Dallas Chamber Symphony Opens Season With UnSilent Film And World Premiere
The Dallas Chamber Symphony will open its season with Buster Keaton's groundbreaking 1923 comedy, Our Hospitality, a classic which helped pave the way for cinematic comedy - merging the physical gags Buster Keaton became famous for with a dramatic storyline. Known for its attention to period detail, Roger Ebert proclaimed the film Keaton's first masterpiece. Our Hospitality, directed by Buster Keaton and John G. Blystone, is 74 minutes in length and appropriate for all audiences. The live orchestra, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, will bring this tale of star-crossed lovers and family feud to life with the world premiere of a score by Scott Glasgow, who will also be in attendance.
The award-winning composer, Scott Glasgow, has composed music for over 25 films including The Ninth Passenger, Marvel's Captain America - Civil War, Poker Night, and Taking Chances. His soundtrack for The Curse of the Sleeping Beauty won the 2016 Hollywood Music in Media Award in the category of "best music in an independent movie." In 2011, Glasgow was nominated twice by the International Film Music Critics Association and the Golden Spirit Award for Best Comedy Score Album for the feature Lo. A few years later, Glasgow was voted the "Breakout Composer of the Year" in 2014 by Examiner.com and has received many additional accolades throughout the film scoring industry.
"We are excited to start our new season with a fun and entertaining performance," says McKay. "The world premiere of Glasgow's score to Our Hospitality will have the audience engaged and laughing from beginning to end."
Dallas Chamber Symphony's "Our Hospitality" in concert, conducted by Richard McKay and featuring the world premiere of an original score by Scott Glasgow who will also be in attendance, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8:00 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. Tickets are $25-$54 each. Season tickets, subscription packages, and student and senior discounts available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling (214) 449-1294, or in the lobby the night of the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
About Dallas Chamber Symphony
Presenting a full season of subscription concerts at Moody Performance Hall, the DCS offers audiences the Dallas International Piano Competition, the Sight of Sound Film Fest, TechNotes Youth Education, DCS Live! Outreach concerts, and its popular UnSilent Film Series. Building on early accolades ("Best Show," Modern Luxury magazine, 2015; "Best of Big D 2014," D Magazine), the Dallas Chamber Symphony (dcsymphony.org) is one of the most exciting and innovative professional performance ensembles in North Texas. Founded and led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, the orchestra is comprised of 40 professional musicians who dedicate themselves to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire for chamber orchestra.
For every hour of traditional concert programming, the DCS provides 10+ hours of community engagement and education beyond the concert hall, through its versatile, flexible, and caring cadre of professional outreach musicians. Community programs provide musical uplift and cultural enrichment through vibrant collaborative partnerships. Recognized for its exceptional service to the city and citizens of Dallas, the DCS is one of the youngest groups supported by The City of Dallas - Office of Cultural Affairs' Cultural Organizations Program.