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It isn’t Halloween in Clarksville without David Steinquest’s annual Halloween concert at Austin Peay State University.

“Don’t be afraid to be changed by the 33rd annual Percussion Ensemble Halloween Concert,” Steinquest said in an announcement of the event. “It will be a metamorphosis for the better, I assure you!”

The program opens with Alexander Lepak’s Crescendo, “literally a progression from silence to a decibel level never before achieved,” he said. 

“This year’s concert showcases more guest artists than ever before. There is music from Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ featuring APSU faculty members Amy Gillick on bassoon and Kristen Sienkiewicz on horn, as well as Camille Saint-Saens’ ‘Danse Macabre’ featuring Alicia Enstrom, a violinist who has worked with Cirque do Soliel.

“Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ features APSU faculty member Stanley Yates on electric guitar and Richard O’Brien’s ‘The Time Warp’ features The Rocky Horrible Picture Show Choir. ‘All About Dat Trash (No Buckets…),’ this year’s trash can selection, features perennially favorite guest artists Chris Brooks and Chris Crockarell,” the announcement said.

“The concert concludes with a blow-you-out-of-the-hall arrangement of Paul Hindemith’s ‘March from Symphonic Metamorphosis’ featuring The Transformational Brass Band.”

As usual, the ensemble will dress in costume, the hall will be decorated, there will be special lighting, and the Mass Communication Department will provide live feed video on the back screen, giving the event an rock concert vibe, Steinquest said.

There will be two performances, both on Friday,…