Five classical music pieces for Halloween

Whether you’re on Bald Mountain or in the hall of the Mountain King, join us in celebrating the strange and unusual sounds of fall with this truly spooky classical playlist.

With public domain works performed by various Interlochen student ensembles over the years, it’s the perfect soundtrack to any macabre dance this Halloween season. Are you an alum who played a particularly bone-chilling piece while at Interlochen? We want to hear about it.


Danse macabre Op. 40
Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921)
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Byron Hanson, Conductor
Saturday, Oct. 31, 1992
Corson Auditorium

A Night on Bald Mountain
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881)
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
George C. Wilson, Conductor
Sunday, Jan. 12, 1964
Jessie V. Stone Building

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14, V. Songe d'une nuit du sabbat
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Michael Francis, conductor
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Kresge Auditorium

Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, In the Hall of the Mountain King (I Dovregubbens hall)
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra
Ara Sarkissian, Conductor
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015
Corson Auditorium

The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
World Youth Symphony Orchestra
Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Kresge Auditorium