Last spring, the chamber music group Andrew Alden Ensemble riled a few zombies with their original live score of Night of the Living Dead. On Oct. 19th, they return to Pittsburgh to provide musical accompaniment to one of the silent film era’s most frightening works.
The group will contribute their interpretation of Nosferatu as part of the Hollywood Theater‘s Silents, Please! series. Released in 1922, German director F. W. Murnau‘s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula follows the blood-thirsty Count Orlok (Max Schreck) as he relocates from his castle in the Carpathian mountains to a small German town, where he feeds on the unsuspecting populace. The early horror masterpiece has influenced generations of filmmakers, and inspired Werner Herzog‘s remake with Klaus Kinski in 1979, and director E. Elias Merhige‘s re-imagining Shadow of the Vampire in 2000.
The Nosferatu and Andrew Alden Ensemble event will take place at 4 p.m. at the Hollywood Theater. Tickets are $10, $8 for children, students, and seniors, and are available for purchase at Showclix.