Dallas Chamber Symphony Debuts Film Score Series November 13, 2012 at City Performance Hall

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PRESS RELEASE: Dallas Chamber Symphony Debuts Film Score Series Nov. 13, 2012 Harold Lloyd’s classic comedy, A Sailor-Made Man (1921) will be set to a live, orchestral accompaniment and newly-commissioned score by Brian Satterwhite. American composers John Adams, Michael Torke will also be featured at film score inaugural event.

DALLAS – (October 10, 2012) – The Dallas Chamber Symphony’s inaugural season continues with its debut Film Score Series on November 13, 2012 at the newly opened City Performance Hall in Dallas. This first-of-its-kind event series for North Texas and will be kicked off with the world-premiere performance of Brian Satterwhite’s DCS-commissioned score for Harold Lloyd’s 1921 classic silent film A Sailor-Made Man. The score will be performed live-to-film by some of the area’s finest musicians. Renowned Austin-based film composer Brian Satterwhite will be in attendance. “We are all very excited to introduce this truly unique fine arts experience to Dallas, and the City Performance Hall is acoustically and technically the ideal location to host a live-to-film musical performance,” says Richard McKay, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Dallas Chamber Symphony. “The audience will be equally impressed with our musicians as we will feature an intimate ensemble of some of the Chamber Symphony’s finest players. Our musicians will shine as they perform one of our boldest and most innovative programs of the season.”

The debut film score program begins with the contemporary and virtuosic music of American composer, John Adams, in his frenetic and entertaining Chamber Symphony. Next, Michael Torke’s Adjustable Wrench will be featured as a stellar example of the procedural, yet evocative cinematic sounds of American minimalist music. These pieces, when paired with Brian Satterwhite’s newly completed score for A Sailor-Made Man, provide a diversified and fascinating appraisal of three modern American composers and their interpretively diverse programmatic palettes.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201). It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with an informal pre-concert conversation with Guest-Film-Composer, Brian Satterwhite. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $29-$54 each. Season subscriptions are also available. For event information or to purchase tickets visit www.dallaschambersymphony.org or call (214) 880-0202. Tickets may also be purchased in the City Performance Hall lobby the evening of the concert starting at 6 p.m. Students with a valid school ID may purchase tickets for $15 at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. Chaperones can get one free ticket for elementary and middle school students per regular adult admission purchase.

ABOUT DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY Launched in September 2012, the Dallas Chamber Symphony is the newest and most exciting professional performance ensemble in North Texas. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, it is comprised of close to 40 of the finest musicians in the Metroplex, all dedicated to building a chamber orchestra that performs a distinctive balance of programs that include underrepresented and standard repertory, as well as high-quality concerts of contemporary music, staged works, and pieces with extra-musical elements, such as film, actors, dancers, and narrators. The DCS performs at the world-class, state-of-the-art Dallas City Performance Hall in the flourishing Dallas Arts District. The DCS also provides educational and community programming, including an International Piano Competition, and free pre-concert conversations. For more information, visit www.DallasChamberSymphony.org. For More Information: Elizabeth Peichel 214-336-8344 epeichel@dcsymphony.org.

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