DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Chamber Symphony launched in September. The Symphony, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, is comprised of nearly 40 of the finest musicians in the Metroplex.
For the past year they have been planning new and different concerts to bring to Dallas audiences, including film score concert series which premieres Tuesday night at the Dallas City Performance Hall.
The Symphony will perform a score to Harold Lloyd’s 1921 silent film ‘A Sailor-Made Man.’
Conductor and Artistic Direct Richard McKay shared why he chose silent movies. “Chamber orchestras in other parts of the country like New York and Los Angeles are doing these but in Dallas we didn’t see anyone taking these silent movies which are public domain and easy to license and are commissioning these new scores for these works.”
Film composer Brian Satterwhite composed the score and shared the difficulty in the composition. “A chamber symphony is a very unique ensemble, it’s not like a 75 piece orchestra. It’s a beast unto itself and because each instrument is exposed. Everything that you write is heard and resonates in that hall and so it’s a lot more delicate, I guess a surgical type of composition.”
The event will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at City Performance Hall. It will begin at 6:30 with an informal pre-concert conversation with Guest-Film-Composer, Brian Satterwhite. The concert will begin at 7:30pm.
For more information, check out their website at dallaschambersymphony.org.