Does a career in Hollywood make a career in the concert hall impossible? For many composers, Hollywood has provided a platform that the concert hall has not. From the Jewish refugee composers of the 1930s to the trailblazing Black composers of today, the relationship between the concert hall and the silver screen is a rich and fascinating one.
Works include Michael Abels’s playful Delights and Dances, Bernard Herrmann’s spine-chilling Psycho (A Narrative for String Orchestra) and Leonard Bernstein’s energetic Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, performed by Tai Murray.
Michael Abels — Delights and Dances
Bernard Herrmann — Psycho: A Narrative for String Orchestra (arr. Mauceri)
Leonard Bernstein — Serenade after Plato’s Symposium
Tai Murray, Violin
Ian Niederhoffer, Conductor
$15 Student and senior tickets are available. Call the box office at 212 501 3330 or purchase at the window.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks are required to enter Merkin Hall