UT Wind Ensemble presents Frankenstein
No city loves Halloween more than Austin, and Texas Performing Arts is kicking off this year’s celebration with a screening of the 1931 film Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein monster.
Unlike The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with its lush score by Franz Waxman, the 1931 Frankenstein was produced without a movie score. Movie critics have remarked that Frankenstein is badly in need of music, and American composer Michael Shapiro was up to the task with a commission for a new film score from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Mr. Shapiro’s 70-minute score is orchestrated for wind ensemble and performed by UT’s renowned wind ensemble. For modern day moviegoers, Mr. Shapiro’s haunting music adds significantly to the emotional impact of the film