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.
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.
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.
For its first performance at Slippery Rock University, Beo will be presenting a varied program of three beloved string quartets. Earlier in the day, the ensemble will work with students from the university.
Haydn - String Quartet in G Major, op.76 no.1
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Adagio sostenuto
III. Menuetto. Presto
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Shostakovich - String Quartet No.10 in A-flat Major, op.118
II. Allegretto furioso
IV. Allegretto - Andante
Mendelssohn - String Quartet No.6 in F minor, op.80
I. Allegro vivace assai
II. Allegro assai
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
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!
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.
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.
For this Dakota Chamber Music faculty performance, members of the Luminus Trio, Beo, and other faculty will mix and match for a concert made up of various different ensembles. You won't want to miss Beo perform Tchaikovsky's 'Souvenir de Florence' alongside Erik Anderson and Tim Nelson!
Join the faculty of Dakota Chamber Music in the first performance of the festival. The Luminus Trio and Beo will also be joined by other faculty members. Beo's portion of the program will feature Max Duykers' work, 'Glass Blue Cleft', which was selected as the winner of the 2nd annual Charlotte New Music and Beo String Quartet National Composition Competition.
Kicking off the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra 2017 summer Chamber Series, Beo will perform exciting works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Max Duykers.
Benefits the Westmoreland Youth Symphony Orchestra Programs.
For more information, visit http://westmorelandsymphony.org/event/summer-chamber-series/
Performance underwritten by the Charles F. and Mary Esther Sawyer Music Fund of the Latrobe Presbyterian Church.
Beo Underground and School of Athens rock out in Pittsburgh's South Side. The show will truly be a collaboration, as members will be guest starring in each others' sets. If you want to hear some of School of Athens, you can check them out here: https://soundcloud.com/schoolofathens
Come and hear Beo perform one of Beethoven's masterpieces, his String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, Op. 74, often called the "Harp". The nickname (given to the work by Beethoven's publisher) refers to the melodic pizzicato sections heard in the first movement of the work, which are reminiscent of how the plucking of a harp might sound. The quartet is often compared to his fifth Symphony in terms of scope, although it has a surprising final movement in that it is a simple theme and variations.
The second work on the program will be Andrew List's String Quartet No. 5, "Time Cycles". Written in 2015, this string quartet is made up of five movements based on the texts of Four Quartets by poet TS Eliot, and takes the listener on a journey of varying emotions and soundscapes. Andrew List is Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music, Boston MA.
The premiere show of Beo Underground! Come and see the quartet wear a different hat. Expect epic rock tunes, expansive melodies, relaxed grooves, and virtuosic instrumentals! Beo will be joined by their good friends from School of Athens, be sure to check them out here: https://soundcloud.com/schoolofathens
We're celebrating the release of our newest studio album featuring Andrew List's 5th String Quartet, "Time Cycles", that will feature a live performance of this engaging work. Mr. Andrew List himself will be present!
This event is free of charge but an RVSP is required, please email us for details.
As winners of the 2016 Pittsburgh Concert Society, Beo performs in this recital alongside soprano Jessica Victoria. Beo will perform selections from Beethoven's String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1, String Quartet No. 4 ("Buczak") by Philip Glass, and movements from Béla Bartók's String Quartet No. 4. You will also hear Ms. Victoria perform works by Mozart, Verdi, Villa-Lobos, and others.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students.
http://pittsburghconcertsociety.org/ for more info.
Beo gives participating student musicians and their families a "backstage tour" of chamber music using works by Beethoven, Bartók and Glass. Open to all instruments, ages 7-adult, workshop participants will learn about listening and playing together in a hands-on, interactive format.
Families are then invited the following day to hear Beo perform these works live on the Pittsburgh Concert Society winners' recital. Concert tickets through CYM are available at a special rate.
To register, email W + A Coordinator, Rochelle Agnew at email@example.com. You may also call Center for Young Musicians at 724-935-0505.
$55 for Workshop admission, $80 for Workshop + 2 adult concert tickets (student concert admission included). Pairs of additional concert tickets are available for $25.
This edgy Halloween-themed program is the first of its kind. The Charleston Ballet joins the Beo String Quartet for unique, late night experience. This bold event is for the young adult audience. Don’t forget your costume!
http://www.thecharlestonballet.com/Default.aspx for more info.