High Noon

Film with Orchestra

About High Noon

Winner of four Academy Awards (including Best Music) and nestled amongst The American Film Institute’s top two Best Westerns of all time, High Noon is brimming with remarkable music by Dmitri Tiomkin and stunning performances by Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.  The stroke of “high noon” is an essential character in the film, with Tiomkin’s compelling musical pulse of the clock building on the fear of a frontier town over the return of an outlaw and the tension they feel toward their marshal. The suspense builds minute by minute as the orchestra becomes an equal partner to the dramatic gunfight at the film’s conclusion.