On Halloween Night

On Halloween Night is an orchestral suite in five short movements in which each movement evokes a fantastical creature traditionally associated with the celebration of Halloween. The work is freely inspired by children’s drawings of each creature, to better evoke, and even transcend them.
I – Flight of the Witch
II – March of the Zombies
III – Metamorphosis of the Werewolf
IV – Ghosts of the Manor
V – Attack of the Skeletons!

Instrumentation:
– Version for symphonic orchestra: 2.2.2.2 / 4.2.3.1 / hrp / timp+2 / strings
– Version for classical orchestra: 2.2.2.2 / 2.2.0.0 / pno / timp-perc / strings

Duration: 11 minutes

Suggested program:
– Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
– Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
– Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
– Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Commissioned by the Orchestre métropolitain and their artistic director Yannick Nezet-Séguin.

Dedicated to the musicians of the Orchestre métropolitain.

Premiere: October 30st, 2014, by the Orchestre Métropolitain and the conductor Jean-Michel Malouf, at the Théâtre Outremont, in Montreal.

Performances of On Halloween Night

2018, Oct. 28 | Toledo SymphonyAlain Trudel | Valentine Theatre, Toledo, OH, États-Unis
2018, Oct. 28 | Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser | McIntyre Theatre at Mohawk College, Hamilton, ON, Canada
2018, Oct. 27 | Kamloops SymphonyDina Gilbert | Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops, BC, Canada
2018, Oct. 26 | Kamloops SymphonyDina Gilbert | Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops, BC, Canada
2018, Oct. 25 | Kamloops SymphonyDina Gilbert | Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops, BC, Canada

2017, Oct 29 | Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rivard | Grassroots Church, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
2017, Oct 28 | Stratford Symphony OrchestraMélanie Léonard | Avondale United Church, ON, Canada
2017, Oct 15 | Houston Symphony, Lucas Waldin | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX, United States
2017, Oct 13 | Houston Symphony, Lucas Waldin | Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, TX, United States

2016, Oct 30 | Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Michel Malouf | Grassroots Church, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
2016, Oct 22 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
2016, Oct 20 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
2016, Oct 19 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
2016, Oct 18 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
2016, Feb. 28 | Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Roberto De Clara | St. Matthew’s Church, Oakville, ON, Canada

2015, Nov. 8 | Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Roberto De Clara | Oakville, ON, Canada
2015, Nov. 7 | Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Roberto De Clara | Oakville, ON, Canada

2014, Oct  31 | Orchestre métropolitain, Jean-Michel Malouf | Théâtre Outremont, Montreal (2 concerts), Montréal QC, Canada
2014, Oct. 30 | Orchestre métropolitain, Jean-Michel Malouf | Théâtre Outremont, Montreal (premiere), Montréal QC, Canada



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