Camerata California

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Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience on November 12 at 3pm at First United Methodist Church in Sacramento. Witness the world premiere of Concerto da Requiem by Carlos McMillan Fuentes, performed by the acclaimed Camerata California Chamber Choir and Orchestra. This performance will leave you awe-inspired with its beautiful melodies and harmonies and amazing message. Get your tickets now and be part of this unforgettable event. 

Featuring the choir, a large orchestra, organ, five outstanding vocal soloists and the composer as piano soloist, this work combines elements of a piano concerto and of the Requiem Mass to create an epic yet highly personal musical memorial for a dear friend lost in Carlos teen years.

Sacramento composer, Carlos McMillan Fuentes, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 2011, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition with a focus in Piano Performance.

Fuentes is a lyricist and songwriter. His songwriting bridges classical training with his love for pop, jazz, R&B/soul, Gospel, and musical theatre to create a truly American style all his own. Among his influences, he cites Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Patrick Wolf, Björk, Erykah Badu, Sade, Perfume Genius, Stevie Wonder, Richard Smallwood, and Janelle Monáe as modern masters in their fields. He is also guided by a form of synaesthesia in which specific patterns of harmony evoke a spectrum of colors.

He has performed in concert with the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera, Symphony dOro (Rancho Cordova), the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, and Camerata California. In 2018, his piano-clarinet duo Carlos & Brennen won First Prize in their category at the Golden Classical Music Awards.