North By Northwest Screening Kicks Off SFS Film Series

The San Francisco Symphony’s (SFS) popular Film Series continues in the 2017–18 season with the Orchestra performing the live accompaniment to five iconic films projected on a large screen over the stage. The Film Series launches December 1–2with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 spy thriller North by Northwest, featuring the SF Symphony performing Bernard Herrmann’s score live, conducted by Richard Kaufman.

On December 16–17 & 20, the SFS, conducted by Joshua Gersen and joined by the Ragazzi Boys Chorus, Pacific Boychoir, and San Francisco Girls Chorus (Dec 16–17 only), presents beloved Holiday comedy Home Alone with music by John Williams.

The concerts on February 1–3 continue the SFS’s season-long celebration of Bernstein’s birth centennial with West Side Storyfeaturing Bernstein’s electrifying score conducted by David Newman.

On April 4–5 Sarah Hicks leads the SFS in performances of Tim Burton’s Batman, which features a Grammy Award-winning score by Danny Elfman.

The Film Series wraps up with screenings of sumptuous period epic and winner of eight Academy Awards® Amadeus, a fictionalized account of the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, April 6–7.