This performance is FREE for current FLC Students. FLC students will need to present their ID at the venue door for automatic entrance. FLC Students will not need to obtain a printed complimentary ticket. One (1) seat to each FLC Music Department event per current FLC ID.
Board the Ghost Train Across America! On Friday October 27th, the Fort Lewis College choirs and band will present an evening of music to celebrate the autumn season. The theme this year is Americana, and the music is beautiful and exciting with a folk driven twist. In the spirit of Halloween, there will be witches, cauldrons, spirits, ghostly trains, and tornadoes (figuratively, of course)! Enjoy a special presentation from Hawkappella that looks very much like The Wizard of Oz, and Chamber Choir will delight with an a cappella arrangement of an exciting Schubert song about the Erlkonig, or elf king (death), who steals a young boy away from his father on a long dark carriage ride. The concert band continues the theme with Halloween season music by American composers. Their program begins with Randall Standridge’s new programmatic composition The Witching Hour. This work begins with chimes depicting the hour when dark forces gather to celebrate mischief. Each of the three sections are divide by the chiming of the clock with the concluding section a macabre parody of a waltz that spirals out of control. Brian Balmages’ Shadow Waltzes draws from a Saint Sean’s motive of Dance Macabre and contrasts darkness and light. The band will end with two pieces by Eric Whitacre; the beautifully lyrical October, followed by Ghost Train. The legend of the Ghost Train, a supernatural machine that roars out of the night through forgotten towns and empty canyons, is deeply rooted in American Folklore. Wear your costume and have a harvest-spooky good time! Get some early holiday shopping done while supporting the choirs in their silent auction and pumpkin carving contest as they endeavor an international tour this spring.