Movie music celebrated by city concerts

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ICONIC film music by Bernard Herrmann is set to be celebrated during Sheffield University’s spring concert programme.

The season, which begins on Thursday and runs till May 15, features a series of 32 musical events exploring music composed for film and moving image.

The Tippett Quartet will be headlining on Tuesday February 15 to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of film composer Herrmann.

He is best known for his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, with whom he composed the music for iconic films including Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo.

Other career highlights have included scores for Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver. The quartet will perform Herrmann’s music and music of other influential film composers of his generation.

Another season highlight will be a public talk by Neil Sinyard from the University of Hull on Thursday February 24, which will examine the secret of Hitchcock and Herrmann’s success, and the demise of their partnership.

Other events include popular scores from modern day films arranged for symphony orchestra.