Symphonic Spooktacular

Saturday, October 26, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2024 at 2:30 p.m.

California Theatre
San Jose, CA

Concert Length
Approx. 1 hr 55 min. with intermission

Music Notes occur one hour prior to the concert in the auditorium.


  • Peter Jaffe, conductor
    Symphony San Jose
    Symphony San Jose Chorale


  • J.S. Bach

    Toccata & Fugue in D minor

  • Camille Saint-Saëns

    Danse Macabre

  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Night on Bald Mountain

  • John Williams

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

  • Franz Schubert


  • Bernard Herrmann


  • Edvard Grieg

    In the Hall of the Mountain King

About This Performance

Just in time for Halloween, Symphony San Jose and Symphony San Jose Chorale conjure up some of classical music’s scariest hits.

This thrilling and bone-chilling concert experience is perfect for the entire family. So whether you bring your flesh in blood, your broom-mate, your boo, or just come on your own, Symphonic Spooktacular is guaranteed to raise your spirits.

Costume Contest!

Whether you’re trying out your costume for some pre-trick-or-treating or are a seasoned cosplayer, dress up for your chance to win some spooktacular prizes!

Don’t feel like dressing up – fear not – come as you are and enjoy the costume parade. 

Fun Facts

The violin solo in Danse Macabre represents Death playing the fiddle, while the xylophone imitates the sound of rattling bones.

The screeching violins and eerie melodies of the Psycho score have become synonymous with suspense and terror in cinema, influencing countless horror film composers in the years since its release.