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If you haven't entered to win tickets to go see LACO perform Beethoven's 7th Symphony, click here. You can double your chances by entering on Facebook as well. Carl St. Clair is conducting, so you can see what all the fuss is about without driving all the way to the OC.
If you're frantically refreshing LAist and looking for something unique to do for Halloween (besides watching Justin Bieber at the Grove) we'll always recommend a favorite of ours, the annual Halloween Silent Film at the Walt Disney Hall. This year's film is the 1920's silent horror classic, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As usual, they will have the Walt Disney Hall organ improvise and perform the soundtrack to the film. Attendees are always more than welcome to dress up (we spot quite a few every year) and tickets are still available (buy at the box office if you're not afraid of tickets selling out to avoid the outrageous Ticketmaster fees). The performance starts at 7:30 PM.
On Monday at 8 PM, the Kremerata Baltica comes to the OCPAC to put on a variety of chamber works with world-famous violinist Gidon Kremer (he founded the Kremerata Baltica, if you were wondering). The program includes a variety of works from composers like Part, Schubert, Auerbach, and Beethoven. If you're in/near the OC and you can't make it out on Monday, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts is hosting the Teatro Lirico D'Europa, which is performing Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. Concerts are on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM.
Unfortunately, the Murray Perahia performance at UCLA has been cancelled, due to a recent hand injury. Inquire about refunds here. Instead, we'll suggest the Szymanowski Quartet (Saturday at 8 PM) at the Doheny Mansion, the Parker Quartet (next Sunday at 2 PM) at Pepperdine, or the Calder Quartet at Caltech (Sunday at 3:30 PM).