I attended the wonderful Creepy Classics concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night. It was a great program of short-ish pieces, all with a spooky theme. The evening started out with Bach’s Toccata from Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565, with a stage dark, the organ lit in blue, and a witch in a tall pointed hat on the organ. We got some Mussogorsky, two pieces from Bernard Herrman from work he did for Hitchcock in Psycho and Vertigo, plus Saint-Saens, Berlioz, and Stravinsky.
The musicians were all in costume, and a number of shots were posted this morning on their Facebook page. I think the award for creativity goes to the trumpet section who blessed us with their KISS getup.
It was a great night all ’round.
Photos courtesy of the TSO Facebook page.