A new record-breaking version of the classic Halloween tune, “Let’s Dance” has been released by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and has been the theme song for the United States’ annual holiday.
“Let’s dance,” by the American Choir, was recorded in the fall of 2015 at the California Academy of the Performing Arts in Pasadena.
The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music for a Pop Vocal Performance in 2015.
“It’s an amazing honor to perform it with the LA Philharmonics,” said the Philharmonia’s president and principal composer, Michael Strano.
“It’s a great honor to be playing it at a holiday that honors all of the wonderful artists who have created great works of art in this country.”
The Los Angeles Symphony’s music director, James C. Williams, called the performance “a beautiful rendition of a timeless holiday song.”
The orchestra, known for its holiday music and popular concert performances, released the music in November and it became the theme of the first American Halloween celebration since 2012.
The Los Angeles-based Philharmony is the largest in the country and was founded in 1885.
It is the theme for the next two months of the holiday and the Phil, which has performed at the Lincoln Memorial since 1963, will perform on the same day at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
The Phil, known as “the world’s best orchestra,” was founded as a nonprofit in 1967, with the goal of promoting excellence in the performance of music.
Its membership is comprised of more than 150 musicians from around the world, including jazz greats, composers and performers, and choreographers.
Its first concert was held at the Los Angles Convention Center in 1969.
The Phil has performed in more than 80 countries and territories.