Concert #3: Sherlock Jr., Tuesday, February 25th

Featuring works by Schwantner & Saint-Saëns

8:00 pm – Dallas City Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street. | Dallas, Texas 75201 (map it)


Enjoy a captivating live-to-film performance of the classic comedy, Sherlock Jr., starring Buster Keaton, in this exciting concert that also features Saint-Saens’ popular Carnival of the Animals — complete with dance. Joseph Schwantner’s powerful and evocative Distant Runes & Incantations rounds out the program. You’ll enjoy breathtaking solos throughout, from some of the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s finest musicians, as the orchestra immerses you in a myriad of familiar and otherworldly soundscapes.

Schwantner: Distant Runes and Incantations

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals with Dancers

I. Introduction et marche royale du lion (Introduction and Lion’s Royal March)
II. Poules et coqs (Hens and Cocks)
III. Hémiones (animaux véloces) (Wild Asses: Swift Animals)
IV. Tortues (Tortoises)
V. L’éléphant (The Elephant)
VI. Kangourous (Kangaroos)
VII. Aquarium
VIII. Personnages à longues oreilles (Personages with Long Ears)
IX. Le coucou au fond des bois (The cuckoo in the Deep Woods)
X. Volière (Aviary)
XI. Pianistes (Pianists)
XII. Fossiles (Fossils)
XIII. Le cygne (The Swan)
XIV. Finale

Craig Marks: Film Score to Sherlock Jr. (1924)

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meager skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend’s father’s pocket watch.

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Mingle and Meet the Musicians.

ca. 9:30 – 10:30 pm

Just across the street from City Performance Hall.

Craig Marks, composer, Dallas Chamber SymphonyLike a master chef who elevates food into art, composer Craig Marks serves up a sumptuous feast of musical delight – expertly blending exotic textures and heart-breaking melodies with a melange of global sounds.

On any given day, Craig can be found hard at work in the studio coaxing rhythm and melody from an extensive array of “instruments” – many bought or found, but some built specifically for projects by Marks himself. Buzz saws, antenna arrays, and a horrifically broken dishwasher have all found a place in his scores. “There’s music in everything,” Marks says, “the trick is matching tonality and emotion.”

Most recently, Marks completed work on Next Iron Chef: Redemption. Food Network’s hit Iron Chef America properties have provided continuous culinary and musical challenges for a combined 18 seasons and counting. In 2010, Marks released the Iron Chef America / Next Iron Chef soundtrack in response to an outpouring of fan requests.

For the last 13 seasons of A&E’s Emmy and PRISM award winning hit series “Intervention,” Marks has created consistently compelling music rooted in an ever evolving main theme, which was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award in 2012 for Best Original Theme Music – TV Show.

Born and raised in San Jose, California, Craig grew up in a family that actively encouraged musical growth and expression. Having taught himself to play guitar, he began composing songs and experimental music during high school, discovering his lifelong passion.

Craig flourished upon moving to Los Angeles and, after a series of fortuitous meetings, soon found his musical studies encouraged and supported by the likes of Lionel Richie and Bill Conti. In addition to guitar, Marks studied numerous world instruments, including oud, gamelan, and sitar while earning a degree in music composition from UCLA.

Marks quickly earned his stripes while still a student. Having scored his first films and worked with a leading commercial music production company, Craig was soon invited to apprentice with Hans Zimmer – officially launching his journey as a Hollywood composer. Marks went on to work alongside many other established composers, contributing his talents to a wide-ranging list of films.

Fluent and active in a wide variety of genres, Marks has written for feature films, network and cable television, animated series, commercials, and classical ensembles.

For more information about Craig Marks, visit his website at www.cinemediamusic.com.

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