Program Notes For “The Monster”
This new work, composed by Duncan Neilson, tells the story of Frankenstein’s monster from the perspective of the creature himself, with text extracted from Mary Shelly’s classic novel. Listen to a special presentation of “The Monster,” Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 PM, recorded in March 2020 by the Walla Walla Symphony and Whitman College Chamber Singers, Yaacov Bergman music director and conductor. Download program notes here.
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