Dallas Chamber Symphony Commissions New Music for Classic Silent Films

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Dallas, TX – As part of its 2012-13 Season, the Dallas Chamber Symphony will present a cutting-edge film music series — screenings of classic silent films from the 1920s, synchronized with the DCS commissioned film scores of Austin-based film composer, Brian Satterwhite.

Earlier this year, Richard McKay, Artistic Director and Conductor of the DCS, reached out to Mr. Satterwhite to collaborate on a new and ground-breaking film-score series here in Dallas. Mr. Satterwhite now serves on the DCS Board of Advisors.

Mr. Satterwhite writes in his blog, “I can’t express how exciting this is for me. This is a project that really combines all my loves with all my strengths. I’ve been lamenting over the years how I’ve dropped off considerably in composing concert music. This gives me the opportunity to compose for a live ensemble in a beautiful hall and incorporate my passion for silent films into the mix as well.”

Read more from Brian Satterwhite’s Blog 

This year’s film score projects are presented:

November 13, 2012 at 7:30pm – Harold Lloyd’s A Sailor-Made Man

February 26, 2013 at 7:30pm at City Performance Hall – Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

The former is a classic comedy about a boy (played by Lloyd) who accidentally joins the Navy as he seeks to win the approval of his beloved’s father, and is whisked away on a grand sea-faring adventure. His girl back home sails the world with her father and is kidnapped in a faraway land. Lloyd’s character finds out she’s been kidnapped and proceeds to rescue her.

Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, is the dark and mind-bending tale of a young man’s investigation of Dr. Caligari, and a somnambulist whom the doctor keeps asleep in a coffin-like cabinet. With its stylized sets and directing, this film is a classic, that is said to have inspired the works of Tim Burton and many others.

For more information on the DCS and its programs, please contact us at contact@dcsymphony.org. Interview opportunities are available.

P.O. Box 795548, Dallas, Texas 75379 – (214) 449-1294 – contact@dcsymphony.org

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