The Morris Museum is sponsoring the New Jersey Festival Orchestra in a Halloween Spooktacular: Phantom of the Opera at the Bickford Theatre on Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 pm.
The New Jersey Festival Orchestra at the Bickford Theatre will bring to life in glorious symphonic splendor, the original 1925 movie Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney. Savor the silver screen's original Phantom experience as the Orchestra presents Hollywood 's first great horror epic complete with live symphonic soundtrack by Gabriel Thibaudeau.
There will not be a single moment of silence as more than forty members of the fully professional orchestra, under the baton of Maestro David Wroe, perform, with split-second timing and precision, Thibaudeau’s extraordinary orchestral soundtrack as the original classic silent movie is projected above the orchestra and in full view of the audience..
“This is a fabulously romantic, broad stroked and beautiful score of symphonic proportion,” remarked Maestro Wroe. “It closely mirrors the traumatic yet passionate events unfolding in the movie and will give a whole new dimension to surround sound!”
The evening will also feature a performance of Beethoven’s Second Symphony which is sure to appeal to young and old alike.
Tickets are $30 for Members, $35 for Non-Members and $50 for Premium Seating. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre box office. The Bickford Theatre is conveniently located within the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday, through Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The New Jersey Festival Orchestra (formerly Musica Morristown/Westfield Symphony Orchestra) is one of New Jersey’s premier fully professional regional symphony orchestras. The New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s mission is to promote the world’s legacy of symphonic and operatic music to audiences, involving them in this rich heritage through a diversity of innovative musical and multi-dimensional artistic experiences that stretch the boundaries of traditional classical performances.
Furthermore, the New Jersey Festival Orchestra’s mission encompasses education and mentoring initiatives as well as facilitating performances to physically, mentally and economically disadvantaged individuals of New Jersey, with the goal of enhancing their meaningfulness of life, spiritual and cultural awareness, and facilitating participation in the life of their communities otherwise limited by their condition.