Dallas Chamber Symphony To Premiere New Silent Film Score For Season Opener

Film Composer Douglas Pipes


The Dallas Chamber Symphony will debut a new score live-to-film at its season opener at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Moody Performance Hall. The commission is composer Douglas Pipes’ second for the Dallas Chamber Symphony since his debut writing a score in 2014 to for Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER in 2014.

THE GENERAL is perhaps Buster Keaton’s best-known films, is inspired by a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War, as adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film stars Keaton, who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman. The film will be screened with live orchestral accompaniment and without an intermission.

The performance will be Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Moody Performance Hall (formerly Dallas City Performance Hall) at 2520 Flora St., Dallas, Texas 75201 at 8 p.m. 

Individual tickets are available for $25-$54 each, $15 for students, and seniors save 25 percent. Discounted subscription packages are available online, or by phone at (214) 449-1294.


About film composer Douglas Pipes

Douglas 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.

Douglas’ awards include Best Original Score for a Comedy Film from the International Film Music Critics Association 2015, Compositor Revalacion at the 3rd International Film Music Conference in Ubeda, Spain, and Best Animation at Royal Television Society in the United Kingdom. Nominations include Discovery of the Year at the 2006 World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium; Best Music at the 2007 Saturn Awards, Los Angeles; Best Horror Score and Best New Composer from the International Film Music Critics Association (2006 and 2010); and 2010 GoldSpirit Award for Best Horror Thriller at the International Film Music Festival in Ubeda, Spain.

Douglas’ recent projects include an upcoming Netflix Original Movie THE BABYSITTER, directed by McG.

Douglas received his Bachelor of Music in Composition from California State University Northridge, studied composition and orchestration at Kingston University in London, electro-acoustic music creation at IRCAM in Paris, and film scoring at UCLA.

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