Musical Twists


Epic adventure and Halloween fun share the stage with Augusta Symphony.
It’s showtime with Augusta Symphony, and music and movie lovers are in for some otherworldly entertainment. This month the orchestra will offer Hollywood flair and Halloween fun in a pair of performances designed to thrill audience members.

In the first concert, relive the classic action film, Raiders of the Lost Ark, as the exploits of Indiana Jones are projected on a big screen while Augusta Symphony performs John Williams’s Oscar-nominated score.

During the performance, audience members also can use EnCue, a mobile app that enhances their engagement during live performing arts events by delivering media in real time. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 17 at Miller Theater, and tickets are $38 – $100.

Music fans of all ages can enjoy a real treat when the symphony comes to Evans on Sunday, October 20 for a frightfully fun concert, “Halloween at the Symphony.” The one-hour performance, the first of two in the Columbia County Series, begins at 4 p.m. at the Jabez S. Hardin Performing Arts Center.

Audience members are invited to dress in costume and listen to spooky classical favorites such as “Night on Bald Mountain,” “Danse Macabre” and “Phantom of the Opera.” During the concert, the symphony’s music director, Dirk Meyer, will talk about the musical compositions between the pieces. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $10 for students and children.

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