Review: Dallas Chamber Symphony Makes Good Showing

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By Scott Cantrell | Dallas Morning News

It’s good to report that the last concert of the [Dallas Chamber Symphony’s] 2018-19 season was genuinely enjoyable…

Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Theme and Variations, the Austrian-born composer’s last work, was a delightful opener…

The theme is dispensed in lush harmonies drawing on Korngold’s years as one of Hollywood’s busiest, and best, movie-music composers. Succeeding variations alternate between scurrying scherzos and more pensive music, with an aptly enthusiastic finale. McKay shaped the romantic music quite warmly and kept quicker sections on their toes.

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