For Halloween, the Brothers Balliett serve up a cauldron of bone-chilling works by living (un-dead) composers. If you thought the theremin was the classic Halloween instrument, think again: it just may be the Ondes Martenot. We play two spacey and spooky works, Space Forest Bound by Etienne Rolin and Nightmare by Lindsay Cooper, both setting this unusual instrument in imaginative chamber settings.
We'll also visit the Bermuda Triangle with John Harbison and visit an underwater monster with Kraken by Herbert Vazquez. Finally, no Halloween would be complete without vampires. We'll hear two blood-curdling scenes from Robert Moran's The Dracula Diaries, an opera macabre. Settle in with some candy corn...and look out behind you!