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May 23 Thu

Halloween and Fabulous Fall Festivals

Saturday, October 21 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
October 21, 2023, 10:00 am
October 21, 2023, 11:30 am

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A celebration of the traditions, magic and fun that take place around the world during the fall: Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Mid-Autumn Festival, Diwali, and more. Dress in costume. Light a candle. Dance to the beat. Whatever your background, join the festivities and make memories to last a lifetime.

With Image Magnification (IMAG) on the big screen for a closer look at the actors, conductor, and orchestra musicians!

Lobby Activities: Enjoy special activities for kids in the concert hall lobby featuring traditions from our partner organizations including games, educational and cultural activities, coloring, and photo ops. Activities start at 9 a.m.for 10 a.m. concertgoers, and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers.

Audience members are invited to dress up in attire representing their cultural traditions or in their Halloween costume.

ARTISTS AND CAST
Joy Regullano, Tori
Vince Yap, Sam
Jesse Esparza, Tony
Amita Batra, Diya
Rachel Oliveros-Catalano, La Catrina
Moises Vazquez, guitar
Israel Medina, bass
Alen Hansen, percussion
Chinese Dance Company of Southern California – Cheer Pan, co-founder and executive director
Ella He, guzheng
Members of Arpana Dance Company: Nandini Kannan and Yashna Nandan
Ramya Harishanker, artistic director
Aashray Harishankar, keyboard
Ravi Deo, tabla
Nikhita Kaushik, violin
Sattvik Subbaraman, mridangam
Visalini Sundaram, vocalist
La Catrina costume, Gina Davidson

PROGRAM
JOHN WILLIAMS:
“Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite
SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre, Op 40
GRIEG: “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
WENPING LI: Jasmine Flower
TRADITIONAL Arr. B. HE: Yi Dance
LI: Spring Festival Overture
AMPARO OCHOA Arr. J. ROACH: “La Llorona”
TRADITIONAL: “La Calaca” and “La Bruja”
AASHRAY HARISHANKAR: Kalpataru
JOHN WILLIAMS: Harry’s Wondrous World

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ARTISTS:
Joy Regullano, Scriptwriter
Nick Luciano, Stage Director

Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings concerts are designed for kids ages 5-11.

Thank you to our partner organizations whose collaboration has been central to the creation of this special concert:
Sara Guerrero, Founding Artistic Director, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble
Viva La Vida
Harish Murthy, Executive Director, Ektaa Center
Rachel Wang, Director Community Engagement, South Coast Chinese Cultural Association/Irvine Chinese School