• Saturday 10 November
    7.30 – 9.45pm
Ticket typeCost
General Admission£10.00

Haunting Classics from the Sheffield Phil

Come and join the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of spooktacular tricks and treats!

The Phil are going to be playing some real orchestral favourites at this concert:

Musorgsky's masterpiece, A Night on the Bare Mountain is truly terrifying and one of his most famous works. It featured in the last segment of Disney's 1940 film, Fantasia alongside some very scary animation.

Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King is an exercise in tension-building. It was meant to evoke a cave full of trolls, gnomes and goblins and has been used for many years as the theme tune for Alton Towers.

Camille Saint-Saen's Danse Macabre is based upon a poem by Henri Cazalis, on an old French superstition. According to the superstition, 'Death' appears at midnight every year on Halloween with the power to call forth the dead from their graves. The skeletons dance for him until the first break of dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year.

Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique uses a range of orchestral effects which were completely groundbreaking at the time. Written just 3 years after the death of Beethoven, Berlioz completely moved the goal posts with this semi-autobiographical, musical depiction of the dreams of an opium-induced young artist. A short melodic idea (the idée fixe) represents the artist's obsessive love and keeps reappearing throughout the piece in different forms to haunt him.


  • Musorgsky: A Night on a Bare Mountain
  • Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

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