RIT Orchestra and Brighton Symphony Orchestra to Perform a Halloween Family Concert




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Space will be the theme of a Halloween Family Concert performed by the RIT Orchestra and the Brighton Symphony Orchestra.

The joint performance—free and open to the public—will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Council Rock Primary School auditorium in Brighton, 600 Grosvenor Road, and again at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, at Monroe Community Hospital, 435 East Henrietta Road. The orchestra will perform in costume. Children of all ages are encouraged to come in their Halloween attire.

“This is the seventh year we have organized a joint concert project with the Brighton Symphony,” says Michael Ruhling, associate professor of music and director of the RIT Orchestra. “For the past three years, we have planned the concert as a family-oriented event.”

This year’s concert will feature several movements from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets,” and a medley of tunes from the soundtrack of “The Empire Strikes Back” by John Williams, which Ruhling says, was strongly influenced by the former piece.

For more information, contact Michael Ruhling at (585) 475-2014 or mergsl@rit.edu. To learn more about the Brighton Symphony, visit www.brightonsymphony.org.