More than 50 years since the release of Psycho, Hitchcock’s famous psychological thriller is to be soundtracked live by Manchester Camerata at Albert Hall. Coinciding with the Halloween weekend, the performance is a Manchester first, having previously sold out theatres in Bristol, Liverpool and London.
The classically composed score is undeniably part of the film’s tension and allure. Originally written by Bernard Herrmann, a regular collaborator with Hitchcock, it brings the film’s key scenes to life and will only add to the hide-behind-your-sofa images by being played in Manchester’s Grade II-listed hall.
Since being established in 1972, the Manchester Camerata chamber orchestra has produced adventurous pieces with a contemporary feel, from blindfolding its audience at Royal Exchange Theatre to performing with the Hacienda DJs. Although based at Bridgewater Hall and RNCM in Manchester the orchestra is regularly invited to play across the country, including their first three renditions of the Psycho soundtrack at the Roundhouse, Colston Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic.
Psycho will be screened at Albert Hall with live accompaniment by Manchester Camerata on Sunday 30 October. Matinee and evening performances are on sale now from alberthall.seetickets.com
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