Major premiers of art songs by Open Classical’s Mark Landson on a program of Texas art song composers. Nicole Wallace performs with the Marbriago Trio (Mark-Brent Buemi-Thiago Nascimento).
Open Classical Director Mark Landson (Neo Camerata, Goldilocks, True Story of Thanksgiving) is a featured composer on a program presented by Voces Intimae, “Round Up of Texas Art Song Composers”, June 9 at 3:30PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Dallas. This will be the first ever showcase of Landson’s art songs and contains several premiers.
Q: So, what are art songs?
A: Any classical composition for one or two vocalists, usually with piano accompaniment or small chamber group. Like German lieder, for example. They can be stand alone compositions, or grouped, as in a song cycle.
Video of Landson’s “I Heard A Funny Thing About You” >>
Also on the program are works by well known Dallas composer Mary Alice Rich, rising star Quinn Mason, Duilio Dobrin, and David Featherstone.
Soprano Nicole Wallace (The True Story of Thanksgiving) will perform Landson’s works, which range from a virtuosic coloratura tour de force in “Revelation of a Poet” to pieces which straddle the lines between pop and classical art song, to the final number, which Landson considers the current pinnacle of his “Journey of Emotion style”, based on E. E. Cummings’ beloved poem “i carry your heart”.
Thiago Nascimento will accompany Ms Wallance on piano, joined at times by the other members of The Marbriago Trio, Brent Buemi on clarinet and Mark Landson himself on viola.
For more info and for tickets:
|David Featherstone, composer
Jackie Lengfelder, Soprano
|Ubuntu - We Are One||
Mary Alice Rich, composer
|From Christina's Diary||Quinn Mason, composer
Matthew Corcoran, Tenor
Brian Bentley, Piano
|Mizmor LeDavid||Duilio Dobrin, composer
Megan Wood, Soprano
Duilio Dobrin, Piano
|Revelation of a Poet (text: Eric Fisher Stone)
I Heard A Funny Thing About You
The Final Time
i carry your heart (text: E.E. Cummings)
|Mark Landson, composer
Nicole Wallace, soprano
Thiago Nascimento, piano
Brent Buemi, clarinet
Mark Landson, viola