CultureMap spotlights DCS silent film concerts at Dallas City Performance Hall

“Dallas Chamber Symphony debuts ambitious mash-up of modern music and silent movies” writes Kendall Morgan of CultureMap Dallas.

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As the Dallas Chamber Symphony rolls out its new silent film series, Morgan writes, “Film and classical music fans alike will find something to love in Dallas Chamber Symphony’s ambitious new Film Score Series, launching Tuesday, November 13, at the Dallas City Performance Hall with a screening of Harold Lloyd’s A Sailor-Made Man.”

This new series is designed to introduce audiences to classic silent film, in an intimate setting, as the musicians of the Dallas Chamber Symphony perform new musical scores live to film.

She adds, “Artistic director and conductor Richard McKay added the series to the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s inaugural season as a way to change up the product.” She continues, “For the first score, McKay approached friend and colleague Brian Satterwhite, best known for his soundtracks for the documentary Man on a Mission and the IMAX film Ride Around the World.”

Morgan writes on the process of bringing a new musical score live to a classic silent film at the new City Performance Hall. She describes the decision-making process, and the movies that were selected for the debut, remarking that “In a matter of days, Satterwhite had selected A Sailor-Made Man for the series’ debut November 13, calling it “the perfect film to introduce the audience to the experience.” At 46 minutes long, Sailor’s story of a young playboy attempting to win the approval of his beloved’s father is considered comedian Harold Lloyd’s first feature.”

Satterwhite will debut his second film score for the Dallas Chamber Symphony in February, to the film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Kendall Morgan continues, “Both films are just the first step in what both McKay and Satterwhite hope will be a long-running fixture in the chamber symphony’s yearly program. The duo plans to enlist the help of other composers as they expand the series in 2013.”

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Join us next time, February 26, 2013 @ 7:30pm – Dallas City Performance Hall

For more information about the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s next concert on February 26, 2013, 7:30pm at City Performance Hall, featuring The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, visit www.DallasChamberSymphony.org. Tickets are available starting at $24 ($15 for students), and may be purchased online, at the door, or by phone at (214) 880-0202.

 

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