Classical Music

A satisfying VSO 'Night at the Movies'

It was an interesting program for one of the main stage concerts of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, seemingly more Pops than not, but, it worked in providing a pleasurable Friday "Night at the Movies" in the Ferguson Center.

Following a preview of next season's music making by conductor JoAnn Falletta, the evening of powerful and persuasive movie scores began with Bernard Hermann's Suite from "Vertigo," one of Alfred Hitchcock's sensational tension-filled films. The score certainly captures the upside down world of the movie, with unsettling harmonics and combinations of sounds that suggested a struggle between real and unreal. Falletta and company brought...