Cleveland Orchestra gets in Halloween mood

CLEVELAND (AP) — The straight-laced Cleveland Orchestra is getting in the Halloween mood.

Musicians got the chance to dress up in costumes for Sunday's performance called "Halloween Spooktacular: Tales and Terrors."

Conductor Kelly Corcoran picked out a witch's hat for a program and was determined to make the audience "jump once or twice."

The musical selections had scary names like the "Witch's Ride" from Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" and the "Infernal Dance" from Stravinsky's "The Firebird."

Corcoran tells The Plain Dealer ( that the renowned orchestra can pull off such a caper. In her words, "A classical orchestra can wear many hats with a high level of artistic integrity."

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