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In June, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra brings an array of acts for its Live at Powell Hall series: from R&B artist Ledisi to banjo legend Béla Fleck, from a celebration of iconic female singers to an evening of the music of Nat and Natalie Cole. But two events caught my eye: the screenings of two classic films, Psycho (June 22) and Casablanca (June 23), with scores performed live by the SLSO. To dig a little deeper into the worlds of these scores and their composers, I spoke with Todd Decker, Professor and Chair of Music at Washington University in St. Louis, a noted film music scholar who is author of several books including Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vie... Full story

20 June