If classical music and the occasional horror flick is your cup of tea, the Phoenix Theatre is where you need to be later this month.
South Coast musical directors Ryley Gillen and Cameron Zingel are putting on an orchestral concert celebrating classical compositions that give you chills.
Classical Horror: Orchestral Concert is showing at the Coniston theatre on October 30-31.
‘’Our concert will feature 40 local and Sydney musicians in the only full orchestra concert in Wollongong this year,’’ concert producer Gillen said.
‘’Last year we ran a film music concert at the same theatre to much success. Our two concerts had music from Indiana Jones and Star Wars.
‘’This year we are hoping for bigger and better things, bringing the Illawarra a Halloween-themed classical concert ideal for the whole family.’’
Gillen, studying trumpet at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and high school music teacher Zingel, are dedicated to promoting musicians and live music in the Illawarra.
‘’With community support we are hoping these kind of concerts can become a more regular occurrence where local talent can be showcased,’’ Gillen said.
‘’Classical musicians will have a platform to perform in an orchestra and alongside some great Sydney musicians and the Illawarra community can enjoy affordable live concerts.
‘’This concert is a perfect opportunity for families to experience orchestral playing. We haven’t had a local orchestra play since the Wollongong Community Orchestra disbanded many years ago.’’
The ‘’spook-tacular’’ display of classical horror over the Halloween weekend includes musical favourites Night On Bald Mountain and Danse Macabre.
‘’A musical treasure for all ages, this concert will be a once in a life-time hex-perience and offers to be the high-fright of your shriek-end,’’ Gillen said.
The concert is on Friday, October 30 and October 31 at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost $20//$17.50 and can be purchased at phoenixtheatre.net.au