October 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Metropolis
Movie In Concert

Moody Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
The DCS opens its season with a movie in concert: Fritz Lang’s classic science fiction drama, Metropolis. Experience one of cinema’s most captivating and influential masterpieces as the orchestra performs Brian Satterwhite’s brilliant soundtrack live to the action on screen. The orchestra will screen Giorgio Moroder’s remastered and truncated version of the film (1984), which is suitable for audiences of all ages.
$29-54, reserved seats

Program

Main event starts at 7:30 p.m.
Richard McKay conducts
Screening of Fritz Lang's Film
Metropolis (1927)

This influential German science-fiction film presents a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.

Program duration:

85 minutes

$29-54, reserved seats

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About the Artists

Richard McKay, music & artistic director

Richard McKay is a conductor of the symphonic and operatic repertory across the United States, Europe and South America. An established leader in the vibrant Dallas arts community, his recent performances have been hailed by critics as “spellbinding,” “finely paced,” and “perfectly shaped” (D Magazine and The Dallas Morning News).

McKay has worked with the Baltimore Symphony and Dallas Symphony, where he has assisted conductors Günther Herbig, Carlos Kalmar, Jaap van Zweden, and many others. He has led performances at the Aspen Music Festival where he was a fellowship conductor at the American Academy of Conducting. McKay has also conducted the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Irving Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Mendoza Symphony, Estonian National Youth Symphony, and others. Other program highlights have included successful collaborations with Texas Ballet Theater and Bruce Wood Dance.

McKay holds a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory where he trained with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop while serving as assistant conductor and chorus master of the Peabody Orchestras and Opera. He graduated with a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from The University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted performances at the Butler Opera Center and served as Music Director of the University Orchestra.

Brian Satterwhite, composer

Brian Satterwhite is a professional film composer based in Austin, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Music with dual majors in Film Scoring and Composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Brian’s music has been featured in over one hundred and seventy-five short and feature films including The Summoned (2022), Match Me If You Can (2022), The Next Kill (2018), The Lone Ranger (2013), Sushi: The Global Catch (2012), Man On A Mission (2012), Artois The Goat (2009) and the award-winning IMAX™ film Ride Around The World (2006). Brian’s many accolades include twelve gold medals and four silver medals from the Park City Film Music Festival. Brian has composed a handful of scores for silent films performed by the Dallas Chamber Symphony including Metropolis (1927), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), the Buster Keaton short film The Scarecrow (1920), and the Harold Lloyd feature A Sailor-Made Man (1921) which was a finalist for a Jerry Goldsmith Award in 2013. In addition to composing, Brian is a highly regarded film music journalist who pens soundtrack album linter notes for several major labels and is currently working on his first book titled “The Music of Friday the 13th” published by BearManor Media.
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