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Vertigo Film with the San Francisco Symphony

Hitchcock Film Week Part 3:

US PREMIERE of Vertigo with Orchestra

The SFS performs Bernard Herrmann’s score to Hitchcock’s 1958 psychological thriller Vertigo—presented here for the first time with live orchestral accompaniment. No less a cinematic authority than Martin Scorsese would praise Herrmann’s stirring soundtrack: “Hitchcock’s film is about obsession, which means that it’s about circling back to the same moment, again and again . . . and the music is also built around spirals and circles, fulfillment and despair. Herrmann really understood what Hitchcock was going for—he wanted to penetrate to the heart of obsession.”

Music: Vertigo
Orchestra/ensemble: San Francisco Symphony
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA