- Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Frankenstein
- When: Saturday, November 1, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
Seating and Ticketing Options
- $11 for balcony seating for one (up to $25 value)
- $19 for orchestra seating for one (up to $40 value)
- $20 for balcony seating for two (up to $45 value)
- $35 for orchestra seating for two (up to $75 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Few movies have inspired more Halloween costumes than Universal Pictures’ 1931 Frankenstein, which has become a classic in its own right due to compelling performances by Boris Karloff and Colin Clive. But just as Frankenstein’s monster lacked a best friend, this early creature feature lacked one thing: a sufficiently monumental soundtrack. That’s where Michael Shapiro comes in. More than 70 years after the original film, the New York-based composer wrote an orchestral score meant to be played alongside a screening of the story of reanimated corpses and a nature-defying scientist.
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Pay enough attention to the career of JoAnn Falletta, and you could easily conclude she's actually twins or triplets. She's the music director of not only the Virginia Symphony Orchestra but the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and serves as principal guest conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, among other institutional ties. (She's also conducted on Grammy-winning recordings for the Naxos label.) Under her baton, the VSO rotates among Norfolk, Newport News, Williamsburg, and Virginia Beach with traditional classical programs, pops nights, and shorter family concerts that open with craft activities and an instrument "petting zoo." A "wear-what's-comfortable" dress code and pre-concert Behind the Notes talks ensure a decidedly inviting atmosphere even for symphony newbies.