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Dallas Chamber Symphony’s season debuts Oct. 17 with new score for THE GENERAL

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The Dallas Chamber Symphony will debut a new score live-to-film at its season opener at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Moody Performance Hall in Dallas. The commission is composer Douglas Pipes’ second for DCS since his debut writing a score in 2014 for Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER.

Silent film THE GENERAL (1926) is perhaps one of Buster Keaton’s best-known works, and it was 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; it will screen with live orchestral accompaniment and without an intermission.
 
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The performance will be at Moody – formerly Dallas City Performance Hall – at 2520 Flora St. 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.

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.
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