Join us for a Conversation with Dave Metzger
If you’ve seen a recent Disney movie such as “Frozen” – or, for that matter, if you’ve spent any time at all in a movie theater over the last quarter-century – you’ve likely heard the work of Corvallis native Dave Metzger.
Metzger, a Corvallis High School graduate, is an orchestrator and composer for movies, stage productions and video games. He’ll talk about his career during the Sunday, Nov. 8 session of “Maestro Moments,” the free online series of musical conversations sponsored by the Corvallis Repertory Singers.
Steven Zielke, the artistic director of the Repertory Singers and the director of choral studies at Oregon State University, will lead the conversation, scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Nov. 8. The Zoom session is FREE, but registration is required. Click on this link to register: https://bit.ly/34KgULI (A registration link also can be found on the Repertory Singers website, https://repsing.org.)
Metzger (his website is davemetzgermusic.com) has orchestrated, arranged, or composed music for more than 60 movies, including “Frozen,” “The Avengers,” “Moana,” “The Simpsons Movie” and “Training Day.” He also orchestrated the “When You Wish Upon a Star” theme that plays at the start of many Disney movies. He divides his time between Salem and central Oregon.
In his role as an orchestrator, Metzger is responsible for taking the bones of a score or a song by a composer and creating full arrangements. In many cases, orchestrators also are called upon to write additional music for the movies they work on, efforts that often go uncredited on screen.
Metzger’s credits include writing music for a number of movies and TV shows. He’s also worked on Broadway, creating the orchestrations for the stage versions of “Frozen” and “The Lion King.”
For more information about Sunday’s session, including a short interview with Metzger, go to the Repertory Singers’ website, repsing.org.
The Repertory Singers, a professional choral ensemble, typically perform on Sunday afternoons – but live performances are on hold during the pandemic. So the ensemble is offering the “Maestro Moments” series to help fill that Sunday void. The series will be offered on Zoom at 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month through February.