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Our Hospitality

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

The DCS opens 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 Keaton became famous for with a dramatic storyline. Live orchestra brings this tale of star-crossed lovers and family feud to life with the world premiere of an original score by Scott Glasgow.

Souvenir de Florence

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

DCS’s second concert of the season sends you on a musical journey through Europe, beginning with Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, an early masterpiece comprised of six, short movements. The orchestra will also perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, featuring solos from Caleb Hudson on trumpet and Margaret Fischer on flute. Rounding out the evening is our virtuosic strings’ take on a memento from Tchaikovsky’s summer sojourn in Italy, his romantic Souvenir de Florence.

Piazzolla’s Four Seasons

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

Hanson’s hauntingly beautiful Fantasy Variations On a Theme of Youth opens the evening with lush harmonies for piano and strings. Platinum artist and award-winning violinist Chee-Yun brings the evocative sounds of the tango to life as she and the DCS perform Piazzolla’s ever-entertaining The Four Seasons. The evening concludes with Martin’s most important early work, his Petite symphonie concertante, which offers a quirky, modern take on baroque style, featuring double string orchestra, harp, piano and harpsichord.

Appalachian Spring

Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

An entertaining evening awaits you with Copland’s original Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring Suite, commissioned by choreographer and dancer Martha Graham in 1944. By popular demand, the DCS presents a reprise of Harold Lloyd’s delightful romantic comedy, Bumping Into Broadway, screened to the orchestra’s live performance of an original score it commissioned from Rolf Kent, whose film credits include Sideways and Up In the Air. DCS also presents a world-premiere written by Kim Osberg. An emerging local composer and alum of Indiana University, she recently premiered an original opera picked up by New Voices Opera.

Beethoven 5

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8:00 PM

Moody Performance Hall

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 exuding flair and expressivity. The season closes with Beethoven’s triumphant Symphony No. 5.

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