Sight of Sound 2016 Announces Finalists for Concert Screening


Third Annual Sight of Sound Film & Music Event, South Korean Pianist Saetbyeol Kim Conclude Dallas Chamber Symphony’s 2015-16 Season

Dallas Chamber Symphony announces results for Sight of Sound 2016, and brings a full orchestra to the stage to close out its 2015-16 concert season. On April 19th, 2016, the Orchestra’s season finale will feature a variety of short, finalist films from the orchestra’s Sight of Sound International Film & Music contest. The program challenges independent filmmakers to create films for pairing with the orchestra’s live performances. The most outstanding film submissions are selected by a professional jury of local, professional filmmakers and professors of film, in March and are screened in concert with the orchestra performing live-to-film.

Filmmakers whose films are screened are eligible to win a $500 Audience Favorite Award (selected by audience members via text during intermission), as well as a $500 Best Picture Award, decided by the jury. Awards will be announced from the stage immediately following intermission.

Finalist films being screened in concert are listed below:

Film: Bloom, Directed by Margaret To

Music by Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffman, Barcarolle

Film: Time Crunch, Directed by H. Paul Moon

Music by Jordan Kuspa: Time Crunch

Film Experiment, Directed by Lili Gu

Music by Edvard Grieg: Heart Wounds

Film: Teddy’s Bear, Directed by Caitlin Brown

Music by Léo Delibes: Sylvia, Pizzicato

Film: Food Fight, Directed by Aparna Hegde

Music by Léo Delibes: Sylvia, Pizzicato

Film: Red-Green, Directed by Jade Small

Music by Debussy: Clair de lune

Film Routine (reversed), Directed by Jabari Canada

Music by Jacques Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffman, Barcarolle

Film: Zero Sum, Directed by Rebecca Shenfeld

Music by Jules Massenet: Thaïs, Meditation

More about Sight of Sound

Sight of Sound to some concertgoers may seem reminiscent of Disney’s FANTASIA. Films are silent, and each must align strictly to an exact performance of a composer’s original musical score. Filmmakers may choose from pre-selected repertoire, or choose their own. For more information, visit This year, Sight of Sound received over 70 entries from local, national and international filmmakers.

Saetbyeol Kim Performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1
After intermission, the orchestra will welcome South Korean pianist Saetbyeol Kim to the stage. Winner of the Dallas International Piano Competition 2015, Kim’s performances throughout three grueling live rounds held at the Meadows School of the Arts won her top prize over a field of 73 competitors. Over the course of the competition, Kim demonstrated not only her technical skill, but also her versatility across a full program of concerto and solo recital repertoire.


The performance will be held on Tuesday, April 19, at Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas, Texas 75201) at 8:00 p.m. Reserved seating, individual tickets are available for $19-$44 each, $15 for students and seniors save 25 percent. Discounted subscription packages are available online or by phone at (214) 449-1294. Walk-up tickets are available in the lobby.

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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. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, it is comprised of 40 musicians, all dedicated to performing a balance of programs that include unperformed and standard chamber repertory, contemporary music, staged works, and pieces with extra-musical elements, such as film and dance.
The DCS performs at the gorgeous new City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District, and provides educational and community programs which include the Dallas International Piano Competition ( at SMU, TechNotes music education and field-trip concerts for area youth, and Sight of Sound, a film and music event with international reach. For more information, visit

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For More Information:
Kelly Kitchens
214-449-1294 x 104

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