Philharmonic "Phright Night" returns to Northville

Marquis Theatre to once again host annual spooky October concert

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Michimich -- The Michigan Philharmonic will make its return to downtown Northville this month for the annual "Phright Night" concert, blending hauntingly good music from movies and more.

The performance is planned for Saturday, Oct. 21 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will feature the music of Danny Elfman, John Williams, Hans Zimmer and J.S. Bach as well as a "time warp" from movies like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "Jaws," and the "Corpse Bride."

Geff Philips, a well-known performer and vocalist, will provide narration and vocals during the evening, and expect a sing-along during "Monster Mash."

Some of the selections will include "Toccata in D Minor" by Bach, "Witch's Ride" (from "Hanzel and Gretel"), "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saens, "The Witches of Eastwick" and the theme from "Jaws" by Williams and "Kernkraft 400 Zombie Nation" by Florian Senfter.

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Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes, and fans will want to watch for what new costume Phil conductor Nan Washburn will unveil – a tradition she began many years ago at the Phil's first Halloween concert.  There will be a cash bar and concessions – including popcorn for sale.

Tickets for the opening night are available at the Philharmonic's website: For information, contact (734) 451-2112.  But hurry, tickets are selling fast.

As one of Michigan's finest orchestras, the Plymouth-based Philharmonic celebrates a wide range of classical and pops music that connects, engages, and creates unique experiences. This year, the symphony is also celebrating the 25th year being led by Washburn.

About the Michigan Philharmonic: Now in its 78th season, the Michigan Philharmonic – (or "Michigan Phil") – is one of the most innovative and dynamic professional orchestras in Southeast Michigan. Nan Washburn, Music Director & Conductor since 1999, has won 19 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music from the League of American Orchestras.  In 2019 the Michigan Philharmonic was awarded Second Place in the American Prize for Professional Orchestras.  The orchestra performs in an ever-expanding roster of Michigan communities; including Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Livonia, Brighton, Downtown Detroit, and many others. The Michigan Phil is committed to reaching out to a broad and diverse array of audiences and providing enjoyable cultural and social experiences, while encouraging anyone who loves live music events to "Spend the night with Michigan Phil."

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For tickets and more information, please visit or call (734) 451-2112.

Source: Michigan Philharmonic

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