The Sounds

Of Halloween

An Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concert in costume for children ages 5 to 10 will celebrate Halloween. Guest conductor Julien Benichou will lead the orchestra in Berlioz's "March to the Scaffold," Dukas's "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain." The concert also will include dance performances by students from the Baltimore School for the Arts. Choreographer and former Ballet Theatre of Maryland dancer Anton Wilson staged two pieces for the production. Children are welcome to attend in costume. Performances, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday; children can meet the orchestra's musicians and learn about their instruments, 1:15 and 4:30 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $10. 410-263-0907 or

Opera Excerpts

Anne Arundel Community College's concert choir and orchestra will perform excerpts from Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro," Bizet's "Carmen," Puccini's "Tosca" and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" during "A Night at the Opera." The event will include guest performances by Jason Stearns, Mary Anne Barcellona, Kevan Vanek and Igor Yuzefovich. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Pascal Center for the Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. $10; students, seniors, $7. 410-777-2457 or

Four Varied Soloists

Michael Formanek, Seifed-Din Abdoun, Bryan Jones and Todd Kreuzburg will perform at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Wednesday. The four musicians come from different backgrounds but will bring their musical styles together for a show that combines acoustic jazz, traditional Middle Eastern music, flamenco and progressive rock. Formanek plays acoustic bass and is known for creating improvised rhythms and works that attempt to transcend genres. Abdoun, co-founder of the Taqasim Arab Music Ensemble and the Muzaic Entertainment Group in Silver Spring, will perform on the oud, a traditional Middle Eastern instrument akin to the lute. Jones will perform progressive rock, heavy metal and jazz-inspired works from his debut CD, "Meaningful Sounds." Kreuzburg will perform flamenco works on guitar. Part of Maryland Hall's Emerging Artists Showcase program. 7:30 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. $12. 410-263-5544 or

Julien Benichou will lead the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.