A Journey of Mind and Emotion through New Classical Music

Neo Camerata and the Music of Mark Landson

Emotionally Stirring - Technically Impressive

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 also “Music In Familiar Spaces” to bring the music and experience to multiple cities across the US.

Mark Landson, composer/viola/violin
Mark Landson has been recognized as “One of the Top 100 Creatives in Dallas” and an “Arts Entrepreneur Forward Thinker” in his work as Director of Open Classical. As composer, his new classical compositions have been praised as “Stravinsky at his most lyrical”, and “a unique combination of pop inspiration and classical craft”.

Landson’s compositions take the audience on a journey of emotions, melding the techniques of classical composition with infectious melodies, contemporary pop harmonic language and rhythmic drive.

Recent commissioned works include the operetta “Goldilocks” (Dec 2015), ballet “Le Mozart Noir” (Feb 2016), and cello sonata (April 2017). In December, 2016, his string quartet “Travels” took first place at the “The Ear” in New York, a competition in New York where the audience is asked which piece they want to hear again.

Videos and Recordings

Coming Shows

September 15, 2017 (Fri) - Lampasas, TX - Markward Manor - $Name-Your-Own-Price
September 16, 2017 (Sat) - Dallas, TX - Poor David’s Pub, $18-$33, Opening for Travis Buster
March 16, 2018 (Fri) - Mesquite, TX - Mesquite Arts Center, $15, sponsored by Mesquite Arts Council

Lineup: Mark Landson, violin/viola, John Landefeld, cello, and TBA

Mark Landson and Neo Camerata will be booking shows throughout the summer as part of the Music In Familiar Spaces Artist Collective. This new  organization is made up of some of the world's leading classical musicians, each committed to reaching out to new audiences through innovative concerts in spaces like breweries, cafes, libraries, coffee shops and art galleries.

 

Previous Shows

July 29, 2017 - Dallas, TX - Metroplex Piano Dallas, Open Classical Artist Series

July 28, 2017 - Fort Worth, TX - Metroplex Piano Fort Worth, Open Classical Artist Series
July 6, 2017 - Greenville, TX - Free concert, sponsored by Kavanaugh UMC Music Series

New Cello Sonatas of Mark Landson and Thiago Nascimento
Wesley Skinner, cello, Thiago Nascimento, piano
6/10/2017 - Boerne, Texas at Cave Without A Name
6/8/2017 - Dallas, TX, AllGood Cafe

4/22/2017 - Boerne, Texas at Cave Without A Name
Lineup: Marina Dichenko, Mark Landson, John Landefeld, Misha Berestnev.

2015 dates

9/12/15 - Allen, TX
Lineup: Chloe Trevor, Jiah Kyun, Mark Landson, John Landefeld, Thiago Nascimento

2105 Summer Tour
Lineup: Mark Landson, Jiah Kyun, Julian Tello, Wesley Skinner, Thiago Nascimento
8/6/15 - Dallas
8/2/15 - Amarillo
7/30/15 - Phoenix
7/29/15 - San Diego
7/27/15 - Los Angeles
7/25/15 - San Francisco
7/24/15 - Portland
7/22/15 - Seattle
7/20/15 - Denver
7/17/15 - Minneapolis
7/16/15 - Chicago
7/15/15 - Grand Rapids
7/14/15 - Toronto
7/13/15 - New York
7/10/15 - Boston
7/8/15 - Cleveland
7/7/15 - Columbus
7/5/15 - Baltimore
7/1/15 - Jacksonville, FL
6/26/15 - Austin
6/25/15 - Houston
6/17/15 - Dallas

Contact

Neo Camerata c/o Mark Landson
5706 E Mockingbird Ln. #115
Dallas, TX 75206
75206
214-862-6697
mark at openclassical dot org