2015 Halloween Pops concert by WCO

a young prizewinner in the Halloween costume contest

a young prizewinner in the Halloween costume contest

the WCO's music director knows how to take the opporunity to dress up...

the WCO’s music director knows how to take the opportunity to dress up…

most of the orchestra took advantage of the Halloween theme

most of the orchestra took advantage of the Halloween theme

WCOflyer2as reviewed by music critic Leslie Gerber for the Woodstock Times, December 3, 2015:

“The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra’s Halloween concert, on October 30 at the Woodstock Playhouse, was obviously meant mostly for fun. Conductor Nathan Madsen was decked out as a wizard, the whole orchestra was in costume, and one intrepid cellist played the whole concert in an ape costume, including the head. The repertoire was pretty predictable, including film music by John Williams and Alexandre Desplat (the latter, a Harry Potter suite, surprisingly entertaining), and chestnuts by Saint-Saens and Mussorgsky.  Under the circumstances it took some concentration to notice the consistently fine quality of the performances, including the outstanding brass inn “Night on Bald Mountain.” A good-sized audience enjoyed the program. The WCO will be back in January; check out www.wco-online.com for info.”

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