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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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& bring your own drinks or pay to eat & drink there, but it's a little pricey.
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Free parking across the street by the boat house.
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13 reviews
21 stars
attended Oct 31 2007

The special effects in the film were INCREDIBLE, considering that it was made in 1926. The brand new original score blended very well with the on screen action. From my vantage point, the packed house was not disappointed, to put it mildly.

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 31 2007

really great film & awesome music. the crowd (many dressed up for halloween) was also quite interactive, which added to the entertainment.

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9 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 31 2007

I really enjoyed this performance. The live music and the silent film both exceeded my expectations. This was a very unique event and holding the event on Halloween was the perfect idea. I would definitely attend a similar event in the future.

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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a clip of the film, accompanied by the Breuker Kollektief’s music, here.
On the Kollektief: “One of the tightest ensembles around.”—All About Jazz
On Murnau: “He was an original, and no one else ever made films that looked like his. They are strange and haunted; you reflect that if such satanic dealings were possible, they would probably look very much like this.” – Roger Ebert


In honor of Halloween, a night of devilish delights: the Willen Breuker Kollektief plays a live set of music accompanying one of the classics of silent film: F.W. Murnau’s 1926 masterpiece Faust.


  • Frans Vermeerssen, reeds
  • Hermine Deurloo, alto saxophone and harmonica
  • Maarten van Norden, tenor saxophone
  • George Pancras, trumpet
  • Andy Altenfelder, trumpet
  • Andy Bruce, trombone
  • Bernard Hunnekink, trombone, tuba
  • Henk de Jonge, _piano, synthesizer _
  • Arjen Gorter, bass
  • Rob Verdurmen, percussion

This event is part of the 25th Anniversary San Francisco Jazz Festival.

About the Ticket Supplier: SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season and numerous community outreach and education programs.

Founded in 1983 under the name of Jazz in the City, the organization adopted its new identity as SFJAZZ in late 1999, in recognition of its expansion from seasonal music presenter to year-round arts institution.

All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related musics; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among wider audiences.