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Just in time for Halloween, the NSO Pops prepare to creep out a concert hall full of symphony-goers. Taking on the work of contemporary composer Danny Elfman, best known for scoring the films of Tim Burton, the Pops will perform the twinkling title music from Edward Scissorhands, the soaring, brassy score from 1989’s Batman, and the questioning, lyrical theme from Alice in Wonderland. Under the direction of conductor John Mauceri, they’ll play along with violinist Sandy Cameron, boy soprano Thomas Lynch, and the Choral Arts Society of Washington—and while the musicians provide the soundscape, scenes, sketches, and storyboards from Burton’s movies will play on screens to complete the cinematic experience. The only thing missing, aside from Helena Bonham Carter, will be outrageous costumes, but you’re free to dress as you please. The NSO Pops perform Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $20–$88. (202) 467-4600. kennedy-center.org.