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This is the music that haunts you long after the lights come up. Herrmann’s slashing score to Psycho invented the sound of horror. Radiohead guitarist Greenwood unleashed the coiled tension of There Will Be Blood. Takemitsu tapped a fascination with aquatic life as deep as the ocean itself. And Nyman’s rushing melodies brought The Piano its rapture and sweep. These cinematic works –each accompanied by highlights from the films — will set your spirit free and move you to lose yourself in ecstatic melody.


The net proceeds from this concert will fund Sound Tracks, Fulcrum Point’s innovative program that brings world and new music to Chicago Public Schools.


  • Psycho Narrative from ‘Psycho’ (1960) — Bernard Herrmann
  • Popcorn Superhet Receiver from ‘There Will Be Blood’ (2007) — Jonny Greenwood (Midwest Premiere)
  • Toward the Sea II from the Greenpeace ‘Save the Whales’ campaign (1983) — Toru Takemitsu
  • The Piano For Strings from ‘The Piano’ (1992) — Michael Nyman


Featured Artists:


  • Mary Stolper, flute
  • Kara Bershad, harp
  • Lori Kaufman, piano


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Ticket prices include a post-concert reception with the artists, featuring hors d’oeuvres by Rome’s Joy Catering and wines generously donated by Chicago-based Vin DiVino Ltd. Importers.

Location: Harris Theater for Music and Dance


Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, 60601

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