IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: The VSO WILL NOT BE PRESENTING THIS CONCERT IN 2010. This article relates to a 2009 concert. We apologise for any confusion.
The classic 1922 silent film Nosferatu will be presented with the music performed live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on Halloween Night, Saturday October 31st. For the night, the Orpheum will be transformed back into the movie house it once was with the chilling and dramatic score from Hans Erdmann performed live by the full Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Although, commonly referred as just Nosferatu, the complete title is fittingly named Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (or in German: Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens). This German expressionist horror film was directed by F.W. Murnau and starred Max Schreck as Count Orlock.
The Erdmann score has played to audiences for generations, with its moody orchestral colours and drama lending a tangible weight and anticipation to the film itself.
Concertgoers are encouraged to come in costume for a chance to win cash and ticket prizes.
Nosferatu: A Special Hallowe’en Night with the VSO
Saturday, October 31st, 2009 at 8pm
Tickets are $25 – $30 available online at http://www.vancouversymphony.ca or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434.