Dallas Chamber Symphony sets the mood for Valentine’s Day with a musical evening of romance on Tuesday, February 11th at Moody Performance Hall. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, the “Tchaikovsky Serenade” concert is comprised of three elegant and beautiful pieces. Samuel Barber’s Serenade Op. 1, written at the age of 18, is mature, sophisticated in harmony, and rarely performed. Goyana Sketches, written by Franz Waxman, a winner of two Oscars and a Golden Globe Award, will feature acclaimed pianist Kyle Orth, a Texas Christian University graduate and winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition. Finishing the evening is Tchaikovsky’s beloved Serenade for Strings, a staple of the chamber repertoire and one of the composer’s most popular works.
Hailed as “spine-tingling” (Fort Worth Star Telegram) and “breathtaking” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Kyle Orth is a pianist of unusual virtuosity and artistic sensitivity. Having concertized across the United States, Israel, and Mexico, Mr. Orth is widely recognized as a captivating soloist and chamber musician. A distinguished competitor, Mr. Orth holds over twenty first-place wins in local, national, and international music competitions including the Dallas International Piano Competition. He has studied and performed across the globe in numerous prestigious festivals and was a member of the Caspian Quartet, a competitively selected honors ensemble at the New England Conservatory. As an advocate for promoting music education in public schools, he was invited to perform on numerous occasions for the Van Cliburn Foundation’s Musical Awakenings® Program.
Raised in Richardson, Texas, Mr. Orth completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University (TCU) as a full-tuition scholarship student of John Owings. At TCU he was a recipient of several music and academic awards, including the School of Music’s Nordan Young Artist Award. He completed his graduate degree at the New England Conservatory (NEC), where he is continuing his studies with Wha Kyung Byun in the highly selective DMA program. Apart from his classical music studies, Mr. Orth enjoys hiking, reading, and music composition. He is active in the Jewish community and served for three years as President of Hillel at TCU. For further information about Mr. Orth, please click here or visit www.kyleorth.com.
The Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS) is a professional orchestra and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that exists to engage community audiences and enrich people’s lives by sharing in the discovery, creation, exploration, and enjoyment of great music. The ensemble serves over 54,000 annually through its critically acclaimed educational outreach programs, and subscription season presented at Moody Performance Hall in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Led by artistic director and conductor Richard McKay, the DCS is a cornerstone of the performing arts community, known for world-class performers, imaginatively curated concert programs, and groundbreaking multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Dallas Chamber Symphony’s “Tchaikovsky Serenade” concert, conducted by Richard McKay, will be held on Tuesday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. at Moody Performance Hall located at 2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The concert runtime is 90 minutes. Tickets are $24-$54 each. Season tickets, subscription packages, and student and senior discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.dcsymphony.org, by calling (214) 449-1294, or in the lobby the night of the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.