MITSO: The Night Before

Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Virtual Event

Join us for the MIT Symphony Orchestra's tribute to the art of film music from classic Hollywood soundtracks to new works. WATCH THE CONCERT HERE:  starting on Saturday at 7pm.

The July 11 broadcast features the world premiere of renowned composer and clarinetist Don Byron's Three Pieces from the Saul Bass Project, commissioned by MIT, which will accompany classic film noir title sequences by the legendary Saul Bass (Something Wild (1961), The Shrike (1955), and Walk On the Wild Side (1962). The program also includes music by John Williams (“Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick), Angelo Badalamenti’s theme to Twin Peaks, and Harry Manfredini's Friday the 13th Suite

The performance was originally scheduled, along with the US premiere of Tod Machover’s A Toronto Symphony, for March 13 in MIT's Kresge Auditorium, but because of COVID-19 the students of MITSO, led by Evan Ziporyn, played in the empty concert hall right before they had to leave campus. Fortunately, we are able to share this recording with you! The work by Tod Machover was presented earlier in our virtual concert series (view it on YouTube). 

More info available at and 

The virtual concert series links for this and all past concerts are at 

Event Type

Performing Arts

Events By Interest

Arts/Music/Film, General

Events By Audience

Public, MIT Community, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

Events By School

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P)


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