Monday, October 30, 2017

Hear the Dallas Chamber Symphony on Nov. 7 at Moody Performance Hall

The Dallas Chamber Symphony will present Jesús Castro-Balbi, DCS principal cellist, and cello professor at Texas Christian University in an evening of music for classical chamber orchestra and strings. The performance begins at 8 p.m.

Haydn’s cello concerto written sometime between 1761 and 1765 during his earliest years with the Esterházy family and at the time he was composing his first symphonies, is noteworthy for its distinct baroque flavor. Lost for nearly two centuries before it was rediscovered in 1961, the work is regarded as a masterpiece and Haydn’s most successful in the genre.

The orchestra also will perform Gershwin’s “Lullaby” for strings, a popular early work whose material would reappear in his opera, “Blue Monday.” One of Shostakovich’s most enigmatic works, “Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a” will complete the program. At times nostalgic, political and autobiographical, this work illuminates the composer’s personal struggle with infirmity, war, violence and political expediency.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Dallas Video Fest Presents Alternative Fiction, A New Film Festival

A new film festival, Alternative Fiction, will begin on November 2nd and run through November 5th at the Angelika Film Center Dallas. This festival is a mix of narrative film, both shorts and features, and all kinds of television. There will be local films as well as films from all over the world.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

UTA MAVLAB One Act Plays 2017

The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Theatre Company presents MAVLAB One-Act Series. Come experience the inaugural season of innovative one-act plays that is MAVLAB! The series includes IVES’ LIVES by David Ives, directed by Associate Professor Dr. Dennis Maher, AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATHS OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams, directed by Senior Lecturer, Detra Payne and THIRST by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Maverick Theatre Company member, Samantha Wierick. Production dates and location are October 26 – 29 at 502 S. Cooper Street, The Studio Theatre, Room 137 of Fine Arts Building North. All MAVLAB productions are rated PG-13.

IVES’ LIVES will be presented on Oct. 26 and Oct. 28 at 8 pm. David Ives is one of the most successful playwrights today. He provides three whimsical and thought-provoking short plays featuring his trademark skill with language and quirky characters.

AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATHS OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams will be presented on Oct. 27 at 8 pm and Oct. 29 at 2:30 pm. Candy Delaney is a successful New Orleans interior decorator who is also a drag queen approaching "her" 35th birthday. On the rebound from a seventeen-year relationship, Candy has picked up a rough sailor, Karl, on whom she lavishes money in the hopes of finding and landing love again.

THIRST by Eugene O’Neill will be presented on Oct. 26, 27, and 28 at 8 pm and Oct. 29 at 2:30 pm. Three shipwreck victims struggle to survive in a small lifeboat surrounded by sharks. As a result of thirst their normal reality quickly turns to desperation and madness. THIRST shows just how far humans will go to survive.

Tickets are $10 for general public and $8 for students/senior citizens/UTA faculty & staff. For further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts box office at 817.272.2669.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dallas Chamber Symphony Season Opener, Tues. Oct. 17 at 8 pm

The Dallas Chamber Symphony will debut a new score live-to-film at its season opener at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas. The commission is composer Douglas Pipes’ second for DCS since his debut writing a score in 2014 for Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER.

THE GENERAL is perhaps one of Buster Keaton’s best-known works. The film stars Keaton, who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman; it will screen with live orchestral accompaniment and without an intermission.

The performance will be at Moody – formerly Dallas City Performance Hall. Ticketing and more information can be found on the event listing page.

Pipes is a film and television music composer based in Los Angeles, whose feature films include the Academy Award-nominated and Sony animated feature MONSTER HOUSE, the Warner Bros/Legendary Films cult hit TRICK ‘R TREAT, and the Legendary/Universal Pictures Christmas horror comedy KRAMPUS.