Halloween Family Concert

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will host a Halloween Family Concert on Saturday. It will include an instrument petting zoo, pictured here.

POCATELLO — On Friday and Saturday, the Idaho State-Civic Symphony will continue its 2019-2020 Storied Season by performing two concerts featuring music from some of the most popular films of all time — accompanied by clips of the movies projected on a gigantic silver screen.

This season’s Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday will celebrate the Stories of the Silver Screen by showcasing the glitz, glamour and excitement of Hollywood’s greatest film scores. The Halloween Family Concert: Fairytales and Superheroes at 11 a.m. Saturday will spark imaginations and inspire future music-lovers with orchestral versions of soundtracks from some of their favorite movies.

Both concerts are at the Stephens Performing Arts Center. For tickets and information, visit www.thesymphony.us or call the box office at 208-282-3595.

At the Stories of the Silver Screen concert, audiences are invited to attend dressed in their Oscar-best and walk the red carpet. Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be a pre-concert reception and cash bar, and a pre-concert chat with Dr. Julie Sorensen about the music being performed in the concert. The Idaho State-Civic Symphony will then perform music from “American in Paris,” “Star Wars,” “James Bond” and others. Tickets are $14 to $40.

Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Halloween Family Concert: Fairytales and Superheroes, families can visit an “instrument petting zoo,” where they can experience what it’s like to play an instrument, and participate in other pre-concert activities.

At 11 a.m., the musicians of the orchestra will play soundtracks from “The Incredibles,” “Superman,” “Batman,” “Shrek” and others. Accompanied by movie clips on a gigantic screen, families will feel like they’re saving lives and changing the world. Concertgoers are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite fairytale character or superhero. This program is “Rated E for Everyone,” and suitable for all ages.

Tickets are $5 for children age 12 and under and $10 for adults.

Please bring nonperishable food and personal care items to donate to the “Benny’s Pantry Food Drive” at the Halloween Family Concert. Benny’s Pantry is an on-campus food bank that provides emergency food assistance to Idaho State University students. For more information and a list of items to, visit isu.edu/pantry.

Tickets for ISU students are free to all concerts and available at the box office the day of the concert.