A Night of Music and Silent Film Awaits with Dallas Chamber Symphony
Dallas Chamber Symphony to perform world premiere by film composer Alain Mayrand to screening of silent movie, “The Wind.”
The Dallas Chamber Symphony, led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, continues its award-winning UnSilent Film Series with a premiere of a score by Canadian composer Alain Mayrand to concert screening of Victor Sjöström’s The Wind, a 1928 silent romantic drama starring Lillian Gish. “The Wind” movie and concert will be held on Saturday, November 23, at 8:00 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall. Alain Mayrand will be in attendance at the premiere.
The Wind was the last silent film to be released by the studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The story, set primarily in Sweetwater, Texas during the dust bowl, is a dark tale of perseverance through the harsh realities of frontier life. The film stars Lillian Gish, who unlike many actors, successfully transitioned to “talkies,” establishing a career that would span over 75 years (1912-1987), and earn her the title “First Lady of the American Cinema.”
Composer Alain Mayrand is a multi-instrumentalist, playing the piano, cello, flute, classical and electric guitar, as well as a highly trained composer with a level of skill and broad musical experience that gives him a versatile musical voice perfectly at home in the world of films. He has tackled successfully numerous genres including animation and fantasy (The Legend of Silk Boy), drama (No Letting Go, Primary), coming-of-age (Frog) action (Numb, Evil Feed) and horror (Comforting Skin).
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Web site: https://www.dcsymphony.org/the-wind/
Dallas Chamber Symphony’s “The Wind” movie in concert, conducted by Richard McKay, featuring a DCS-commissioned score by Alain Mayrand, will be held on Saturday, November 23, 8:00 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The concert run time is 90 minutes. Tickets are $19-$54 each. Season tickets, subscription packages, and student and senior discounts are 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
The Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS) is a professional orchestra and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to engage community audiences and enrich people’s lives by sharing in the discovery, creation, exploration, and enjoyment of great music. The ensemble serves over 54,000 annually through its critically acclaimed educational outreach programs, and subscription season presented at Moody Performance Hall in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Led by artistic director and conductor Richard McKay, the DCS is a cornerstone of the performing arts community, known for world-class performers, imaginatively curated concert programs, and groundbreaking multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Dallas Chamber Symphony’s 2019/20 Season:
• Tuesday, October 22, “Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto 2”
Christopher Goodpasture, a prizewinner of the Dallas and Seattle International Piano Competitions, joins the orchestra on Saint-Saëns’ dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2. The program also features Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and Poulenc’s Sinfonietta.
• Saturday, November 23, “The Wind”
The orchestra continues its award-winning UnSilent Film Series with a premiere of a score by Canadian composer Alain Mayrand to concert screening of Victor Sjöström’s silent movie, The Wind starring Lilian Gish. Mayrand, whose film credits include Enders Game and Elysium, will be in attendance to visit with the audience members.
• Tuesday, February 11, “Tchaikovsky Serenade”
Tchaikovsky’s late-Romantic Serenade for Strings anchors this program, which also features Samuel Barber’s Serenade Op. 1, and Franz Waxman’s Goyana Sketches with pianist Kyle Orth.
• Tuesday, May 5, “Schumann”
For the final concert of the season, Dallas Chamber Symphony’s concertmaster violinist Kazuhiro Takagi and principal cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi solo with the DCS on Johannes Brahms’ formidable Double Concerto. The orchestra will also perform the overture to Mendelssohn’s popular A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.
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