This will be Beo's first performance at the 2017 Charlotte New Music Festival and will feature works composed by the participants and faculty of CNMF. Located at the NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, some of the contemporary works will be world premieres. Additionally, Beo will feature Max Duykers' "Glass Blue Cleft" for string quartet, which was selected as the winner of the second annual Charlotte New Music and Beo String Quartet National Composition Competition. Perhaps most exciting of all, each of the composers will be present at this performance! Also included in the performance will be pieces by Craig Bove, Marc Mellits, Jenny Clinard, Xinyan Li, Tyler Waters, Logan Rutledge, and Adam Strawbridge.
A mix of musical styles and tastes, this concert is for the crowd that would like to be taken on a musical adventure! The 1st half will consist of the Beo String Quartet performing Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 10.
The 2nd half will consist of anti-meta, neo-beat electronic garage gospel, trio called The Difficulties. They bring laptop wizardry together with a whacked-out bass_gal, a saxophonist/chamber-music-rockstar, and an ironist wordsmith.
In the final concert of the Charlotte New Music Festival, Beo String Quartet will perform a set of miniatures composed by the participants. The catch is that the participants will do all of the composing while at the festival, and base those compositions on a common theme or idea which will not be revealed until the festival begins. Then Beo will have a few short days to learn all of the works and perform them in concert, and a winner will be selected by all audience members. As if that doesn't sound fun enough already, the performance will take place at the Lenny Boy Brewery in Charlotte, NC... so come and enjoy some drinks while you enjoy the show!
In this two day residency, Beo will be working with students and faculty of the Virginia Tech Music Department, will be giving a presentation to grade school students in the area, and will perform new music of Charles Nichols and Sean Neukom in Fife Theatre. More specific details will be provided closer to the residency dates.