• Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  Interviews,  Movies/Entertainment,  Video Interviews

    Video Interview…Richard Kaufman Conducts Hollywood Classics for The Dallas Symphony

    Over the years, we’ve made acquaintances with all manner of filmic and musical personalities. While feigning journalistic pursuits, we at GoSeeTalk are really just a bunch of fan boys. As such, interviews are probably the most rewarding part of running the site. While getting to meet someone who has a hand in the film business is one thing, repeated contact with anyone we’ve bee lucky enough to meet (so much so that you could almost equate it to friendship) is continually rewarding. All that said, we are just thrilled any time we get to chat with Richard Kaufman. The man has led an incredible life when it comes to film,…

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    Christmas Pops with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Couldn’t Be Jollier

    Life is all about experiences, and there are very few things that can rival the thrill of live music. For 25 years, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has been putting on incredible shows and performances. This time of year, their Christmas Pops series can put even the most grumpy cat in the mood for jingle jangle holiday festivities. The world-renowned Meyerson Symphony Center, replete with its one-of-a-kind of acoustics, and incredible light display, offer patrons a visual journey as fascinating and vibrant as the auditory one. The playlist for this event (click here to view the full set list) has a plethora of old time Christmas favorites, and a good number of modern musical…

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  Editorials,  Features,  Movies/Entertainment

    Hollywood Hits and The Music of John Williams with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra

    The glamour and excitement of Tinseltown come alive when the DSO presents famous movie soundtracks from films like Star Wars, Jaws, Goldfinger, Silverado, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Take your seat for the best in entertainment with music that ignites the senses in sonic splendor only heard at the Meyerson Symphony Center. But before the lights go down on the evenings of June 6-8, here’s a little glimpse of what to expect from the world-renowned Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The following text is from the essay we contributed to the playbill for this Pops concert. The Hollywood Golden era was a wondrous time in cinema history. The period between the…

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    Video Interview…Richard Kaufman Conducts ‘Wicked Divas’ with The Dallas Symphony

    In advance of the Pops series “Wicked Divas” at the Dallas Symphony, which runs May 31-June 2, 2013, we sat with Pops Conductor Laureate Richard Kaufman to get an idea of what to expect from the upcoming perfomance. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center will be putting on a tribute to Broadway diva showstoppers. Richard Kaufman is set to conduct the symphony as Broadway players Julia Murney and Emily Rozek will, in a way, be reprising their roles and singing various selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. This concert brings the 2012-2013 DSO Pops season to a close with hits from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and more. The last time we…

  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  Movies/Entertainment

    Dallas Symphony Presents Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis & The News in July

    Taking a breather from movie news and trailers, we have word on something extraordinary happening in Dallas next month. The Dallas Symphony will be holding a very special engagement with two legendary musicians. On Friday July 20, 2012 the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center will have Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis & The News share top billing for a one-night-only, can’t miss show. Joe Cocker is one of the most popular artists in the world, known for his bluesy, rhythmic style, gritty vocals and eccentric stage presence. Combining soul and R&B with rock and power ballads, Joe Cocker creates an inimitable style instantly recognized and celebrated. America fell in love…

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    Michael Giacchino – Live At The Meyerson Symphony Center

    Oscar-winning film composer Michael Giacchino has won hearts around the world with his themes to Up, Star Trek, Lost among many others. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra invited Michael to conduct a retrospective concert this past weekend and it was an experience to say the least. His already thrilling music became even more vibrant as it echoed off every surface in the majestic hall of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. That plus the amazing contributions from the University of Texas at Arlington Festival choir helped make the themes you thought you knew and loved even more colorful on the evenings of May 18th – 20th. The air in the symphony hall before Michael…

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    Exclusive: Video Interview…Film Composer Michael Giacchino

    To close out their Masters of Film Music series, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has invited Oscar-winning film composer Michael Giacchino (pronounced “Juh-keen-oh“) to conduct a retrospective concert from May 18th – 20th. The set list, which he’s calling Stories of Islands, Balloons and Space, will include a number of his most popular and well-loved themes/music including Lost, Up, Star Trek, Super 8 and Ratatoulie. While he’s garnered plenty of acclaim and accolades this will be one of the few time he’s ever conducted his work. But before he takes the stage for his 3 night engagement (the first time that an orchestra in the United States has performed a complete range of his work), he agreed to meet with G-S-T for an exclusive interview. Join…

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    Exclusive: Interview…Film Composer Michael Giacchino

    This week, Oscar-winning film composer Michael Giacchino (Star Trek, Super 8, Up, The Incredibles) will hold an exclusive 3 night engagement with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The retrospective concert experience will feature a set list of Giacchino’s finest works with an added bonus; Michael himself will be conducting his well-loved themes at the Meyerson Symphony Center from May 18th – 20th. In a very fun and informative interview from his office at Pixar, Go,See,Talk got to speak with Michael to discuss his influences, his passion, his process and how he weaves his musical magic. 20 minutes is nowhere near long enough to spend with this gifted musician (honestly I have pages of things I wanted to ask him), so before our on-camera session with him…

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    Dallas Symphony Hosts “The Masters of Film Music” w/ Michael Giacchino

    Oscar-winner, Pixar golden boy and creator of some of the catchiest and most memorable tunes in recent years, Michael Giacchino’s musical genius knows no bounds. His exciting, weighty and frenetic themes have been the unseen heart and soul in stories great and small, from video games and TV shows all the way up to big budget animated films and blockbusters. If you were emotionally invested in any Pixar, Bad Robot or other adventure/sci-fi production in the last decade, you were no doubt under the spell of maestro Michael Giacchino. This week, acclaimed film composer Michael Giacchino will hold an exclusive 3 night engagement with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The retrospective concert experience will feature a set list of…

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    ‘Casablanca’ – Live At The Meyerson Symphony Center

    For many people around the world, Casablaca is more than just a film. It sits near the top of countless Top 10 lists and you could use a multitude of positive superlatives to describe this iconic and classic film. Actually, you might be hard pressed to find a source that doesn’t talk about it without the utmost praise. This time-tested story about the events in that small corner of the world are way more than the sum of the parts. On the evenings of April 5th – 7th, the Dallas Symphony Pops Series held a special presentation of Casablanca which featured Max Steiner’s original orchestral score playing alongside the film. If…

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    Video Interview…Conductor Richard Kaufman On ‘Casablanca’ With The Dallas Symphony

    One of the most beloved films of all time, there’s something in Casablanca for literally everyone. Action, romance, drama, gripping plot, timeless themes, fantastic acting, sweeping music, etc, etc. yes, there’s a reason why this film has endured for decades. Yet one element lives on perhaps even grander that the story, its plot or characters; Max Steiner’s musical score. Equally as iconic as the film itself, hum a few bars of his “As Time Goes By” infused theme and you can easily recall countless scenes from this classic gem. As great as it is though, there’s only so much you can get from Max Steiner’s score watching the film. To get the full impact…

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    Exclusive: Video Interview…Film Composer James Newton Howard

    Oscar-nominated film composer James Newton Howard was invited to Dallas to perform some of his favorite and well known cinematic themes as the first performance kicking-off the 2012 Masters of Film Music series with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. But before he conducted his fantastic live retrospective concert, he agreed to meet with G-S-T for an exclusive interview. Due to Mr. Howard’s hectic schedule we had to break our session with him into two parts. As you’ll see and hear in the video, he was extremely down to earth and answered a wealth of questions. We discussed a wide range of topics from his roots, his inspiration/motivation, his process and more. Enjoy this insightful sit down with…