Muncie Symphony to perform new score to 1922 silent film “Nosferatu”

Posted on: October 22, 2021

On October 28, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra in Indiana will perform Kermit Poling’s new score to the 1922 silent film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horrors, as the movie is screened live at Muncie’s Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The original score to the film is lost. MSO Executive Director Scott Watkins commissioned Poling to compose the score, an idea that came about when Watkins was executive director of the South Arkansas Symphony and Poling was serving as music director. Proceeds benefit Cornerstone, the orchestra’s new downtown home since June 2021. Matthew Kraemer is the Muncie Symphony Orchestra’s artistic advisor and conductor.