Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents PSYCHO 10/6
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. Dr. Jonathan Rhodes Lee, 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 on War of the Worlds at CBS Radio. Welles hired Herrmann to compose the music for his film Citizen 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.
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.