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Nightmare Romance – Bernard Herrmann & Alfred Hitchcock

Ticket offer for the Herrmann Society:

It can’t be booked online, you need to call the box office and have your credit card details ready.

One only needs to quote ‘Herrmann Society Offer’ and you get 15% off the regular ticket price.

The phone number is 0044 (0)20 7638 8891 (9am – 8pm UK time)

A special evening, based on the music that Bernard Herrmann wrote for Alfred Hitchcock’s films.

One of the most creative and brilliant, if often turbulent, relationships in film history is celebrated in this special concert. Bernard Herrmann’s radical approach to writing film music redefined the relationship between image and sound, and his brilliant scores for Psycho, Vertigo and North by North West bear testimony to this.

This world premiere features Herrmann’s scores for Hitchcock’s films plus other classics such as Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver. It also features rarely seen images and footage of the masters at work.

Musical direction is from Tom Waits / Ornette Coleman bassist Greg Cohen who gathers an ensemble of musicians including guitarist Bill Frisell to perform new arrangements. Original arrangements are performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by composer and Herrmann aficinado Joel McNeely.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Danny Kapilian

Tickets: £15 £20 £25 £30

Source: Barbican / Danny Kapilian
Orchestra/ensemble: BBC Concert Orchestra
Location: London, UK