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The Dallas Chamber Symphony joins the Bruce Wood Dance Project for a captivating production of live music and modern dance. Both companies received Best of Big D awards by D Magazine in 2014, and this special collaboration featuring the music of Astor Piazzolla promises to be a spectacular and memorable experience for all.
Kazuhiro Takagi returns for his second year as concertmaster of the DCS as it opens its season with captivating performances of two compositional retrospectives, both with twentieth-century flair. Peter Warlock’s Capriol Suite features gorgeous renaissance melodies with Celtic influence, and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 presents two fantastic soloists. Pianist Alex McDonald performs with Oscar Garcia Montoya on trumpet, as they deliver a captivating rendition of the composer’s neo-baroque masterpiece. The evening concludes with Dvorak’s romantic and familiar Serenade for Strings.
Named “Best Way to Watch a Silent Film 2014” by D Magazine, the DCS is joining forces with the Video Association of Dallas to serve up another unforgettable evening of live music and film. This concert gives you a front row seat to opening night of VideoFest 27 as we screen Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, The Lodger. This newly released masterpiece is visually pristine, and you’ll experience it in the best way imaginable, as the orchestra performs a new musical score by Douglas Pipes live-to-film.
Presenting not one, but two amazing soloists, this concert is sure to impress. Violinist Chloé Trevor is sure to dazzle on The Lark Ascending, as you’ll experience some of Vaughan-Williams’ most powerful evocative pastoral writings. The solo will be followed by Charles Ives’ rarely performed, yet equally bucolic, Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”. The orchestra also welcomes Kyle Orth, winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2014, to perform Mozart’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor.
The DCS continues its popular silent film series with a live-to-film performance of a newly commissioned score for Harold Lloyd’s hilarious classic, Bumping Into Broadway. The DCS also performs the Appalachian Spring Suite, one of Copland’s most popular and enduring classics.
The Dallas International Piano Competition 2015 is presented in celebration of the piano and its extensive repertoire, offering important performance opportunities to aspiring young performers from all over the world. Three rounds of competition take place before an internationally renowned jury panel, and prizes are awarded for the most outstanding performances. Come on down, bring the whole family, and watch it all live.
The season concludes with selections from the second annual Sight of Sound International Film Competition. Sponsored in part by the Video Association of Dallas, we will debut entries from filmmakers across the globe who have created new visual art for pairing with classical music. This year we are exploring music by Grieg, Pärt, Vivaldi, Elgar, Schubert and others. Final details of the program will be announced later this year.