This is the hottest topic of daily (hourly) conversation in our household with a toddler that's gone to the dark side with her poison apple-peddling witch obsession. I'm not complaining: 

I'm thrilled to sing alongside my fabulous mother next Sunday in the Annual Morgenstern & Neve piano duo Scary Concert!

A piano duo for over thirty years, this is the first time that these raucous and funny concerts will be done outside of SFSU, and we will be performing at the venerable classical concert series Old First Concerts next Sunday, October 28th at 4pm.

Toy pianos, incantations, special guest, and costume changes: it's an EXTRAVAGANZA. Please come and join us - and wear your costume! 

(And if you can't make it on Sunday, we'll be performing on Halloween in Knuth Hall in the Music Building at SFSU from 1-2pm!) 

WHAT: Annual Halloween Scary Concert at Old First Concert Series
WHEN: Sunday, October 28 at 4pm
WHERE: 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
TICKETS: In person or online at

Inara Morgenstern and Victoria Neve, both of whom are on the Music Faculty at San Francisco State University, have performed as a piano duo for over thirty years. They have performed the mainstays of the two-piano repertoire—everything from major works of the 19th Century to George Crumb’s Makrokosmos, Books III and IV (for two pianos and percussion and piano four-hands, respectively).

Over the years they have found special delight in assembling theme concerts, including annual Hallowe’en extravaganzas every October at San Francisco State. Their concert this afternoon will feature Crumb’s Eine Kleine Mitternachtmusik(performed by Victoria Neve, solo) and a seasonal mix of scary pieces for four hands by Gounod, Reineke, Dukas, Schumann, Alfredo Casella, and Toby Twining—with a little extra eeriness from a toy piano! Morgenstern and Neve will be joined by Ariela Morgenstern for some wonderfully spooky vocal selections as well.

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