Dallas Chamber Symphony Continues Film Score Series Feb. 17th with Bumping Into Broadway and New Score by Golden Globe Nominee Rolfe Kent.

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DCS performance will also feature Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Music for Small Orchestra. The Symphony is pleased to welcome Rolfe Kent to Dallas, film composer for "Legally Blonde", "Sideways", and "Up in the Air". http://www.dallaschambersymphony.org

The Dallas Chamber Symphony’s 2014-2015 season continues with a concert on February 17th, 2015 that will feature a new score for "Bumping Into Broadway"(1919) by highly-prolific film composer Rolfe Kent. The boy-meets-girl silent comedy features Harold Lloyd’s famous “glasses” character and is widely regarded as one of his strongest romantic comedies ever made. Tickets are available at http://www.dallaschambersymphony.com

Rolfe Kent is a U.K.-based film composer who has scored more than 50 films, including Academy Award-nominated "Up In The Air" (for which he won a Golden Satellite award), "Sideways" (for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe and received a Critics Choice Award), "Young Adult," "Charlie St. Could," "About Schmidt," "Mean Girls," "Legally Blond" and "Legally Blond II," "Wedding Crashers," "The Matador," "Reign Over Me," "The Hunting Party," "The Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past," and "Thank You For Not Smoking." 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.

The evening’s program also features Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite (original ballet suite for 13 instruments) and Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Music for Small Orchestra.

The Dallas Chamber Symphony is pleased to welcome Jun Iwasaki as guest-concertmaster for the evening. Mr. Iwasaki maintains a strong local following, while also serving as concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony. Iwaskai is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music’s prestigious Concertmaster Academy, and has been hailed for his combination of dazzling technique and lyrical musicianship. In a review of Iwasaki’s performance at the Mimir Chamber Music Festival, the Fort Worth Star Telegram called him “the magician of the evening. He could reach into his violin and pull out bouquets of sound, then reach behind your ear and touch your soul.”

The concert will be held on Tuesday, February 17th at City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201). It will begin at 8:00 p.m. Individual tickets are available for $19-$44 each. For event information or to purchase tickets, visit dallaschambersymphony.org or call (214) 449-1294. Tickets may also be purchased in the City Performance Hall lobby the evening of the concert starting at 6:30 p.m.

Named Best of Big D 2014 by D Magazine, and Best Classical Music Addition 2013 by the Dallas Observer, the Dallas Chamber Symphony is one of the most exciting and innovative professional performance ensembles in North Texas. Founded and led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, it is comprised of 40 musicians, all dedicated to performing a balance of programs that include underrepresented and standard chamber repertory, contemporary music, staged works, and pieces with extra-musical elements, such as film, actors and dancers.

The DCS performs at the gorgeous new City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District, and provides educational and community programming, including an annual International Piano Competition at SMU, field-trip concerts for area youth, and Sight of Sound, an annual International Film Competition. For more information, visit http://www.DallasChamberSymphony.org.

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