Cumberland Quintet Halloween concert Tuesday night features spooky music, screaming contest and more

Audience members will be in for a real scream when the Cumberland Quintet presents its “Halloween Extravaganza” concert at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium.

“We try to hold a Halloween-themed concert every four years, and this show will be very different from the usual Cumberland Quintet concerts,” said William Woodworth, who directs and plays oboe for the group.

Among the pieces to be performed are “Tocatta in D Minor” by Bach, “Cantina Band” from Star Wars, “Funeral March of the Marionettes” and the theme from The Addams Family.

In addition to spooky music to mark the seasonal festivity, other features of the show will include a demonstration by TTU chemistry professor Dale Ensor’s alter ego, Dr. Magic, and a blood-curdling scream contest.

A showing of the short film “Brass Witch Factor,” made by members of the quintet, will add to the mystery created by the performance, and audience members are encouraged to dress in costume.

Along with Woodworth, other members of the Cumberland Quintet are Roger Martin on flute, Anne Thurmond on clarinet, James Lotz on bassoon and Greg Danner on horn.
The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call TTU’s music department at 931/372-3161.

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