Sun Rises on a Fifth Season at the Dallas Chamber Symphony

SUNRISE (1927) poster


The Dallas Chamber Symphony will launch its 2016-'17 concert season – its fifth – Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Dallas City Performance Hall. The season boasts a variety of musical experiences, including two world premieres, its first-ever simulcast at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas and renewed collaborations with Video Association of Dallas and Bruce Wood Dance Project.

“The Dallas Chamber Symphony has made extraordinary strides in the past several years, and is looking forward to a bright future as everyone we continue to enhance, refine and extend our artistic offerings,” said Richard McKay, conductor and artistic director of the DCS. “We expect DCS’ upcoming performances to delight audiences and continue to enrich the downtown Dallas arts scene.”


2016-'17 Season Schedule


UnSilent Film: SUNRISE (1927)

8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18

Dallas City Performance Hall

F.W. Murnau’s classic drama is screened in concert by the Dallas Chamber Symphony at Dallas City Performance Hall, Oct. 18 at VideoFest 29, and performs the world-premiere of a new DCS-commissioned musical score by Joe Kraemer. Kraemer’s credits include JACK REACHER and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION.

A free simulcast of the event will be presented at Klyde Warren Park. This event is made possible by the Jean Baptiste (Tad) Adoue III Fund of The Dallas Foundation.


Transfigured Night

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15

Dallas City Performance Hall


Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings

Howard Hanson: Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings, featuring Margaret Fisher on flute

Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik, featuring Jack Unzicker on double bass

Arnold Schoenberg: Transfigured Night



UnSilent Film: THE KID: Starring Charlie Chaplin

8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21

Dallas City Performance Hall


Ingram Marshall: Fog Tropes

Kevin Puts: Seven Seascapes

UnSilent Film: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (world premiere film score)


Dallas International Piano Competition

March 15 – 18, 2017

Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center

Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University

The jury will include Enrico Elisi, Ning An and Angela Change. Visiting faculty will include Boris Slutsky.


Concert Variations

8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dallas City Performance Hall


Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones concertantes

Franz Liszt: Totentanz, featuring Kenny Broberg, winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2016

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor


Plans for Sight of Sound 2017 also have been announced. The call for filmmakers’ entries is open now and the deadline is May 1, 2017, at Finalist films will be screened in concert, next season. Top selections from 2015 and 2016 are scheduled to be aired on KERA-TV’s Frame of Mind, at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.


Tickets & Subscriptions

Full-season subscriptions are available starting at $87. Single tickets are available for purchase online at or by phone at 214-449-1294.

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