $25. For tickets, contact the Emens Box Office at 765-285-1539 or visit MuncieSymphony.org.

“Our first venture into a ‘Symphonic Halloween’ concert will feature pieces typically associated with this unique holiday- Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique,” says MSO Artistic Director and Conductor, Douglas Droste. “These pieces will bookend our talented Young Artist Competition winners, Sage Hamm and Abigail Ko, in their debuts with the Muncie Symphony.”

Saturday’s concert begins with Mussorgsky’s eerie Night on Bald Mountain followed by performances from the talented 2018 MSO Young Artist Competition Winners. Sage Hamm, the Steve Dingledine Senior Division Winner, will perform Camille Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 2, and Abigail Ko, the Ladonna Dingledine Junior Division Winner, will perform Max Bruch’s Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26.  After intermission, the world-renown Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz will fill concertgoers with excitement and anticipation.

Refreshments will be offered in the George and Frances Ball Foundation Lobby at intermission. At the conclusion of the concert, join Douglas Droste and MSO 2018 Young Artist Competition Winners, Sage Hamm and Abigail Ko, for an engaging talk-back.

The MSO’s 70thSeason is made possible by the generosity of our community, including Muncie Power Products (Season Sponsor) and concert support provided by the George and Frances Ball Foundation. Season partnership and support are provided by Indiana Public Radio, WIPB, Indiana Arts Commission, and Ball State University.


About the Muncie Symphony Orchestra

The Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1948 that strives to enrich quality of life in Muncie through live orchestral performances and education outreach. As an organization that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of East Central Indiana, the MSO presents classical and pops concerts, chamber concerts, and free community engagement programs, to cultivate enduring community partnerships.