This week, guest conductor/composer Michael Shapiro and 15 members of the The Springfield Symphony Orchestra offer a live soundtrack to the 1931 Halloween classic Frankenstein. Halloween-ready visitors can show up early for a pre-show costume contest.
A few nights later, the Bing Arts Center in Springfield offers a live soundtrack to the 1920 film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The music, composed by Brendan Cooney, is played by the ensemble Not So Silent Cinema.
Frankenstein: Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m., $10-22, Springfield Symphony Hall, 34 Court St., Springfield, (413) 733-2291, springfieldsymphony.org.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $20, Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave., Springfield, (413) 731-9730 ,www.BingArtsCenter.org.