Psycho Live

Psycho Live

The Bates Motel, that strange young man, the horror behind the shower-curtain – there’s never been a thriller quite as terrifying as Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. And there’s never been a film score quite like Bernard Herrmann’s: those stabbing violins have been the soundtrack to all our nightmares. So give yourself the fright of your life with his big-screen showing, with Herrmann’s score performed live by the RSNO. It’s never felt quite so real: join us – if you dare…

Suitable only for 15 years and over.
BBFC Insight: Contains strong violence.

Please note, this concert is currently available to book when you take out a 4+ concert subscription to the RSNO’s 2017:18 Season. Single tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 2 May.

Fri 27 Oct 2017, 7.30PM

Box Office: 0131 228 1155


£42 (Premium), £37, £28, £19


Under 16s / Under 26s / Mature Students / Unemployed / Disabled patrons and their carers 50% off

Featured Artists

Neil  Thomson

Neil Thomson


In his fourth season as Principal Conductor and Musical Director of the recently founded Orquestra Filarmonica de Goias in Brazil, Neil Thomson is one of the most widely respected and versatile British conductors of his generation. Born in 1966 he studied with Norman Del Mar at the Royal College of Music and later at Tanglewood with Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Sanderling. He has conducted and recorded with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia and in recent years has worked with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Hallé, Royal Scottish National, Ulster and Royal Philharmonic Concert orchestras in the UK, Tokyo Philharmonic and Kansai Philharmonic in Japan, São Paulo Symphony and Orquestra Sinfonica Brasiliera in Brazil, Aarhus Symphony in Denmark, the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, the WDR Orchestra in Cologne and orchestras in Israel, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Romania, Mexico, Taiwan, Oman and Lithuania. He has twice given EU-sponsored master classes in Lithuania and has been a Guest Professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Krakow Academy of Music and the Conservatoire ‘Arrigo Boito’ in Parma. He has been on the jury of the Lorin Maazel Conducting Competition, the Eduardo Mata Conducting Competition in Mexico City and the Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St Petersburg. He has performed with many distinguished soloists including Sir James Galway, Dame Moura Lympany, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Felicity Lott, Philip Langridge, Stephen Hough, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Steven Isserlis, Julian Lloyd Webber, Antonio Meneses, Alexander Gavrylyuk and Jean-Louis Steuerman. Recordings include a CD of contemporary American violin concertos with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He was Head of Conducting at the Royal College of Music. The youngest ever incumbent of this post (first held by Sir Adrian Boult in 1916 and thereafter by conductors such as Sir Malcolm Sargent, Constant Lambert, Vernon Handley and Norman Del Mar), he has established an enviable reputation as an orchestral trainer. His skills as a natural communicator have enhanced an already growing reputation throughout Europe. He has conducted films live to screen with performances of Wizard of Oz, Singing’ in the Rain, North by Northwest, Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, American in Paris, Titanic, Amadeus and Psycho, at such venues as the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall.