Nightmare on Montague Street! One World Symphony’s Halloween Treat

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You gotta hand it to One World Symphony. Where other classical music outfits are content to do the same old thing, One World’s evil genius maestro, Sung Jin Hong (pictured), has crafted a shrewdly sinister Halloween program at the St. Ann and the Holy Trinity church.

What better place to spend All Hallow’s Eve than a gorgeous Gothic church — plus, it’s a benefit, too!

The Oct. 31 program includes Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique”; Danny Elfman’s creepy-crawly score from “Batman”; Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” featuring St. Ann’s towering, truly terrifying Skinner organ (and which easily could have been titled “Music to Dig Graves By”); and Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” — the original dark and primal orchestration, not the watered-down Rimsky-Korsakov version!

Now, I may have been an Ozzy Osbourne fan in my younger, more lysergic days — but this One World program is a real black sabbath.

One World Symphony’s Halloween Benefit. St. Ann’s Church (157 Montague St., at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights), Oct. 31, 8 pm. Tickets $20 ($15 with full costume); $15 Students ($10 with full costume); kids under 12 are free (with costume). Visit for info.

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Ruth from Harlem says:
One World's Halloween program was a real treat! The performances of the works alone were quite impressive. The humor and acting from their manager and the interactions with the audience by its conductor were not only unexpected surprises but made us laugh hysterically - something that more classical groups should do!

The only downn side of my experience was that I didn't get a program. I guess they didn't expect a full house on Halloween.
Nov. 5, 2008, 7:12 pm

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