Deemed one of the greatest horror movies of all time, F. W. Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu is beloved by horror fans and film buffs everywhere for its creepy story and stark images. Now pianist Rick Friend and members of the Seattle Symphony magnificently brings to life this spine-tingling tale of a vampire bringing pestilence and death to the town of Bremen. "It's not just a great horror movie. It's a poem of horror, a symphony of dread, a film so rapt, mysterious and weirdly lovely it haunts the mind long after it's over." – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune.
Pablo Rus Broseta is Associate Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, having originally been appointed Assistant Conductor in 2015. During the 2017–2018 season, he leads the Seattle Symphony in a wide variety of concerts, including an all-Russian program with pianist Beatrice Rana, Carmina burana and a festival of Prokofiev concertos.
An avid movie buff since childhood, Rick became interested in silent movies in his high school days.
David Schmader is the author of the solo plays 'Letter to Axl,' 'Straight,' and 'A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem,' which he’s performed in Seattle and across the U.S. From 1998-2015, he wrote the column “Last Days:The Week in Review” for the Seattle newsweekly The Stranger, and in 2016, his book 'Weed: The User’s Guide' was published by Sasquatch Books. In his spare time, he’s the world’s foremost authority on Paul Verhoeven’s legendarily terrible stripper drama 'Showgirls,' hosting annotated screenings at film festivals across the U.S. and supplying the commentary track for the special-edition Showgirls DVD.