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THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic - Hitchcock!

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Art of the Score
Location: Avery Fisher Hall (Directions)
Price Range: $45 - $95

Concert Duration

1 hour 50 minutes
Tue, Sep, 17, 2013
7:30 PM
Wed, Sep, 18, 2013
7:30 PM
The 2014-15 Season

Program (Click the red play button to listen)

Selections from To Catch a Thief

Selections from Vertigo

Selections from Strangers on a Train

Selections from Funeral March of a Marionette

Selections from Dial M for Murder

Selections from North by Northwest



Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos comfortably spans the worlds of opera and symphony (appearing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Royal Albert Hall) and musical theater (leading orchestras on Broadway). In his eighth year as music director of the Queens Symphony Orchestra, he also continues as general director of Chatham Opera (which he founded in 2005), serves as music director of the Festival of the Arts BOCA (a multi-day cultural arts event in South Florida), and was recently appointed artistic director of Oklahoma’s OK Mozart Festival, where he led his second season this past June. In addition to his ongoing music director commitments, in the 2014–15 season Mr. Kitsopoulos returns to the San Francisco, New Jersey, Houston, and North Carolina symphony orchestras, and makes debuts with the Florida Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, and Toledo Symphony. A frequent guest conductor at Indiana University, he leads Menotti’s Last Savage and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific this season; in recent seasons he has led Indiana University Opera Theater productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, Verdi’s Falstaff, Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge, J. Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, and Loesser’s The Most Happy Fella. Other recent highlights include appearances with Baltimore, Colorado, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh symphony orchestras, as well as the Calgary Philharmonic, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Summer concerts have included Saratoga Performing Arts Center with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ravinia Festival with the Chicago Symphony, Blossom Festival with the Blossom Festival Orchestra, Sun Valley Festival, Atlanta Symphony, and Dallas Symphony. Internationally he has conducted China’s Macao Orchestra with the Cuban band Tiempo Libre, Tokyo Philharmonic, and Russian National Orchestra. As a theater conductor, both on Broadway and nationwide, he is currently music director and conductor of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway; he held the same position for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (the Tony Award–winning Broadway revival featuring Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis), A Catered Affair, Coram Boy, and the American Conservatory Theatre’s production of Weill’s Happy End, for which he recorded the cast album at Skywalker Ranch. He also served as music director and principal conductor of Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème.

Learn more about Constantine Kitsopoulos


THE ART OF THE SCORE Artistic Advisor, Host (September 17)

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is a graduate of New York University, where he earned a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and was presented with an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2010. He last appeared onstage in the 2010 Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, directed by Tony Walton. Mr. Baldwin’s other stage credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 production of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis; Loot on Broadway in 1986, earning Mr. Baldwin a Theatre World Award; Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money on Broadway in 1988; Prelude to a Kiss at the Circle Reparatory Company in 1990, earning Mr. Baldwin an Obie Award; A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway in 1992, for which Mr. Baldwin was nominated for a Tony Award; Macbeth at New York Shakespeare Festival in 1998; and Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2004 production of The Twentieth Century. Mr. Baldwin has also appeared at The Hartman Theatre (Stamford, Connecticut), the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Berkshires, Massachusetts), and Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, New York).

Alec Baldwin has appeared in more than 40 films, including Beetle Juice, Working Girl, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Juror, The Edge, Ghosts of Mississippi, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Cooler (for which he received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Oscar nomination), The Aviator, The Departed, and It’s Complicated, among many others.

For seven years he starred as Jack Donaghy opposite Tina Fey on NBC’s 30 Rock, winner of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, and the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. For his portrayal he received seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award, and two Emmy Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2011 Mr. Baldwin received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His company, El Dorado Pictures, has produced several projects, including Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial for TNT, which was nominated for an Emmy; The Confession for Showtime, which won the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; and David Mamet’s film State and Main.

Alec Baldwin is a dedicated supporter of numerous causes related to public policy and the arts. He serves on the boards of People For The American Way, The Hamptons International Film Festival, and Guild Hall. He is an active supporter of The Radiation and Public Health Project, East Hampton Day Care Center, The Actors Fund, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and The Water Keeper Alliance, among many others. He has partnered with Capital One to create an advertising campaign that, through the Alec Baldwin Foundation, provides funding for arts groups across the country, particularly in the New York area, and raises awareness for support of the arts.

Mr. Baldwin’s book, A Promise to Ourselves, was published by St. Martin’s Press in paperback in Fall 2009.

Learn more about Alec Baldwin


Host (September 18)

Sam Waterston

Actor Sam Waterston, who is currently starring in Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom for HBO, has a rich body of work on stage, screen, and television. His 16 years on the popular television show Law & Order, on NBC, garnered him three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, the 1999 Screen Actors Guild Award, a Screen Actors Guild nomination in 1998, and a Golden Globe nomination in 1995. His other television work includes Q.E.D.; I’ll Fly Away, for which he won a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series; Gore Vidal’s Lincoln; and Oppenheimer. Mr. Waterston won the 1996 Emmy award for Lost Civilizations. Oscar nominated for his starring role in The Killing Fields, Sam Waterston’s other film credits include Interiors, Hannah and Her Sisters, September, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Great Gatsby, Capricorn One, Heaven’s Gate, and The Man in the Moon. Classically trained, Mr. Waterston has amassed numerous stage credits including King Lear at The Public Theater; Abe Lincoln in Illinois, for which he received a Tony nomination; Hamlet at The Public Theater; Much Ado About Nothing in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production in 2004 and, previously, in a 1972 Broadway production that was televised in 1973; Long Day’s Journey into Night at Syracuse Stage; Benefactors on Broadway; and Lunch Hour on Broadway.

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Photo of Art of the Score: Courtesy of the New York Philharmonic


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