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The Wizard’s Spellbook

The Wizard’s Spellbook

Roger Kalia, conductor
Paul Dooley, composer
David Stoneman, narrator
Pacific Symphony

WILLIAMS:  "Hedwig's Theme" from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
PONCHIELLI: "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
DOOLEY:  The Conductor's Spellbook

Hocus pocus, alakazam! Join us for a spellbinding Halloween celebration that includes music from Fantasia and Harry Potter, as well as The Conductor’s Spellbook, an exciting and interactive new work by composer Paul Dooley that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra. Come dressed in costume and don’t forget your wand and broomstick!

Enjoy a fun and fascinating 45-minute concert designed especially for children 5-11. 

Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival, where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet and interact with musicians from Pacific Symphony and Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles, watch local ensembles perform, create special crafts that connect to each concert’s theme and participate in learning activities that align with state and national educational standards. Activities begin at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers.

Good seats are still available (and you'll save money!) if you purchase a Family Musical Mornings season-ticket package.

Program Notes

Learn more about the concert and the musicians in the program notes.


Digital Program Notes: Notestream has partnered with Pacific Symphony to bring you digital program notes in an easy-to-read format on your iPhone or iPad. The NoteStream app includes all the notes you'll find in the program book as well as images and videos. Use the unique "Tap to Listen" feature and Siri herself will read the notes to you!