The Spooky Symphony will take place virtually for the first time ever.

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Ghosts, Goblins and Beautiful Scary Music Go Virtual!

The Spooky Symphony is moving to an online concert on Sunday, Oct. 25

Celebrating its 11th year, the Spooky Symphony will move online to deliver unforgettable performances of the most beautiful scary music ever written, without the real life angst of having to crowd together in a big concert hall. The sponsors of the event, The Children’s Trust, The Alhambra Orchestra and the Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS), decided to take the concert online to make sure it was as safe and accessible, while still offering chilling fun and scary selection of music.

“We’ve lost so many of the special things that help us enjoy our lives this year. We’re thrilled and proud that the Spooky Symphony concert will take place to bring a fun afternoon to children and families,” said President and CEO James Haj of The Children’s Trust. “Nothing gives you chills down the spine like hearing scary music. I can’t wait to see and hear this year’s concert.”

While you won't be able to see the orchestra and pageantry in person, organizers say the streamed event on YouTube at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 25, will be filled with ghoulish surprises and spine-tingling excitement. Like usual, the Alhambra Orchestra and GMYS will perform everything from classics evoking adventure and danger to contemporary pieces celebrating well known movies like Wonder Woman and Jurassic Park, as well as musicals like Phantom of the Opera. There will also be an original piece by Javier Albornoz, a young composer who is also a musician with the Alhambra Orchestra. This is how Albornoz describes his original score:

“It’s a dark night on All Hallows’ Eve and magical things are brewing. Somewhere, a wizard works to cast a spell, awakening all ghosts to come out and play. Take a ride on a witch’s broom into an eerie forest haunted with goblins, as you sweep over a town illuminated by jack-o-lanterns. The spirits celebrate just before the day breaks; it’ll be another year before they dance again.” 

The virtual Spooky Symphony is ready to treat children and families across Miami-Dade to the same scary music it has for years, and is the latest effort from The Children’s Trust to help the community through difficult situations with a premium on safety. Already this year, The Trust has moved its Young Talent Big Dreams competition held in conjunction with Actors’ Playhouse, Battle of The Books, Summer Youth Internship Program, and other events to a virtual format so that it could still bring the level of service children and families have come to expect.

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As well as the upcoming Spooky Symphony, the annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony, which honors those individuals and programs who have championed children’s causes in Miami-Dade, has also moved to the virtual realm and is schedule to take place on December 9.

To stream the Spooky Symphony live, tune in to https://alhambraorchestra.org/youtube at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 25. For more information on the spooktacular Spooky Symphony and other Children’s Trust events, visit www.TheChildrensTrust.org.