Event Preview: Celebrating Bernard Herrmann: Music to be Murdered By, 17 & 18 September, City Hall, Glasgow
Two musical celebrations of the music of film composer, Bernard Herrmann, are on their way to Glasgow in September: Hitchcock’s Psycho Live on Saturday 17 and Music to be Murdered By on Sunday 18.
As 2011 is the centenary of the late Herrmann, who wrote the music for Hitchcock’s classics Vertigo, and North by Northwest as well as 1960’s Psycho, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will present a screening of the latter on Saturday accompanied by their version of the score.
This is followed on Sunday by a concert of music from his scores accompanied by a selection from composers connected to him.
Conducted by John Wilson, it’s being described as to events that are guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat. Tickets are available for both Psycho Live and Music to be Murdered By over on the Glasgow Concert Halls website.
In this video, Wilson describes the magic of Herrmann’s work: