Orchestra haunts Sexon Auditorium in Halloween concert

Audience members were treated to some spooky tunes at Saturday night’s Halloween themed orchestra concert in the Sexon Auditorium. Conducted by Michael Powers, the orchestra featured some costumed members such as a Minion from Despicable Me, a plague doctor, and even an angel playing the harp. The night opened with Beethoven’s dramatic “Corialon Overture” which created a dark, mysterious atmosphere followed by the third movement of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Other pieces shied away from the darkness in favor of a whimsical tone, such …