Members of the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra performed in Halloween costumes for the Halloween concert, “A Ghostly Halloween Carol,” held Oct. 25 and 26.
Robert Tueller, a professor in the music department and “Maestro Scrooge,” directed and conducted the performances.
The show started off with the song “Ghostbusters,” arranged by Bill Holcombe.
Then followed “Danse Macabre,” by Camille Saint-Sains, and then “Symphonie Fantastique,” which was divided into five movements, by Hector Berlioz. Tueller said that he chose “Symphonie Fantastique” because he had always wanted to do the piece.
“The last sections of that piece are very much associated with Halloween. But the other movements aren’t really thought of that way, but I wanted to do the complete thing for the students’ sake,” Tueller said.
In between each performance, Tueller and others acted out scenes from “A Christmas Carol” with a Halloween twist.
“[The] script was written very open-ended, and there’s lots of ad-libbing. I never know what’s going to come out of peoples’ mouths some nights,” Tueller said.
Jarom Rial, a sophomore studying music performance, said he enjoyed playing percussion for the performance.
“The second to last part of the song, I get to play the bass drum and hit it really hard, and it’s always fun,” Rial said.
Ryan Hales, a professor in the Department of Business Management, said that he enjoyed the show.
“It’s good to see as Brother Tueller is here, that he is able to bring something to the show and continue with the tradition but also introduce some new elements,” Hales said.
Hales also said he liked the choice of music that was presented in the show.
“One thing I do appreciate is that I think those who put together the show really do try to introduce music to the audience that perhaps they’ve not heard before but they can get something from,” Hales said.