Marie Antoinette, wearing a spectacular 6-foot-wide ivory, gold hoop gown and 24-inch-high hair, will conduct an orchestra of assorted monsters, witches, vampires, and more, at the 17th Annual Pumpkin Festival noon Sunday at the Kidspace Museum.
When it’s not Halloween, Marie Antoinette is really Susan Pascale: director of the . And the 60 assorted ghouls and ghoulettes are local children—ages 6 through 12—who belong to her Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra.
Along with beautiful string music, audiences will also hear blood-curdling screeches and screams as part of a classical piece titled “Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space,” written by renowned Temple City composer and teacher Richard Meyer.
The free festival offers crafts, food, games and pumpkins. Some attractions require tickets, which may be purchased there. For more information, about the festival and the museum, visit Kidspace Museum's website. For more information about the children’s orchestra, go the String Program website.