Psycho Film with the San Francisco Symphony

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Lights! Camera! Join the San Francisco Symphony, with one of the most iconic film scores ever created. The partnership between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrmann resulted in some of cinema’s greatest musical moments—none more memorable than the famous shower scene in Psycho. Hitchcock himself acknowledged, “33% of the effect of Psycho was due to the music.” Join the SFS and conductor Joshua Gersen for a chilling night at the movies, as the orchestra accompanies this classic thriller live.

Group discount not available.


Joshua Gersen


Tere Carrubba

special guest host

San Francisco Symphony



Psycho (film score)

Concert: Approx. 2h 10m, includes intermission.

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The 1960 trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho:

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The original film score to Psycho:

From the classic shower scene:

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"Hailed as a master of suspense, Hitchcock was also a master in the use of music. The celebrated director knew music could convey emotion in ways images could not. The soundtracks to many of Hitchcock's best films take on a role of their own, becoming at times like characters in the story being told on screen." Continue reading Music to Murder By: San Francisco Symphony Screens Hitchcock on

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  1. Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 8:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Meet Tere Carrubba, Alfred Hitchcock’s granddaughter at a memorabilia and book signing in the Symphony Store following the concert.

Drink Special

In a week featuring the cinematic masterpieces of iconic filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, take a pre-concert breather or relax at intermission with a cocktail at the main lobby bar. Enjoy The Voyeur, a sparkling cocktail accented with VSOP cognac and a hint of Grand Marnier, specially crafted to honor Mr. Hitchcock's spine-tingling work. Order your specialty drink at the main bar, or call (415) 252-1937 to pre-order.