There is a lecture scheduled for December 1 at 7pm, details to come.


Our first lecture proved to be a great time for all in attendance.

Thursday, October 20th 2016 - 7 p.m. 
at the Fox Vocal Arts studio – 1336 Bay Avenue in Ocean City

“Frightening Music in Film!” Koren discussed our favorite Halloween movies and the music that thrills us when we watch them. She spoke in-depth about how soundtracks fit into films and how the composers inspire us with their magic – enhancing the drama of the movie, while chilling us with the sounds of the orchestra.

 Frightening Music in Film

Films discussed included: 

Psycho (1960) Music composed by: Bernard Hermann (1911-1975)

The Exorcist (1973) Music composed by: Mike Oldfield (b.1953) Krzysztof Penderecki (b.1933), George Crumb (b.1929), Anton Webern (1883-1945), Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

The Omen (1976) Music composed by: Jerry Goldsmith (1929-2004)

Halloween (1978) Music composed by: John Carpenter (b.1948)

The Shining (1980) Director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) Music composed by: Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006), Krzysztof Penderecki (b.1933) and Bela Bartok (1881-1945)

Beetlejuice (1988) Music composed by: Danny Elfman (b.1953)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) Music composed by: Patrick Doyle (b.1953)

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003) Music composed by: Howard Shore (b.1946)