Philharmonic Plays Spooky Classical Music at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Stream it for Free

The New York Philharmonic teamed up with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to put on a performance that will be streamed online at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.

The orchestra played “classically spooky compositions by Musorgsky, Saint-Saëns and more” in its first performance on Halloween in history, according to the cathedral.

The free performance will be streamed on the Cathedral and New York Philharmonic’s Facebook pages.

There are other events nearby too.

In addition to the New York Philharmonic concert, the Cathedral has a full slate of Halloween programs and events this year, both online and on-site. Although the traditional Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of the Ghouls, masterminded by famed puppeteer Ralph Lee and the Mettawee Theater Company, will not take place this year, the Cathedral is pleased to present an online celebration of Lee’s contributions to the season, which will be streamed on the Cathedral’s YouTube channel. Online participants can also sign up for Halloween Crypt Crawls, giving participants a rare glimpse of the depths of the Cathedral. For those living near the Cathedral, an in-person event, offered in partnership with the West 111th Street Block Association, welcomes youthful trick-or-treaters and revelers of all ages to a Haunted Fountain event on the grounds on Saturday afternoon.

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    1. C says:

      Thank you. It was great!

    2. lynn says:

      This was only my 2nd time watching something virtually, but I really enjoyed the Philharmonic concert, especially in that setting. Hope to see it live at some point in the future. Thanks so much for posting the info!