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Oct 31 2023

UCLA Philharmonia Fall Halloween Spectacular

Royce Hall View Program

Join us as the UCLA Philharmonia opens its 2023-24 season with a special Halloween program. Come in costume (the orchestra and conductor will!) and experience a spectacular night of eerie music, silent films accompanied by the Royce Hall organ and other scary surprises!

Christoph Bull, organ
Michelle Rice, narrator
Yuki Izumihara, animation design
Neal Stulberg, conductor

Concert will be performed without intermission from 7:30-9:00 p.m.


Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565
J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Organ solo by Christoph Bull

“Introduction” and “The Duel and Death of Hamlet” from "Hamlet Suite" Op. 116a (1964)
Dimitri Shostakovich

"Le Chasseur Maudit” ("The Cursed Hunter”) (1883)
César Franck (1822-1890)

"Koko’s Haunted House” (1926) (silent film by Dave Fleischer; Fleischer Studios)
Improvised organ solo accompaniment by Christoph Bull

"Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene:  Drohende Gefahr; Angst; Katastrophe”  ("Accompaniment to a Film Scene: Threatening Danger; Fear; Catastrophe”) Op. 34 (1929-30)
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

"The Noon Witch" Op. 108
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

"Koko’s Earth Control" (1928) (silent film by Dave Fleischer; Fleischer Studios)
Improvised organ solo accompaniment by Christoph Bull; no orchestra

Suite from the film "Taste the Blood of Dracula" (1970)
James Bernard (1925-2001)


Etching by Lavalée after J. Gamelin, 1778

This event is made possible in part by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2023 - 24 Dobrow Series.

Like most of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE!  Early arrival is recommended. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. No RSVP required.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.


This virtual event is FREE! Tune in via Livestream.


Parking for Royce Hall is available in Parking Structure 5 located at: 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
Guest drop is closest at the turnaround at the front of Royce Hall located at: 10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
Learn more about parking for Royce Hall.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.