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All concerts and events through January 5 are cancelled. Learn More about our response to Covid-19. Support the Philharmonic by donating your tickets.

David Geffen Hall

Price Range



2 hours & 30 minutes with intermission

Date & Times


Sep, 2019

Friday, 8:00 PM


Sep, 2019

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The Art of the Score
Alec Baldwin, Artistic Advisor

Feel the suspense as the New York Philharmonic plays Bernard Hermann’s spine-tingling score to Hitchcock’s classic thriller.

This concert is a Special Event of the 2019–20 season.



Psycho (New York Premiere–score performed live to complete film)


Richard Kaufman


Richard Kaufman


Richard Kaufman


Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings. The 2019–20 season marks his 14th with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert series CSO at the Movies, and his 29th and final season as principal pops conductor of Pacific Symphony. In May 2020 he will be named principal pops conductor laureate, and he holds the permanent title of pops conductor laureate with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 

Mr. Kaufman’s 2019–20 season includes returns to the New York Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and The Cleveland Orchestra. Recent highlights include his debuts with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and the Handel and Haydn Society.

In 2015 Mr. Kaufman made his debut with the Boston Pops Orchestra, substituting for John Williams at the Annual Pops Film Night, and Mr. Williams invited Mr. Kaufman to share the podium at the annual Tanglewood Film Night in August 2016. In July 2016, two days before its official theatrical release, Mr. Kaufman conducted the San Diego Symphony in a live performance of Michael Giacchino’s new score for Star Trek Beyond, accompanying the film in its gala world premiere in IMAX. 

One of the world’s leading conductors of film music, Mr. Kaufman regularly appears with The Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, London, RTÉ National, Indianapolis, and San Diego symphony orchestras. He is often asked to conduct such legendary film titles as Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Casablanca, The Bride of Frankenstein, Jaws, Pirates of the Caribbean, Silverado, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Amadeus, and Star Trek.

Richard Kaufman received the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. He supervised music for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios for 18 years, receiving two Emmy nominations.

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Alec Baldwin

The Art of the Score Artistic Advisor, Host (September 13)

Alec Baldwin

The Art of the Score Artistic Advisor, Host (September 13)

Alec Baldwin

The Art of the Score Artistic Advisor, Host (September 13)

Alec Baldwin is the Radio Host of the New York Philharmonic and Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score. Since 1980 Mr. Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films, and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) and an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004), and has won three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC’s 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and The Boss Baby, among many others. Alec Baldwin earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and has received honorary doctorates from NYU (2010) and the Manhattan School of Music (2012). He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment, and progressive politics, including the Hamptons International Film Festival and the New York Philharmonic. He is the author of three books: A Promise to Ourselves; his memoir, Nevertheless; and, with Kurt Andersen, You Can’t Spell America Without Me. He is the host of a podcast, Here’s the Thing, for WNYC. Mr. Baldwin is married to author and wellness expert Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. They have four children, Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, and Romeo, as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Alec Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his fees are donated to charity through The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation.

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