SOUTH BEND, In. (October 11, 2018) – A weekend with the South Bend Symphony begins on Saturday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center with a Family Spooktacular! Concert – Halloween at Hogwarts. Under the direction of “Professor Dumblewand” better known as Music Director Alastair Willis, the SBSO will board the Hogwarts Express and embark on a thrilling journey to everyone’s favorite school of Witchcraft and Wizardry – Hogwarts of course!

The concert will feature music from the Harry Potter films along with other seasonal spooky classics such as Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, and Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries. This family- friendly event is generously sponsored by McDonald Physical Therapy, South Bend Music Teacher’s Association, and A. Harold & Lucille Weber Charitable Trust.

“Notes will flow out of the orchestra like milk and honey from the Promised Land”
-Halle McGuire Hobbins

A visit to a magical land isn’t the only thing brewing at the South Bend Symphony! On Sunday, October 21st at 2:30 p.m., the musical weekend continues with the first June H. Edwards Mosaic Series concert of the 2018-19 Season – also at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. This concert will begin a 3-year-long concert cycle that pairs each of the nine Beethoven symphonies with works of a modern-era composer. Our “Beethoven Cycle” begins with Beethoven’s first symphony paired with The Sun’s Pealing Bells, a work by Notre Dame Professor of Music Theory and Composition John Liberatore.

This concert is made possible by the generosity of Series Sponsor Jack M. Champaigne and this concert is sponsored by The University of Notre Dame


Tickets for the Family Spooktacular Concert are $20 for adults, and $10 for children. Tickets for June H. Edwards Mosaic Concerts are $25. Tickets for both shows are on sale at The DeBartolo Ticket Office, by phone at (574) 631-2800 or online at The Morris Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for full-time students are $10 with photo ID.

Details for the SBSO’s full 2018-19 Season can be found at