As Halloween approaches, it’s time add some fun to the calendar, and a free, family-friendly event promises a bewitching evening of music, with the bonus of treats for costumed young concert-goers! Haunted attractions and Hogwarts will be among the musical references at the first-ever Fall Concert presented by the AVPA Music Department at Culver City High School.
Highlights of the Halloween-themed program include:
*Stage premieres of three original haunt attraction pieces by Chris Thomas, an AVPA music faculty member and successful composer for film, TV and haunted park attractions, including the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
* A choral performance of John Williams’ “Double Trouble,” from the Hogwarts welcoming feast in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
* Cole Porter’s “Bewitched,” featuring vocalist and CCHS assistant principal Lisa Michel along with the Concert Band
* Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” performed by the Jazz Ensemble
* Hayden’s Piano Concerto in D Major (1st movement), featuring student soloist Reno Behnken and the String Ensemble
* Pre-concert treat activity for youngsters who attend in costume ( so c’mon, you’ll need that costume before the end of the week, anyway!)
Featuring the AVPA String Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Chamber Singers, and Concert Band, the concert will take place on October 29 at 7 p.m. (admission free; donations welcome) at the Robert Frost Auditorium, Culver City High School 4401 Elenda St., Culver City, CA 90230
AVPA: Since 1996, the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA) at Culver City High School has inspired and empowered students to build a compassionate, creative community through innovative and challenging arts education. AVPA enjoys tremendous support from organizations including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Center Theatre Group, Playa Vista, and West Los Angeles College, as well as the Culver City community. To learn more, visit www.avpa.org.