Music for a Psycho

If you’ve ever done the screeching violin sound effects from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho while stabbing toothpicks into an effigy made of doughnuts (does anyone else remember Wayne’s World?), then you’ve sung this soundtrack. Arguably the most iconic film music of all time, Bernard Herrmann’s 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 Herrmann’s 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
Sat., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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