Listen to “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” and other spooky tunes on October 24th and 31st – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

Osaka, JAPAN – November 26, 2019: A view of the Japanese version of the original Godzilla statue at Links Umeda, Osaka.

“Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” isn’t a new monster movie. It is a piece of group music that will be accompanied by a monster video during the “Monsters & Mayhem” concert scheduled at 3pm on October 24th and 31st by the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band.

The free, family-friendly Halloween concerts will take place at the SOU Music Recital Hall. Although free, you must collect your tickets at Paddington Station in downtown Ashland … and wear a costume for the show.

With no Halloween kids’ parade in downtown Ashland this year, it’s great that RVSB’s newest artistic director Christine Lundahl has put on a packed Halloween afternoon show. scary music. The show will appeal to all ages. Did I mention that costumes are encouraged?

Godzilla isn’t the only musical monster in the series. Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster will also make a (musical) appearance. Mary Shelley published her novel “Frankenstein” 203 years ago, and it still grips us today. A musical piece in the series imagines what would happen if Shelley met the monster Frankenstein in person. I think the imagined meeting will surprise you.

Conductor Christi is new to Rogue Valley this year, after earning her doctorate in musical arts from the University of Michigan. She has experience conducting college, high school, university and community orchestras. In addition to leading the RVSB, she is the new group director – and music teacher – at Southern Oregon University.

If you’ve been to the Ashland City Band summer concerts in Lithia Park, you might recognize many members of the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band. According to the RVSB website, “At the end of the final [Ashland City Band] 1987 concert clarinetist Pat Collins told Frank Brugman, “It’s a shame we don’t have a band to play the rest of the year. and stronger and stronger, since his first shows in 1988.

Important notes for those attending one of the two concerts: Participants over 12 years old must present proof of vaccination; all participants 2 years of age and older must be masked.

The concert is free, but donations to the group will be accepted; and, oh, I think I mentioned that wearing suits is encouraged. Bring the kids and have fun with the family.

Corina C. Butler

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