Las Vegas Philharmonic presents the horror film, PSYCHO, with its spine-tingling score live with orchestra on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM at The Smith Center
Tickets starting at $30 available for purchase at lvphil.org and The Smith Center Box Office 702.749.2000
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents the critically acclaimed horror film, Psycho, on the big screen while the orchestra performs the musical score live on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. This will be the Philharmonic’s first of four Pops concerts during its 20th anniversary season., Professor of Music at UNLV, will host a pre-concert conversation in Reynolds Hall one hour prior to the performance (6:30 PM) for patrons interested in learning more about the music behind Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film. Patrons are encouraged to dress to kill as their favorite Hitchcock character and arrive early for devilish treats and entertainment provided by Red Rock Winds, a woodwind quintet from UNLV’s School of Music.
Psycho’s orchestral score was composed by American conductor and composer Bernard Herrmann. His first introduction to film came after collaborating with Orson Welles onWar of the Worlds at CBS Radio. Welles hired Herrmann to compose the music for his filmCitizen Kane (1941) which led to Hermann’s work on other films including The Devil and Daniel Webster (1942), Jane Eyre (1943), and Hanover Square (1945). Herrmann quickly gained attention for his innovative and intense musical scores, which were well suited for dark psychological thrillers. Psycho (1960) was one of nine Hitchcock films that Herrmann composed for between 1955 and 1966. ‘I wanted the sound of pure ice-water,’ Herrmann said when talking about his decision to use an all-string orchestra. The stabbing and screeching rhythms of the strings during the iconic shower scene almost didn’t happen. Hitchcock planned the murder scene without music, but then changed his mind after hearing how Herrmann’s musical motif intensified the victim’s screams. Fifty-eight years later, Psycho still remains one of the most influential scores in Hollywood music history.
Ticket Prices and Shuttle Bus Services
Single tickets include five price levels in Reynolds Hall:
PT Box = $109, A Seating = $105, B Seating = $70, C Seating = $50 and D Seating = $30
Tickets can be purchased online through lvphil.org or The Smith Center Box Office at 702.749.2000.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic offers a roundtrip shuttle bus service from designated Henderson and Summerlin locations to the performance. A roundtrip bus pass costs $25 per concert and can be purchased in conjunction with the patron’s concert ticket.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 7:30pm
Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall hosted by Dr. Jonathan Rhodes Lee, UNLV Professor of Music
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Film by Alfred Hitchcock
Score by Bernard Herrmann
About the Las Vegas Philharmonic
The Las Vegas Philharmonic, led by Music Director, Donato Cabrera, established its presence in Southern Nevada in 1998. The mission of the Las Vegas Philharmonic is to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music through performances and educational experiences for our community that enhance the lives of our residents and the culture of our city.
Music education and outreach are the cornerstones of the Philharmonic’s commitment to community. Our Youth Concert Series brings more than 23,000 children annually into the concert hall for a vital music education program, and our Cox Communications Young Artists’ Concerto Competition recognizes and encourages emerging talent among Nevada youth in the area of music performance.
Our season of concerts showcases local talents alongside stellar nationally and internationally known guest artists on the magnificent Reynolds Hall stage. At the orchestra’s core are 76 contracted professional musicians, many of whom are esteemed educators who also perform in other professional productions in Las Vegas, bringing depth and variety to the organization.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Philharmonic’s community, education and artistic programs are made possible by the generous donations and support of individuals and corporations. To join us in our mission or learn more, visit lvphil.org or call 702.258.5438.
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