Dallas Chamber Symphony presents Buster Keaton’s The General
The Dallas Chamber Symphony will debut a new score live-to-film at its season opener. 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, perhaps Buster Keaton’s best-known film, 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.