7:00 PM

“Thrilled and Enchanted” 

This is an evening of music that will both “thrill and enchant our audience,  says director Mike Ajango.

The theme is “Thrilled and Enchanted” and features music from several of the most honored and prolific composers in movie music history, including John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Bruce Broughton, and Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman.

“We have some Halloween favorites as well as selections that you might not necessarily have associated with the season that have enchanted you for decades,” said Ajango.  Also conducting this evening will be associate director Paul Oleksy.

John Williams is a five-time Academy Award-winning composer and has been nominated 51 times, the second-most nominated person, just behind Walt Disney.  His work will be featured in three selections. “Young Person’s Guide to John Williams” includes music from the films “Hook,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”  Williams’ work is featured once again in beautiful selections from “Jurassic Park” and in “Chillers and Thrillers” themes of suspense include music from “Star Wars,” “The Witches of Eastwick,” “Jaws” and “Dracula.”

Composer Danny Elfman has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards. In “Music for a Darkened Theatre” AVB performs selections from “Edward Scissorhands,” “Beetlejuice,” “Spiderman” and Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” best-known for its song “This is Halloween.”

The band will also feature music from two of Walt Disney Pictures’ favorites films. Songwriting-team and brothers Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman won two Academy Awards for “Mary Poppins.” While at Disney, the Sherman Brothers wrote more motion picture musical scores than any other songwriters in the history of film.

Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s powerful and familiar music from “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” is such an important part of the success of the film that featured Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

Selections from the 1985 film “Silverado” will also be performed. Composer Bruce Broughton was nominated for an Academy Award for his majestic score for the film that featured Kevin Kostner, Kevin Kline and Danny Glover as a group of misfit cowboys.

In addition, some of the world’s most familiar classical composers — Bach, Gounod, Mussorgsky and Chopin — are featured in a medley of spooky favorites called “House of Horrors.”

“Our first concert of our 38th season was our most well-attended September concert ever,” said Ajango. “All of that is thanks to our loyal audience who spread the word to their friends and family about the evenings of music they enjoy with us. Please invite your friends to this concert and remind them that our mission always has been and will continue to be to provide quality entertainment free to the community.”

Sponsored by: Allouez Greater Green Bay Kiwanis

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