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. Program TBA.
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.
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 Composition Competition. Perhaps most exciting of all, each of the composers will be present at this performance!
It isn't exactly new music, but Beo will perform Beethoven's String Quartet No.10 at the Charlotte New Music Festival. Even if composition styles have evolved quite a lot over the past couple of centuries, there's no denying that Beethoven was a master at writing for the the string quartet. The members of Beo feel strongly that studying works of this caliber can greatly influence today's generation of composers.
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.