“Dallas Needs Chamber Symphony” writes Jamie Laughlin of the Dallas Observer
Dallas Chamber Symphony performed a newly commissioned score by Austin-based film-composer Brian Satterwhite to a live screening of Robert Weine’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on February 26, 2013. The concert was the second film-score presentation of the season, and featured the Dallas Chamber Symphony string ensemble. In a review of the performance, Jamie Laughlin writes:
“At last night’s Dallas Chamber Symphony performance a film screen illuminated the front of City Performance Hall. One of cinema’s first haunts — The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, came alive again on its 93rd birthday. Below it, a tidy cluster of classical musicians plucked their strings, building suspense.”
“there, in that acoustically stunning performance hall, each squeal and knock resonated in time with the wobbly, askew film and its surreal cut-paper backdrop.”
“There were a lot of excited whispers and shoulder grabs as people stood up to leave. I rarely see crowds so invigorated after classical productions. Shows like this reinforce that I’m on board; I’ll see anything this group and its artistic director Richard McKay tries…I trust them, and I believe we need them.”
“Dallas…is beginning to take notice… If we want to keep classical music relevant, we need to fuse it naturally with our other passions…The Dallas Chamber Symphony is making that happen.” ~Jamie Laughlin, the Dallas Observer
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