The Ridges to Perform Original Score to Classic Nosferatu

On Friday October 25, the Cincinnati Art Museum will host a truly frightening evening filled with music, film, art, and a little bit of booze.

From 5pm-9pm, Art After Dark presents IMMORTAL SPIRITS, a Halloween celebration that offers attendees the chance to indulge in some of the holiday’s best traditions, including ghost tours, classic horror film, local music, and of course, art.

Local Indie favorites The Ridges are set to debut of their original folk-inspired and string based score of the 1922 classic Nosferatu, A Symphony Of Horror, in a one night only live performance that recalls and pays tribute to the great tradition of musicians bringing silent films to stirring, and in this case, haunting life. A full cast of instrumentation, ranging from guitar and cello to upright bass and accordion, will give Nosferatu a modern touch, while remaining respectfully rooted in the history and texture of the film itself.  The screening and live performance take place in the museum’s lavish Great Hall at 6pm, and will last until 8pm.

Attendees can also look forward to guided ghost tours throughout the museum, both ending in and highlighting their newest installation, the Daoist exhibition Realm of the Immortals. For those of age, a cash bar will be open, featuring Great Lakes’ appropriately named Nosferatu Ale, and a variety of appetizers will also be available for purchase.

With Halloween only a week away, there’s no better time to explore some of Cincinnati’s most unique events. The Cincinnati Art Museum’s Art After Dark promises to be one of the most lively, and memorable, of the season.