This adults-only concert is the perfect ghoulish evening for any Halloween lover. Special guest Ruthnie Angrand (Rae Sunshine) will be featured with Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven and other poetry selections. Come in your scariest costumes, enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar, and try not to have any nightmares once you leave!
LIADOV: Baba Yaga
GRIEG: Lyric Suite, March of the Trolls
BEETHOVEN: Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight Sonata”
Chamber Music Selections
HUMPERDINCK: Hansel & Gretel, Witches Ride
TCHAIKOVSKY: Sleeping Beauty Suite, La Fée des lilas
SAINT SAENS: Danse macabre, Op. 40
Originally born in Cape-Haiti, Haiti, Ruthnie has called Queens, Long Island, and Atlanta all home. In Atlanta she studied music, dance and media arts at DeKalb School of the Arts (a Grammy school in Atlanta, Ga) and Brenau University. By profession, Ruthnie directs Communications and Marketing for the City of Syracuse for Mayor Ben Walsh. She has more than 10 years of experience in communication and marketing and finds her passion in connecting audiences to ideas and values. As a performer, Ruthnie has opened for Def Jam Records Artist Malik Yusef, HBO poets Shihan Van Clief and Dana Gilmore, twice performed in Syracuse's Carrier Dome for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, and featured on stages and concerts along the East Coast and Upstate, NY as a singer and poet. She’s written commissioned poems for both the Gifford Foundation and the WCNY Behind the Woman series.
Mr. Loh’s previous positions include: Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Opera; Resident Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.
Having a particular affinity for pops programming, Mr. Loh has been engaged for repeat performances with Chris Botti, Idina Menzel, Ann Hampton Callaway, the Texas Tenors and more. He has assisted John Williams on multiple occasions and conducted numerous sold-out John Williams tribute concerts. He is particularly adept at conducting concerts synchronizing live orchestral music with film, and he has lead Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Pixar in Concert, Disney in Concert, The Wizard of Oz and Singin’ in the Rain, among other concert productions.
Mr. Loh is active as a guest conductor, both in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to annual concerts in Pittsburgh and Dallas, his recent engagements include the Boston Pops (Tanglewood); Detroit Symphony; San Diego Symphony; Seattle Symphony; Buffalo Philharmonic; and the Cathedral Choral Society at the Washington National Cathedral. Past engagements include the National (Washington D.C.), Indianapolis, Tacoma, Utah, Naples, Knoxville, Florida, El Paso, San Luis Obispo, Edmonton, Colorado, Charleston (SC), Malaysia, Daejeon (South Korea) and Greater Bridgeport Orchestras. His summer appearances include the festivals of Sun Valley, Bravo Vail Valley, Aspen (CO), Mann Center in Philadelphia, Breckenridge, Las Vegas, Hot Springs (AR), the Kinhaven Music School (VT) and the Performing Arts Institute (PA). In the summer of 2016, he made his debut at Tanglewood, conducting Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony with the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra and returned in 2017 to conduct the Boston Pops.
Mr. Loh received his Artist Diploma in Orchestral Conducting from Yale, his Masters in Choral Conducting from Indiana University and his BA, and Certificate of Management Studies, from the University of Rochester. Lawrence Loh was born in southern California of Korean parentage and raised in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He and his wife Jennifer have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Hilary. Follow him on instagram @conductorlarryloh or twitter @lawrenceloh or visit his website, www.lawrenceloh.com.