Bard Conservatory to perform Vertigo score live during film screening

Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart star in Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological thriller Vertigo, cited by the American Film Institute as the country’s greatest mystery film.

The career of the great American film composer Bernard Herrmann represents a pivotal moment in high culture: the point at which the best and the brightest of the high arts began to make their names and make their livings in the pop sphere, whether Hollywood or Madison Avenue. While Herrmann composed soundtracks for Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver and countless other classics, he is best-known for his association with the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

On Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m. at the Fisher Center, the Bard College Conservatory of Music and Upstate Films present two special shows of Hitchcock’s Vertigo, scored by Bernard Herrmann, with full orchestra accompaniment performed live by the Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra and conducted by James Bagwell.

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Ticket prices to this benefit for the Bard College Conservatory of Music range from $25 to $75. For more information, visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu. The Fisher Center is located on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson.

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