Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film with Live Musical Accompaniment by Andrew E. Simpson

City of Gaithersburg Presents

Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film with Live Musical Accompaniment by Andrew E. Simpson

Andrew Earle Simpson

Fri · October 26, 2018

6:00 pm

$5.00 - $12.00

This event is 12 and over

A Halloween tradition, this 1922 silent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is regarded as one of the most terrifying horror films of all time. Enjoy live piano accompaniment by one of America’s foremost silent film musicians, Andrew E. Simpson, as the Transylvanian Count Orlok lures a young real estate agent to his eerie castle high atop the Carpathian Mountains – only to discover that the Count has a thirst for more than just a real estate deal…

Andrew E. Simpson is Resident Film Accompanist for the National Gallery of Art and his silent film scores have been broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies Channel...read more.

Beer tasting includes samples + 1 full pour. Must be 21 to purchase alcohol. 

Advance: $5 Film Only  • $10 Film + Beer Tasting

Day of Event: $8 Film Only • $12 Film + Beer Tasting 

Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film with Live Musical Accompaniment by Andrew E. Simpson
Nosferatu - Silent Horror Film with Live Musical Accompaniment by Andrew E. Simpson
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu) is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897). Various names and other details were changed from the novel: for instance, "vampire" became "Nosferatu" and "Count Dracula" became "Count Orlok".

Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, a few prints of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema.

The film was released in the United States on 3 June 1929, seven years after its original premiere in Germany.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu
Andrew Earle Simpson
Andrew Earle Simpson
Andrew Earle Simpson is an acclaimed composer, pianist, organist, and conductor who seeks organic connections between music and other disciplines. A composer of opera, silent film, orchestral, chamber, choral, dance, and vocal music, his musical works make multi-faceted, intimate connections with literature, visual art, and film, reflecting his own interest in linking music with the wider world, an approach which he calls “humanistic music.”

As one of America’s foremost silent film musicians, Simpson specializes in silent film accompaniment, and has performed and conducted his solo, chamber, and orchestral film scores across the United States, Europe, and South America. He is Resident Film Accompanist at the National Gallery of Art and regularly featured accompanist at the Library of Congress’ Mt. Pony Theater in Culpeper, VA.

Simpson’s chamber, choral, and silent film music has been recorded on Naxos, Albany, Fleur de Son Classics, Capstone, Athena, and other labels. His silent film scores have been broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies Channel, and many of his silent film piano and chamber scores are available on DVD through Kino-Lorber, Flicker Alley, Olive Films, and All Day Entertainment.

Andrew Simpson is Ordinary (Full) Professor of Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

For more information, works lists, and recordings, visit www.andrewesimpson.com
Venue Information:
Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878
http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/