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Classical Pick of the Week: Halloween Edition

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You'll have several opportunities this month to watch Nosferatu, an adaptation of Stoker's Dracula. Halloween is a few weeks away, but if you want to buy prime seats at these events, it's always best to do it ahead of time.

Halloween Spooktacular: October 17th, 10 AM
The Pacific Symphony puts on its annual Halloween Celebration and encourages kids to dress up. If you're in the Orange County, it's a good event for all ages. This concert kicks off the Family Series which includes performances of the Nutcracker, Superhero music, and much more. Also, tickets to any show for this season are all 50% off.

Nightmare in Venice: October 28th, 7:30 PM
The Theatre Raymond Kabbaz will present some baroque chamber music inspired by the supernatural. Vivaldi's Nightmare Concerto, the Devil's Trill sonata by Tartini, Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Gluck, and Leclair's Demon Airs are all on the program. Tickets are $20/$35 (students/adults).

The Golem at REDCAT: October 30th and 31st, 8:30 PM
The 1920 Expressionist film The Golem is one of the first of many films in which a creation turns on its master and goes on a massive rampage throughout the city. Beck's music director, Brian LeBarton, will provide the background music featuring keyboards, cello, percussion, and a few electronic instruments. Tickets are $10/$16/$20 (CalArts students and faculty, students, and general admission).

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Silent Movie Night: October 31st, 7:30 PM
The silent movie Nosferatu is accompanied by the organ at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, to the music written by Timothy Howard. More information can be found here.

Nosferatu with Organ Accompaniment: October 31st, 8:00 PM

For those who prefer the Downtown nightlife, the Walt Disney Concert Hall hosts Clark Wilson as an organist as he improvises a soundtrack to the film as it goes on above the stage. Tickets are 26 to 51 dollars.