Edvard Grieg, Holberg Suite, Op. 40
John Adams, Shaker Loops
Bernard Herrmann, Suite from Psycho
Edward Elgar, Nimrod from Enigma Variations, (as heard in Dunkirk)
William Walton, Two movements from Henry V
Stanley Myers, Cavatina (Deer Hunter Theme)
Howard Shore, Concerning Hobbits (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
John Williams, Theme from Schindler’s List
J.S. Bach, Air (from Orchestral Suite No. 3)
Monday’s program stretches the imagination.
Concertmaster Peter Hanson continues to create imaginative programming with this concert, entitled Psycho!
The program’s first half presents the neo-Baroque classic Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg, and Shaker Loops by America’s greatest living composer, John Adams. Shaker Loops was created in the composer’s unique minimalist style, and has a mesmerizing impact.
The suite from Psycho, composed by Bernard Herrmann begins a second half dedicated to great film music. Herrmann’s score is seen as the perfect match for the Alfred Hitchcock classic, and like other great film music, paints indelible images in the listener’s mind. Imagine the famous shower scene from Psycho without the chilling music?
Other movie classics in the second half include John Williams’s haunting violin solo from Schindler’s List and Elgar’s stunning “Nimrod” movement from his Enigma Variations, which was used in the movie “Dunkirk.”
“This concert is a fusion of sound and vision,” said concertmaster Peter Hanson. “The first half of the concert is a collection that inspires visions and the second half is music that is inspired by vision. The Holberg Suite by Grieg is a visual portrait of a Scandinavian story, complete with landscapes and people; the Adams’ inspires one to see the music as slowly changing patterns of feelings in the air. The fantastic collection of music in the second half illustrates the emotions of film. Here the vision has inspired the music. It’s often the essence of the film concentrated into musical expression.”
Hanson is a period instrument specialist and recording artist. He is in his ninth season as concertmaster of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. He has performed with modern and period instrument including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the London Symphony and served as concertmaster for Mstislav Rostropovich and the Philharmonia Orchestra as well as Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique for more than 25 years appearing on nearly all its recordings and concerts.