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Finishing off its 2018/19 season, the Dallas Chamber Symphony, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, will perform its final two concerts of the season. The “Appalachian Spring” concert will be held on Saturday, March 23 featuring an UnSilent Film Score, world premiere, and Pulitzer Prize-winning score. Beethoven’s triumphant Symphony No. 5 will end the season on Tuesday, April 30th with additional works by Korngold and Liszt.

 

 “Appalachian Spring”

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

 An entertaining evening awaits with Copland’s original suite from his Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring ballet, commissioned by choreographer and dancer Martha Graham in 1944. The work’s Shaker influence and wide open harmonies have made it a beloved and worthy staple of the American chamber repertoire. By popular demand, the DCS will reprise Harold Lloyd’s delightful romantic comedy, Bumping Into Broadway, screened to the orchestra’s live performance of an original score it commissioned from award-winning Rolfe Kent, whose film credits include Sideways and Up In the Air amongst over 50 other notable movies. DCS also presents a world premiere written by Dallas resident Kim Osberg (in photo). An emerging local composer and alum of Indiana University, she recently premiered an original opera picked up by New Voices Opera.

Web site: https://www.dcsymphony.org/concert-tickets/season-schedule/appalachian-spring/

Dallas Chamber Symphony’s “Appalachian Spring” concert, conducted by Richard McKay, will be held on Saturday, March 23rd 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.

 

“Beethoven 5”

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

The DCS’s season finale concert is an exploration of musical transformations, beginning with Korngold’s final work, his unabashedly cinematic Theme and Variations. Hsin-Hao Yang, winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2018, joins the orchestra on Liszt’s formidable First Piano Concerto – an architectural marvel that exudes flair and expressivity. The season closes with Beethoven’s triumphant Symphony No. 5.

Web Site: https://www.dcsymphony.org/concert-tickets/season-schedule/beethoven-5/

Dallas Chamber Symphony’s “Beethoven 5” concert, conducted by Richard McKay, will be held on Tuesday, April 30 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 Rolfe Kent, composer

Unexpected texture, sounds and a signature musical personality are the hallmarks of British film composer Rolfe Kent, who has scored more than 50 films, including Academy Award nominated Up in the Air, for which he won a Golden Satellite Award, and Sideways, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards in 2007. Kent also composed the Emmy-nominated main title theme for the Showtime hit, Dexter. In 2012, he received the Richard Kirk award for career achievement. Kent’s original score of Bumping into Broadway starring Harold Lloyd was commissioned by the Dallas Chamber Symphony in 2014.

About Kim Osberg, composer

Dallas-based Kim Osberg is an accomplished emerging composer who has already written an original opera as an undergraduate at Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) which was recently picked up and performed by the New Voices Opera. She received her Master’s degree at Indiana University where she focused her studies in interdisciplinary collaborations with theater, dance, drama, and film. She has attended numerous prestigious festivals as a guest- or fellowship-composer, as well as composer-in-residence. She continues composing music, and several large-scale works are premiering this season throughout the United States, Vietnam, and Japan.

About Hsin-Hao Yang

A native of Taiwan, Hsin-Hao Yang started piano at the age of 7 and has since won numerous awards including the first prize of Dallas International Piano Competition, CSUF’s annual concerto competition, and Taiwan’s National Music Competition in 2009, 2011 and 2016. He also participated in the 2011 International Youth Piano Festival in Taiwan, the 2013 Interharmony Music Festival in Italy and the 2016 Music@Menlo Festival in San Francisco. Hsin-Hao was a student of Pei-Chun Liao and Grace Chung, and has been instructed in master classes by Artemis Yen, Chun-Chieh Yen, Tai-Cheng Chen, and Vitali Berzon. Hsin-Hao is currently studying under Ning An’s instruction in California State University Fullerton.

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. 

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