M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
October 6, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia Get ready for two great movies on one fantastic night when you join the Richmond Symphony on Saturday, October 24 at 8pm for a Science Fiction Double Feature! The evening begins with Murnau’s silent classic Nosferatu. Based on the popular horror story of Dracula, the 1922 film will play on screen while the Symphony provides the live soundtrack. This is the first Genworth Symphony Pops Series concert of the 2015-16 Season and will be led by guest conductor Timothy Verville.
After the concert, the audience is invited to stay for a showing of the horror/comedy cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (and all the fun that goes with it) beginning at 10pm. It’s an unforgettable night filled with haunted mansions, secret labs, corsets and glitter, and the famous Time Warp dance.
The musical setting for Nosferatu, provided by guest conductor Verville, first premiered on Halloween 2013 and includes works from composers Johannes Brahms, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Wagner, Samuel Barber, and Christopher Norby. This performance by the Richmond Symphony will be its east coast premiere.
According to Verville: “When I began the project of selecting the music for Nosferatu, I knew that only the best composers would be able to match the emotional intensity of Murnau’s epic film. This combination of some of the greatest classical composers with one of the greatest horror films creates a unique experience that is not to be missed.”
Separate tickets are required for each event. Tickets for Nosferatu (8pm) start at $10 online at richmondsymphony.com or by calling 1.800.514 ETIX. Tickets for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (10pm) can be purchased separately or added on for $10.
The Pops Series is sponsored by Genworth.
About the Richmond Symphony
Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.