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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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Keep your kids away from the "souvenir" table. Outrageously priced. Reasonable F & B set up. Beer, wine, Sandwiches.
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F. W. Murnau's "Faust", With Live Jazz Accompaniment
25 ratings
4.4 average rating
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27 events
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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BEK
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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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31 events
7 reviews
35 stars
attended Oct 31 2007

Everything was just wonderful! The venue, the film, and the band combined to make a totally enjoyable experience.

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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

Description

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.

Personnel:

  • 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.