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Neo Camerata - Texas Premiers of Landson and Nacimento Cello Sonatas

Award winning composer and Neo Camerata founder Mark Landson, and pianist Thiago Nascimento recently premiered their beautiful new cello sonatas in Phoenix, Arizona, both comissioned and performed by Neo Camerata cellist Wesley Skinner, with Nascimento himself on the piano.

These stunning, emotionally driven works for cello and piano are both moving and inspiring, each bearing a personality unique to its creator. Landson’s sonata, “Moments In Memory”, mixes catchy melodies, exciting rhythmic patterns and a keen dramatic sense, with a strong command of form and classical craft. Nascimento’s sonata shows a strong influence of his favorite 20th century romantic Rachmaninoff, but takes the Romantic vision to a more current contemporary direction, with just enough influences of pop minimalism to make it poignant.

Skinner and Nascimento toured with Landson’s Neo Camerata in 2015. While most music on the tour was Landson’s, Thiago’s “Cello Preludes” were also presented on some of the concerts. Wesley fell in love with the music of both composers, and when the opportunity arose to commission two cello sonatas for his DMA recital through a grant, he jumped at the chance.

Also on the program is a new suite for piano trio from Landson’s ballet “Le Mozart Noir”, commissioned by Contemporary Ballet Dallas and the Dallas Bach Society, and premiered in February 2016.

About Neo Camerata

Neo Camerata performs new classical music by award winning composer Mark Landson which combines the emotion and beauty of classical, the excitement and energy of pop, and the awe-inspiring technique of virtuoso musicians. Critics have called it a “genre-busting,” “technically impressive,” “emotionally stirring” and “totally cool and amazing” experience.

Formed in 2003, the group has performed at the Cannes Film Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and on the bill with orchestras and pop singers.

After a seven year hiatus, the group was re-formed by Landson and went on a 32 city tour in 2015 with the rock band Say Anything, also playing 25 classical concerts along the way.

Neo Camerata again hits the road in 2017, partnering with Landson’s organization “Open Classical” and “Music In Familiar Spaces” to bring the music and experience to multiple cities across the US.

Original Neo Camerata Videos:

Electronic Press Kit Video
Vokante Heroa at the Kennedy Center Festival
Find Joy and Wonder at the Kennedy Center Festival

 

Program

Suite from “Le Mozart Noir”
for Violin, Cello and Piano
by Mark Landson

“Moments in Memory”
by Mark Landson
Sonata for Cello and Piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano, “Ballade”
by Thiago Nascimento

Performers:
Wesley Skinner, cello
Thiago Nascimento, piano
Mark Landson, violin

Program

TBA

Thursday

Jun

8

Neo Camerata - New Cello Sonatas by Landson and Nascimento

8pm at AllGood in Dallas

2934 Main Street, Dallas 75226 | map | web

Two brand new stunning, emotionally driven works for cello and piano. One by award winning composer Mark Landson, and one by pianist Thiago Nascimento.


Saturday

Jun

10

Neo Camerata - New Cello Sonatas by Landson and Nascimento

7pm at Cave Without A Name in Boerne, TX

325 Kreutzberg Rd., Boerne 78006 | map | web

Two brand new stunning, emotionally driven works for cello and piano. One by award winning composer Mark Landson, and one by pianist Thiago Nascimento.



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