Communique: Composer William Neil Premieres "Out of Darkness Into Light" | Pro Musica @ CAM

Mar 27, 2017

Robert Nathanson, Guitarist & Artistic Director of Pro Musica
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Pro Musica, under the artistic direction of Robert Nathanson, presents its 6th concert celebrating new music and works of living composers. On Thursday, March 30 at 7:00pm, composer William Neil will perform with the group at the Cameron Art Museum. Neil will begin the concert by performing short compositions on the piano, followed by the premiere of Neil's Out of Darkness Into Light. The piece will be performed by guitarist Nathanson, Soprano Nancy King, saxophonist Laurent Estoppey, violinist Danijella Zezelj-Gualdi, and contra bassoonist Helena Spencer. Composer William Neil will accompany with digital acoustics. 

Pro Musica presents "Out of Darkness into Light," new work by composer William Neil. Thursday, March 30 @7:00pm at Cameron Art Museum. Performers: Robert Nathanson, Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, Nancy King, Helena Spencer, Laurent Estoppey, and William Neil.

Tickets for the concert are available by telephone at 910-395-5999, at the door, or online.   

Out of Darkness Into Light was inspired by a prayer-like text written by Polish artist Malgosia Sawczuk, created after her restoration work in the St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago. Neil's work has been "another worldly," "intellectually probing," and "delicately spun."

Listen to a selection from Neil's The Room At the Edge of the Body's Night performed by Robert Nathanson and Nancy King below.