Hauntingly beautiful...

Guest musicians join cellist and composer Wesley Skinner for a musical exhibition of the music of the macabre. Featuring original music from last seasons Frankenstein (AriZoni Nomination, Original Music Composition), this season’s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and other music celebrating the darker side.


Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30PM
Tickets: $22

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ABOUT THE COMPOSER:

WESLEY SKINNER
As a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University, Cellist and composer Wesley Skinner is completing a DMA as the Teaching Assistant of Tom Landschoot. Additionally, Wesley holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Melissa Kraut. Known for his innovative programming such as Bach & Beer pairings with Tempe’s Huss Brewing Co. and cross-disciplinary collaborations with ballroom and break dancers at Tempe’s Festival of the Arts, Wesley has also toured Canada and the US with groups such as punk rock band Say Anything all the way to premiering new classical works with Neo Camerata Ensemble. In his continued work with Dallas-based composers Mark Landson and Thiago Nascimento, Wesley has commissioned, premiered, and will soon record their newest works: “Moments in Memory” and “Ballade” for Cello and Piano. Recently, the ASU Hillel Student Center awarded Wesley for his contribution to Judaism in the Arts with his performances of Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch’s complete works for Cello and Piano. Wesley has also won top prizes in the 2014 Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, 2015 Paducah Symphony Young Artist Competition (KY), 2015 Tennessee Cello Workshop, 2015 Lewisville Lake Symphony International String Competition (TX), and the coveted “Concert of Soloists” prize at ASU in 2016. As a composer, Wesley has recently been nominated for his original score of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at Peoria’s Theater Works.

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