Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents “spooktacular” sounds for Halloween


Thanks to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Halloween has never sounded so good. The long-running classical music group presents three performances during Halloween weekend 2021. The first is less a concert in the traditional sense, and the second spotlights spooky and intense classical selections, and the third is a concert featuring youthful performers playing scary tunes.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic goes “Psycho”

Friday, October 29, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic pairs its talent with the Alfred Hitchcock classic, “Psycho.” The Phil will play the movie’s score live. Audiences will remember that “Psycho” stars Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh. The movie is based on the life and crimes of serial killer, Ed Gein.

The concert will take place at the Auer Performance Hall in the Rhinehart Music Center on the Purdue University, Fort Wayne. The event is scheduled to run from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

The suspenseful mood of the movie will only be enhanced by the sound of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. The experience should be one that engages audiences who have seen “Psycho” many times, and those who have not. Tickets are $25. For more information visit:

Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents “Halloween Spooktacular”

With Halloween just around the corner, the spooky performances are still coming from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Saturday, Oct. 30 finds the ensemble presenting an afternoon of suspenseful tunes. The performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Auer Performance Hall on the Purdue Fort Wayne campus. Tickets are $12 for adults and children.

Audiences are encouraged to wear costumes to this performance which features classical music and dance performances. Promising fun for all ages, certainly all the ingredients are present for a good time to be had by all. For more information visit:

Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents “Mozart and Monsters”

A brief program for the younger set and their adults, “Mozart and Monsters” features the Junior Strings Ensemble and Youth Symphony Orchestra. The concert will take place at the Auer Performance Hall at Purdue Fort Wayne. The running time for the event will be from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. For those who live in Fort Wayne, this allows plenty of time to also trick-or-treat during the official hours. Tickets are $5 for adults and admission is free for children. A good time at a great price equals a win-win for audiences.

This year, the Fort Wayne area is fortunate to have a number of events that give citizens something to do. Going beyond the usual offerings on Halloween, and showcasing one of Fort Wayne’s best features, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic proves once again that it is an important part of the Summit City’s arts scene.


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