Beo will be returning to Charlotte in 2019 to teach and perform at the Charlotte New Music Festival. Beo will perform many world premieres by composition faculty and students, perform the 2019 CNMF and Beo String Quartet Composition Competition winning piece, give presentations on writing for the string quartet as well as on entrepreneurship, and work closely with students and other faculty from around the world on their pieces.
Specific times, dates, and content will be posted once available.
Join Beo for their second of three performances through the Charlotte New Music Festival at Free Range Brewing. This performance is one of WDAV’s Small Batch Concerts, Beo’s second appearance in this series. Alongside several world premieres by young composers attending CNMF, exciting works by seasoned veterans Marc Mellits and John Allemeier will also be featured.
The program will also include the winner of the Charlotte New Music and Beo String Quartet Fourth annual composition competition, Kerrith Livengood’s This is my Scary Robot Voice.
In this third and final CNMF Beo performance, the content and format is quite unique. Composers at the Charlotte New Music Festival will have been given one week to compose a brand new, short piece with a limited set of parameters that are not revealed until the beginning of the festival. Once the pieces have been finished, Beo will have three days to learn and then perform each of these ‘miniatures’. Following the performance, the audience will get to vote on which they think is the winning piece and the composer of the winning piece will receive a special prize. Think of it as a high-wire act without a net.
Accordion virtuoso Vladimir Stupnikov will appear in concert with Beo in Louisville, Kentucky, for a very exciting performance! Details are still being worked out, but look for performances by each and a collaboration to include all five musicians together. This is sure to be a unique experience!
Beo will be joined by MSU cello professor Erik Anderson in a performance of Schubert’s epic String Quintet in C Major. Also featured will be a Beethoven Trio, op. 11, performed by other DCM faculty members Dianna Anderson, Charlie Young, and Adam Estes.
Beo String Quartet performs a casual concert at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union. You can hear selections from quartets by Mozart, Glass, Mendelssohn, and more.
Joel Hoffman: Camino Azul
Mozart: String Quartet No.14 in GM, K.387 "Spring"
Philip Glass: String Quartet No.3 "Mishima"
General admission - $10 at the door. All donations benefit the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra. Underwritten by the Charles F. and Mary Esther Sawyer Music Fund of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church.Unity Chapel is handicap accessible: parking, entrance and restroom. The chapel is air-conditioned.
For the fourth year in a row, Beo will be a featured ensemble at the Charlotte New Music Festival, where they will work with emerging composition students and composition faculty in several capacities. Aside from presentations, composer readings, and open rehearsals, stay tuned for more information on several performances.
Once again, Beo String Quartet will join the Luminus Trio on faculty for Dakota Chamber Music and will spend a week teaching chamber music, coaching, presenting, doing masterclasses, and performing the masterworks of the literature. Stay tuned for performance details.
Ludwig van Beethoven - String Quartet No.10 in E-flat Major, op.74 "Harp"
I. Poco adagio - Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
IV. Allegretto con Variazioni
Max Giteck Duykers - Glass Blue Cleft
Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartet No.10 in A-flat Major, op.118
II. Allegretto furioso
IV. Allegretto - Andante
Beo will perform in concert with the Highland High School orchestras, featuring "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis", by R. Vaughan Williams. This concert will be the culmination of a two-day seminar organized by Beo and orchestra teacher Rachel Gamin, and is presented by the Highland Foundation for Educational Excellence.
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.