Casablanca with the Nashville Symphony

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

The name Max Steiner you probably know, even if you’re not a movie-credits geek: He’s the composer who gave some of the best-loved films of all time their finishing coat of musical gloss, from Gone With the Wind to The Searchers. Not as well known is one Herman Hupfeld, author of ephemeral ditties such as “When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba” and the somewhat-less-than-immortal “A Hut in Hoboken.” But in 1931, for a long-forgotten Broadway musical called Everybody’s Welcome, Hupfeld penned an unexpectedly prophetic phrase: “You must remember this ... ” Eleven years later, the song “As Time Goes By” became the cornerstone of Michael Curtiz’s beloved wartime melodrama, which is as unimaginable without it or Steiner’s unabashedly histrionic score as it would be without Bogey and Bergman. For this performance, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra performs the score live to a version of the film scrubbed of its recorded music (but with dialogue intact). It should be an object lesson in the alchemy that results from wedding the right music to the right material. After all, Rick could’ve gazed into Ilsa’s eyes and said, “We’ll always have Hoboken.” Tickets $35-$61. 

—JIM RIDLEY

Thu, Oct 10 | 7:00 PM
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
$25 - $61
[Venue Details]

Nashville Symphony

Nashville TN  |  Classical



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