Halloween is around the corner! Get in the spooky spirit with these Houston Symphony concerts filled with frights and musical delights.
- Mendelssohn & Mahler
Betrayal. Murder. Pagan rituals. Ghost stories. The choral masterpieces on this program, Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht and Mahler’s Das klagende Lied (perhaps inspired by the Grimms’ story The Singing Bone), are a perfectly scary start to October.
- Wands & Wizards: Music from Harry Potter and More
Saturday, October 12, 10 & 11:30 a.m.
Grab your wizard robes—costumes are welcome! This magical concert features thrilling music for Harry Potter fans and music lovers of all ages. Check out the lobby for musical activities, where you can create your own wand and try out instruments at the Instrument Petting Zoo. Plus, the first 100 kids who arrive in costume can show off their looks in an onstage costume parade.
- Hocus Pocus Pops at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Friday, October 18, 7:30 p.m.
Gather ’round for creepy classics and movie favorites. There’s plenty to do before the concert in the Woodlands: catch a ride on the Great Pumpkin Express, enter for your chance to participate in the on stage Goblin Parade, and more. Free seating is available on the lawn.
- Symphonic Spooktacular at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Sunday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween outdoors with a night of chills and thrills. This free concert features crowd-pleasing classical favorites, as well as selections of scores from the big screen. Costumes welcome!