Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween's a-Brewing!

Ready to see the Richmond Symphony musicians in costume? First, here's a little context...

Tomorrow we have our first Union First Market Bank LolliPops concert, Phantoms of the Orchestra. Appropriately themed since it's going to be on the day before Halloween. Last year, the LolliPops series debuted with The Composer is Dead at Halloween time. Before all LolliPops concerts, we have a pre-concert festival with educational games and activities, including the instrument petting zoo, where kids can try out different musical instruments. For Halloween, the staff and musicians dress in costume and the kids participate in a costume contest and parade.

It's Hermione from the Harry Potter books!

Oh wait...maybe not...

Who is it?
If you guessed, Erin R. Freeman, the Richmond Symphony's Associate Conductor, you are absolutely correct!

Harry Potter himself also made an appearance. Check him out giving the violin a test run.

Here is principal cellist Neal Cary playing the triangle, dressed like the DEVIL!

Neal Cary will be one of the featured soloist for our third Altria Masterworks series concert in two weeks, playing Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 2.

I bet we probably couldn't convince him to wear this costume for his cello solo THAT weekend! :)

Here are some other fun costumes from last year's Halloween pre-concert festival! Hope to see you tomorrow in your best costume!

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