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Psycho in Concert with The Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 20, 2021

Psycho was filmed more than 60 years ago yet the Alfred Hitchcock classic remains one of the most lauded psychological thrillers of all time. 

While the story and acting are undeniably fantastic, the music was pivotal in helping create and increase the tension and sense of imminent doom throughout. It would be hard to imagine the film would have had as much impact without the soundtrack. 

That music was written by Bernard Hermann, a trusted collaborator in many of Hitchcock’s films who also wrote the score for Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds

Almost everyone knows about the shower scene and its accompanying score which has come to epitomize suspense and terror, but the whole score is a magnum opus for both Hermann and Hitchcock. 

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic recognizes the importance of this work and will take on the task of presenting it live during a viewing of the movie on Oct. 29 at Auer Performance Hall on the campus of Purdue Fort Wayne. 

Jacob Joyce will conduct while the film plays on the theater-sized screen. It’ll be a live music experience like no other.


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