BOONE—What’s the source of your favorite fright? If you are a music lover, plan to attend the annual Halloween monster concert Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The concert in Hayes School of Music’s Rosen Concert Hall is free and open to the public and is presented by the school’s organ studio.
The program of “fright music” includes Bach’s “Toccata in d minor,” which conjures images of a haunted mansion. Charles Ives’ variations on “America,” which is in keeping with a presidential candidates costume theme, William Albright’s “Totentanz” also known as “Jig for the Feet” as it is played solely on the foot pedals, and Lèon Boëllmann’s “Toccata” from his “Gothic Suite.”
In addition, a silent movie will be shown to organ accompaniment and “pumpkin carols” will be sung.
Costumes are welcome and free candy will be available at the end of the performance. For more information, call Joby Bell at (828) 262-6467 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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