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The Richardson Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is putting on a cant-miss concert titled “A Night at the Movies: Good vs. Evil.”

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 at 7:30 P.M.
Where: The Charles W. Eisemann Center, located at 2351 Performance Drive Richardson, Texas.  

“A Night at the Movies: Good vs. Evil” will give audience members a full-orchestral live performance of the most iconic film scores of all time. The program will honor fan-favorite characters from classic movies such as  “Jaws” “Psycho” “Dances with Wolves” and many more. But are these characters good or evil? That is for you to decide. 

This concert also features guest commentator, Gary Cogill. Gary Cogill, longtime film critic for WFAA, will share his insights on all of the films and their characters. For 24 years, Gary served as the film critic for WFAA-TV in Dallas (ABC). Through the years, Gary sat down with the biggest names in the business, including Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep, Stephen Spielberg, and Clint Eastwood.

Ticket prices for the concert range from $22-$80 and can be purchased on the Eisemann Center’s website or by calling 972-744-4650. 

This is Maestro Clay Couturiaux’s 12th season with the RSO. Clay brings energy, precision and creativity to every RSO performance. He is also the conductor of the University of North Texas Concert Orchestra and works as the Assistant Director of Orchestral Studies at UNT, where he teaches fundamentals of conducting technique, advanced orchestral conducting, and administrates the orchestral studies area.  

The Richardson Symphony Orchestra was founded by a group of music lovers with support from business and civic organizations. The first concert was held on October 30, 1962, with 55 orchestra members and Chris Xeros as conductor. The RSO is now the resident symphony of the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and offers a variety of classical and pop concerts each season programmed to appeal to the varied audiences of the DFW metroplex. In addition to the critically acclaimed season performances, the Richardson Symphony is also widely regarded as a leader in education and community outreach programs. The Ann & Charles Eisemann International Young Artists Competition draws talented young performers from around the world each year. The orchestra is also actively involved in providing an introduction to classical music for the third-grade students of the Richardson Independent School District and provides a wide variety of community outreach programs. Learn more at