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March 12-15, 2015 Piano Concerto No. 1  The Dallas Symphony Orchestra premiere of Dobson’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Lucille Chung as the soloist.more»

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April 19, 2014 Dobson’s Armegeddon and Other Bedtime Stories performed by Dallas Orchestra musicians in Horchow Hall.more»

April 12-13, 2014 Avant Chamber Ballet presents Alice in Wonderland to Chase Dobson’s original score. more»

April 7th, 2013  Chase was showcased at the Final Four tournament on the Jumbo Tron in Dallas Cowboys stadium.

January 11, 2013  Avant Chamber Ballet and Fine Arts Chamber Players present Faces of the Sun in a matinee performance at the Dallas Museum of Art.

July 12, 2013  WRR Classical 101 presents Faces of the Sun on Nancy Brunson‘s show The Big One at 1:00.more»

June 5, 2013  KERA Art & Seek with Chase Dobson, David Cooper and Katie Puder more»

June 3, 2013 Chase Dobson and Friends present New Chamber 2013more»

May 14, 2013 Chase Dobson is named Composer In Residence at Avant Chamber Balletmore»

April 19, 2013 Chase’s Piano Concerto No. 1 world premiere! more»

February 16, 2013 From the Top Radio Show airs Piano Trio No 1  more»

January 4, 2013 From the Top Radio Show Taping  more»

Chase Dobson on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Calendar.

December 2012, Southern Methodist University Piano Preparatory Recital

December 2012, Booker T Washington High School Piano Recital

November 15 2012, BTW College Showcase Classical Recital more»

May 5 2012 Carnegie Hall Debut! more»

January 21 2012, Dallas Preview of the Carnegie Hall Concert

 

 

Chase Dobson’s Piano Concerto No. 1 “Homage to Jupiter” is scheduled in the Dallas Symphony’s 2014­-2015 season. The performances are on March 12th­­-15th of 2015. The internationally acclaimed concert pianist Lucille Chung is the soloist. Check the calendar at http://dallassymphony.com and buy tickets while you are there!Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
April 19th 2014 in Horchow Hall at 3:00 pm members of the Dallas Symphony will perform Chase Dobson’s string quartet Armageddon and other bedtime stories. This chamber work was composed during Chase’s summer at Tanglewood in 2013.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Avant Chamber Ballet presents Alice in Wonderland, a full-length ballet at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. This classic tale is brought to life by artistic director Katie Puder with 16 professional and 35 student dancers, and 9 great musicians playing composer in residence Chase Dobson’s original score. Tickets are available at http://EisemannCenter.com for shows April 12th at 3:00 and 8:00 pm, and Sunday April 13th at 3:00 pm.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

WRR announcer Nancy Brunson features Chase’s composition Faces of the Sun on her Friday afternoon show The Big One at 1:00.

June 9, 2013 Avant Chamber Ballet presents Faces of the Sun. [slider title="more"]

New Works by Avant Chamber Ballet on June 9th at 3:00 PM at the Eisemann Center, Richardson TX

Avant Chamber Ballet is bringing another great show of live chamber music and new choreography to the Dallas/Fort Worth area! June 9th at 3pm, ACB presents 3 world premiere ballets by Artistic Director, Katie Puder!

In a new step towards our goal of collaborating and combining dance and music, ACB has commissioned a score from young and exciting composer, Chase Dobson. In this ballet, “Faces of the Sun”, the dance and music explores our daily life cycle and what compels us forward.

Also on the program are two other world premiere ballets! “Bewegt” echoes the clean and dramatic tone of the music by Hindemith with neoclassical choreography and costumes. “Ravel Trio” is the three sides of the Ravel sonata for violin and piano- melodic and romantic, clever and flirty, daring and exciting.

As a bonus ACB is presenting the dramatic solo “Loralei” danced by Michelle Gifford, formerly of the New York City Ballet, with choreography by Elizabeth Gillaspy.

Our soloist musicians for this performance are as world class as our dancers. From the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, David Cooper, horn, and Eunice Keem, violin, will be featured. Also traveling from Vancouver, concert pianist, Cary Chow, is returning to perform with ACB for the third time. 

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KERA’s Stephen Becker interviews Chase Dobson, David Cooper, and Katie Puder.  This interview discusses Chase’s position as Avant Chamber Ballet’s Composer in Residence, how David and Chase met and the events leading up to the composition of Faces of the Sun.

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New Chamber 2013

Monday June 3rd – 7:00 p.m.
Peter Collora Piano’s Bosendorfer Recital Hall, 1451 Wycliff Avenue, Dallas, TX 75207

 Midway through an already exciting year, Chase Dobson presents New Chamber 2013.  The program will include the premieres of several new works for chamber ensembles.

Chase has had an inspiring career since arriving in Dallas in 2010.  In January of 2012, the Booker T. Washington HSPVA String Orchestra performed his Finestra at Carnegie Hall with Chase conducting.  In January of 2013, his original Piano Trio No. 1 was presented on NPR’s national radio show From The Top, taped at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

New Chamber 2013 presents more exciting new music, performed by special guests including Dallas Orchestra musicians Eunice Keem on violin, David Cooper on french horn, and Vancouver concert pianist Cary Chow.

A special treat will be a preview of Faces of the Sun, Chase’s first work as Composer in Residence for Avant Chamber Ballet.  This ballet will be premiered at Booker T Washington HSPVA June 8, and the Eisemann Center in Richardson on June 9.

David Cooper, also the music director of Avant Chamber Ballet has this to say:

“Chase is one of the most exceptional composers I’ve heard. I know classical music is alive and flourishing with such brilliant young talent like Chase on the horizon. I’m looking forward to hearing what comes next and glad that we are getting to work with him before the world discovers him! “

David Cooper and Chase will premiere Chase’s Sonata for Horn and Piano, and Dallas Orchestra musicians will premiere Metamorphosis for Brass Quintet.  Also on the program Chase will perform traditional works for solo piano by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.

June 3, 2013 WRR 101 FM Classical Cafe presents Faces of the Sun. [slider title="more"]

Host Nancy Brunson interviews Avant Chamber Ballet’s Music Director David Cooper, and Composer in Residence Chase Dobson about the June 9 performance of Faces of the Sun at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. 

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Faces of the Sun is Chase’s first effort for Avant Chamber Ballet. The piece is nine exciting and beautiful movements for piano, violin, and french horn.  Faces of the Sun is an allegorical life in a day.  The work is framed by the first and last movements both called Eternal Dance. 

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Under the baton of Luis Martinez, Chase performed his original Piano Concerto No. 1 with the celebrated Booker T. Washington HSPVA Orchestra.  The performance got an immediate and extended standing ovation.  Mr. Martinez said in all his 32 years of teaching at the Dallas Arts Magnet he had never known a student with the creative talent shown by Chase. 

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From the Top with Christopher O’Riley will air the show taped in Dallas on January 4 at the Meyerson Symphony Center.  Chase will be interviewed and is the featured composer and pianist.  

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From the Top will tape an episode at the Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas at 7:30 on Friday, January 4th 2013.  The driving second movement “Sporting of the Gods” from  Chase Dobson’s Piano Trio No. 1 will be featured as part of the show.  Violinist Aakash Patel, and cellist Russell Houston of Dallas, winner of the 2012 Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition will perform.  

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Chase will perform Chopin’s Scherzo in B minor for Fine Arts college faculty members visiting Dallas for Booker T. Washington HS’s College Showcase.

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Chase conducted his string orchestra work “Finestra” on the Stern/Perelman stage at Carnegie Hall in New York.  The celebrated Booker T. Washington High School Varsity String Orchestra performed the work in their Carnegie Hall Debut.  

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