PUBLISHED: 4:50 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Juneau Symphony presents family Fright-acular event
The Juneau Symphony opens its 2006-07 concert season with a Halloween treat for the entire family at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the JDHS auditorium.

The symphonic spook-tacular features the "Harry Potter Suite" by Hollywood's favorite composer John Williams, Paul Dukas' "Sorcerer's Apprentice" made famous in "Fantasia," and other favorite spooky classics. Audience members are invited to dress up and enter in a costume contest. In addition to the costume contest, the winning stories of the Juneau Symphony's Scary Story Contest for fourth- and fifth-graders will be read.

In the music

• "Harry Potter Suite"

• "Sorcerer's Apprentice"

• "Night on Bald Mountain"

• "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

• "Funeral March of a Marionnette"

Besides the "Harry Potter Suite" and "Sorcerer's Apprentice," the program also includes Saint-Saens' "Danse Macabre" featuring concertmaster Steve Tada on violin, Mussorgksy's "Night on Bald Mountain," Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King," Bach's "Toccata and Fugue" orchestrated by Stokowski, and Gounod's "Funeral March of a Marionnette."

On Friday, Oct. 27, the Juneau Symphony also will perform a one-hour program at the JDHS auditorium for local fourth- and fifth-graders.

The Music in the Schools program is sponsored by the Coast Guard Women's Association and is one part of the Juneau Symphony's mission to offer musical opportunities and support for youth.

Symphony musicians will visit more than 30 classrooms the week prior to the performance to demonstrate their instruments and share their love of music.

Advanced Tickets are available at Hearthside Books and online at

Advanced ticket prices are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. At the door tickets prices are $22 for general admission and $17 students and seniors.

At Sunday's matinee, there is a special $12 ticket price for children under the age of 12. Season tickets are also available at the door, and subscribers save up to 30 percent over the cost of single tickets.

For more information, visit or call the Symphony office at 907-586-4676.