The Reno Pops Orchestra starts its 2017/2018 “Season of Adventure” with a family
favorite night of goblins, ghouls, and other fantastical, musical tricks and treats. Join the
otherworldly celebrations in Rimsky-Korsakov’s spectacular orchestration of Mussorgsky’s
Night on Bald Mountain and Saint-Saëns’ playful, bone-rattling tone poem, Danse Macabre.
Relive Frodo’s epic journey through Middle Earth in the symphonic suite from The Lord of the
Rings. Experience Danny Elfman’s darkly charming film score to Tim Burton’s cult classic, The
Nightmare Before Christmas. Rock out with the theme song to Ghostbusters. Snap along to The
The evening will also include two featured guest artists. Special guest and Reno native
Clio Brady, winner of the Reno Pops Concerto Competition, returns to Reno for a performance
of Walton’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, a piece that highlights the instrument’s deep,
soulful sound and introspective nature. Aldo Perrelli, currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical
Arts at UNLV, joins the Pops in a haunting performance of Schubert’s world-famous art song,
Erlkönig for tenor and orchestra.
Finally, in a special treat for our season opener, the Pops will perform a piece wellknown
in Russia, but never performed in the United States: Suite from the Ballet Shurale, a
work by Russian-Tartar composer, Farïd Yarullin. Children and the young at heart are invited to
come in costume and be a part of our costume contest and parade.
Children, and the young at heart, are invited to come in costume and be a part of
the costume parade.
The Reno Pops Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra which serves the Reno-Sparks community by
providing free high-quality concerts and actively promoting music education to families and children