Dallas Chamber Symphony’s “most arresting and memorable” concert “scored major points”

“Dallas Chamber Symphony scored major points with an exemplary evening devoted to living American composers at Dallas Performance Hall,” writes Wayne Lee Gay of FrontRow, D Magazine.

Dallas Chamber Symphony performed a newly commissioned score to silent film on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 to an enthusiastic audience at Dallas City Performance Hall. The film score series is slated to become a permanent fixture in the Chamber Symphony’s concert programming. In his review of the performance, Wayne Lee Gay of FrontRow, writes:

“Easily the most arresting and memorable moment of the week arrived on Tuesday with the presentation of the premiere of Austin-based Brian Satterwhite’s score for director Fred Newmeyer’s A Sailor-Made Man, a 1921 silent comedy classic starring Harold Lloyd; Dallas Chamber Symphony music director Richard McKay conducted.”

“The movie embraces the crude clichés of early cinema—including snobby rich people, redemptive love, an evil sultan, soft-hearted tough guys, and jolly sailors—and in the process provides a sturdy structure for musical reaction. In much the same way that a composer of classical song “collaborates” with a poet who may be long dead to present a deeper view of purely verbal material, the silent cinema of the early twentieth century provides a canvas on which a composer such as Satterwhite can present new purely musical insight into visual material.”

“Satterwhite’s success in producing a musical reaction to A Sailor-Made Man makes the upcoming premiere of his score for Robert Wiene’s 1920 horror movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on February 26 on the same series an event to look forward to.” ~ Wayne Lee Gay, FrontRow, D Magazine

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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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