San Antonio Symphony Halloween Spooktacular ~ Ticket Giveaway

As part of their  Halloween Spooktacular, the San Antonio Symphony presents THE COMPOSER IS DEAD by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket.

THE COMPOSER IS DEAD is a riotous collaboration between composer Nathaniel Stookey and children’s author Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) that combines two elements of great story-telling: music and suspense. In a special Halloween-themed concert, San Antonio Symphony Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto will lead the orchestra in a gripping murder mystery where every member of the orchestra is a suspect. 

the composer is dead

Originally created as an orchestral work, The Composer Is Dead was released as a book in 2009. The mystery gets underway at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 27 at Alamo Heights High School Auditorium with Pre-Concert Activities for Kids beginning at 1:30 p.m.


“I’m so glad the Symphony has brought this family concert back. I’m so passionate about introducing classical music to children and this is one my favorite family concerts this fall," said Akiko Fujimoto, San Antonio Symphony’s Associate Conductor.

Family concerts are designed for children ages 4-11, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages and are a lively and informative approach to concert-going, with a variety of hands-on activities during the hour before the concert begins. These activities include:

  • Instrument Petting Zoo, an opportunity to experiment with and play orchestral instruments, hands-on musical arts and crafts stations.
  • Visit from Count Bassie, the Symphony's beloved mascot. 
  • Halloween costume contest encouraging children to dress as their favorite composer for a prize.

Other 2013-2014 Family Concert series performances include:


Individual concert tickets for the San Antonio Symphony Halloween Spooktacular range from $8 for children, $16 for adults and are available at the Symphony Box Office or by calling 210.554.1010 or visiting Patrons can also visit any Ticketmaster location, or call 210.224.9600 for concert tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the venue on concert day. A family pass (a $144 value for a family of four) is available for $99 for all three 2013-2014 Family Concert series performances. 

The Giveaway

Thanks to SA Symphony, Que Means What readers have a chance to win a FAMILY FOUR PACK to the October, 27th 2:30 performance of THE COMPOSER IS DEAD. You will want to take the kids early, though to get to participate in the pre-concert activities. Enter below.

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Source: San Antonio Symphony 

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

14 Responses

  1. Rachel M says:

    I would love to take my kids to the symphony, they have never been! 🙂

  2. Esther Foster says:

    Music and suspense – two of our favorite things! It sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing and here's hoping we win!

  3. tshokrian says:

    We love the Spooktacular. Such a great event to kick off my favorite time of year.

  4. Christy says:

    My children love live preformances, and this one would be great as we love all things lemony snicket.

  5. Bobbie Chappell says:

    The symphony sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jennifer Castilla says:

    A fun day out with the family at the Symphony, what more could you want!

  7. Kei Denevan says:

    I would love to take my daughter & best friend & her son to this! My car offically died for good & we haven't been able to do must since it did the beginning of October. My friend has picked us up & taken us to a few events & I'd love to repay her with these tickets! Crossing fingers!

  8. Margarita says:

    My kids will love to attend this concert !!

  9. Amy says:

    My kids would love this–Skyler’s a big Lemony Snicket fan!

  10. tina says:

    My lil ones have never been and since they love music I’m sure they will enjoy it.

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