Nashville Symphony Kicks Off Family Series with Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash on October 22

Performance features works by Bach, Stravinsky, and more.

Nashville, Tenn. (September 21, 2022) – Nashville Symphony is excited to launch the first concert in The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series with Halloween-themed fun for all ages. Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash takes place October 22 at 11:00 AM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

This family-friendly performance features iconic repertoire from composers including Bach, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky and more. Enjoy these instantly recognizable works alongside a colorful landscape of spooky creations, electrifying experiments and mysterious monsters!

Mad scientist Dr. FREAKuency – played by conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez – is busy in his laboratory trying to scare off his Halloween visitors. With the help of his assistant Griegor, Dr. FREAKuency concocts his electrifying monster and sets out to thrill the trick-or-treaters. But his monster has some surprises up its sleeve and helps throw a spooktacular Halloween Bash for the entire neighborhood!

“I am incredibly excited to be bringing Dr. FREAKuency's Major Monster Bash to Nashville this season! This show is highly interactive, goofy, and festive way for families to celebrate Halloween while being entertained by the fabulous musicians of our Nashville Symphony,” said Enrico Lopez Yañez. “The Nashville Symphony's Family Series is a welcoming environment perfect for children young and old to laugh, sing, and wiggle around while enjoying some of the best music Music City has to offer.”

Great seats are available starting at $26 (while supplies last, additional fees apply).


Performance Details:
Nashville Symphony
Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Saturday, October 22 at 11:00am
Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 1 Symphony Place | Nashville, TN
Ticket Link:

J.S. Bach | Arr. Stokowski – Toccata in D Minor
Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird: Ronde des Princesses
Paul Dukas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Modest Mussorgsky | Arr. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Night on Bald Mountain
Igor Stravinsky – The Firebird: Danse infernal
Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Arr. Enrico Lopez-Yañez – MAJOR minor Battle
Charles Gounod  – Funeral March of a Marionette
Johann Strauss, Jr. – Thunder and Lightning Polka
Amilcare Ponchielli – La Giaconda: Dance of the Hours
Bobby Pickett  – “The Monster Mash” Sing-Along

Tickets for Dr. FREAKuency’s Major Monster Bash may be purchased:
- Online at
- Via phone at 615-687-6400

The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording, and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, along with an extensive selection of education and community engagement programs. The Nashville Symphony has released 40 internationally distributed recordings on Naxos, which have received 27 GRAMMY® nominations and 14 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records.

In addition to support from Metro Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Symphony is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Nashville Symphony is also supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.