If youve ever done the screeching violin sound effects from Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho while stabbing toothpicks into an effigy made of doughnuts (does anyone else remember Waynes World?), then youve sung this soundtrack. Arguably the most iconic film music of all time, Bernard Herrmanns score was credited by Hitchcock himself for providing 33 percent of the effect of Psycho.
Tonight, in a special Halloween-dedicated Pops Series presentation, the Colorado Symphony throws down that 33 percent with a full performance of Herrmanns sometimes-soothing, sometimes-unsettling but always-gripping Psycho soundtrack ― and, yes, they will do the stabby noise.
The show starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets. Ticket prices range from $19 to $85; purchase yours at 303-623-7876 or www.coloradosymphony.org.
Sat., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., 2010