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: 2222 / 4231 / 1 hrp / 1 timp / 2 percs / strings
– Version for classical orchestra: 2222 / 2200 / 1 pno / 1 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

Oct 30, 2016 | Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Michel Malouf | Grassroots Church, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
Oct 22, 2016 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct 20, 2016 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct 19, 2016 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct 18, 2016 | Toronto Symphony OrchestraLucas Waldin | Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb. 28, 2016 | Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Roberto De Clara | St. Matthew’s Church, Oakville, ON, Canada
Nov. 8, 2015 | Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Roberto De Clara | Oakville, ON
Nov. 7, 2015 | Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Roberto De Clara | Oakville, ON
Oct  31, 2014 | Orchestre métropolitain, Jean-Michel Malouf | Théâtre Outremont, Montreal (2 concerts)
Oct. 30, 2014 | Orchestre métropolitain, Jean-Michel Malouf | Théâtre Outremont, Montreal (premiere)



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