Two orchestras made up entirely of gifted young musicians ages 6 to12,
in full Halloween costumes, will perform at the 2012 Kidspace Museum
Pumpkin Festival in Pasadena at noon on Sunday, October 28.
The Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra (LACO) and the Los Angeles
Children's Chamber Orchestra (LACCO), both directed by Susan Pascale,
will perform spooky music, including 'Ghost of John,' (featuring
snapping basses, knocking cellos, and screeching violins), and the
eerie 'Creepy Crawl'. Pascale will wear an elaborate costume which
will surprise everyone. (Last year, she conducted as Marie
LACO and LACCO draw children from throughout the San Gabriel Valley
and Los Angeles County. All the youngsters study a string instrument
(violin, viola, cello or bass) at the South Pasadena Strings Program.
There are many San Marino families. This year marks the 11th
anniversary of the Strings Program. Over the years, the orchestras
have been featured on local and national television, and performed
Carnegie Hall in New York City. On their second visit, they set a
world record as the youngest orchestra ever to perform at that famous
venue. They will again perform at Carnegie Hall in 2013.
For more information, go to www.stringsprogram.com, or call
626-403-4611. For the Kidspace Museum in Pasadena, this will be the
18th Annual Pumpkin Festival Learn more about it at