Dayton, Ohio (January 22, 2009) – On Friday, February 6 and Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8 pm in the Schuster Center, DPO Music Director Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents Master Of Mayhem: The Films And Music Of Alfred Hitchcock.
Intrigue. Mystery. Bone-chilling fright. These are the hallmarks of legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock. But consider whether his movies, brilliant as they are, would be nearly as involving, tense, frightening, and downright entertaining without the mesmerizing music written by some of the 20th century’s best composers. The score is as integral to their success as the use of subjective camera technique, the impeccable art direction, or the performances of the talented casts. On February 6 & 7, the DPO will perform music suites from four of Hitch’s most powerful films – Dial M for Murder, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train, and To Catch a Thief – all cued to the actual footage projected on a screen above the orchestra.
“Alfred Hitchcock was a master of cinema suspense,” John Goberman, the Executive Producer of Live from Lincoln Center and producer of the film segments of Master Of Mayhem: The Films And Music Of Alfred Hitchcock, states. “The musical scores to his films made that suspense almost palpable. Master of Mayhem is Hitchcock at his musical best. Folks who watched his TV show remember the opening and closing, with a shadow of his face filling a stylized profile to the sounds of Gounod’s ominous Funeral March of a Marionette. Master of Mayhem even includes some home movies of him that show a kinder, gentler Hitch cued to that same Gounod score.”
Tickets $27.00 – $75.00.
National City is the SuperPops Series sponsor.
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