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November's First Tuesday Concert to Feature "Frankenstein!!"

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012

In a nod to Halloween, the University of Evansville Department of Music will perform Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein!! for next month’s installment of the First Tuesday Concert Series.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 6 in Wheeler Concert Hall. Like all events in the First Tuesday Concert Series, it is free and open to the public.

The performing ensemble for Frankenstein!! is comprised of UE music faculty and the resident string quartet, the Eykamp String Quartet. The work, a series of children’s rhymes by H.C. Artmann, is performed by a narrator and orchestra and was originally composed in 1971 for an arts ensemble in Vienna. In 1978, Gruber reworked the composition for both full orchestra and chamber ensemble.   ?

“The 33-minute work is unique in that it requires the musicians and narrator to pick up and perform on toy instruments and also to be theatrical,” said Thomas Josenhans, chair of the Department of Music. “The performance of Frankenstein!! is sure to be both enjoyable and memorable.”

Poems in the suite include “Miss Dracula,” “Goldfinger and Bond,” “John Wayne,” “Monster,” “Frankenstein,” and “Superman.” 

For more information on this concert or events in the First Tuesday Concert Series, please contact the Department of Music at 812-488-2754. For a full list of concerts, please visit the department’s online concert calendar.

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