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.
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.
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.