DALLAS – Join the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center when celebrated film composer George Fenton returns to Dallas to conduct the newest of his documentary concerts, Frozen Planet in Concert, live with the DSO.
Featuring stunning music and film imagery, the concert combines live orchestral music by the DSO with spectacular HD images of the frozen wilderness and extraordinary creatures of Earth’s polar regions as from the landmark BBC/Discovery Channel television series, Frozen Planet.
“It was a dizzying immersion into a glorious twist-up of nature, cinematography and music,” writes Mary McNamara of The Los Angeles Times. “The audience was free to experience the film as pure visual and audio art, to hear how the airy arc of melody swooped with as much wild grandeur as the swirling ice of the Arctic.”
Best known for his work in film and television, George Fenton is one of the UK’s most successful composers, writing scores for over 100 films and collaborating with some of the most influential filmmakers. In 1990 he composed the score for the BBC Natural History series, Trials of Life, his first collaboration with Alastair Fothergill and the start of a creative relationship that has spanned over 20 years culminating in the Earth Trilogy: The Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet. Alongside his work in natural history Fenton has continued to compose for theatre and film. Recent projects include the soundtrack for Ken Loach’s latest film The Angels’ Share which won the Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the music for John Hodge’s acclaimed new play The Collaborators which premiered at the National Theatre, London last year.
• What: Frozen Planet in Concert with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
• When: 8 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1
• Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Dallas.
• Purchase: Current ticket prices start at $21. For more information, visit DallasSymphony.com or call 214-692-0203.