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Monday, October 19, 2009

Nosferatu: A Special Halloween Night with the VSO!

VANCOUVER, BC The VSO announces A Halloween spectacular! The great 1922 Silent Film Nosferatu will be presented with the music performed live by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on Halloween Night, Saturday October 31st, 8pm, at the Orpheum Theatre. Guest conductor Gillian Anderson leads the orchestra. For one fun night, the Orpheum is transformed back into the movie house that it used to be for the camp and terror that awaits audiences who will thrill to this great silent film with the chilling and dramatic score 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 (In German: Nosferatu: eine Symphonie des Grauens). This German Expressionist horror film was directed by F.W. Murnau and starred the brilliantly frightening Max Schreck as Count Orlock. No charming aristocrat like later Draculas, this vampire is scary and macabre, a living corpse who feeds mercilessly on his victims. The wonderful Hans Erdmann score has thrilled audiences for generations, with its moody orchestral colours and drama lending a tangible weight and anticipation to the film itself. Hailed as one of the greatest movie adaptations of the vampire legend, youll never have more fun being scared!
Concertgoers are encouraged to come in costume. Give us your best zombie, vampire, werewolf or whatever you dream up and win Cash and Ticket Prizes!

Saturday, October 31, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre
Nosferatu! A Special Halloween Presentation
Gillian Anderson, conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: $25 - $30 (senior, student and subscriber discounts available)
Tickets available online at or by calling VSO customer service at 604.876.3434

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