Beo String Quartet

The eclectic and highly polished Beo String Quartet has created a niche for itself as a daring, genre-defying ensemble. Rigorously trained in the classical tradition, violinists Jason Neukom and Andrew Giordano, violist Sean Neukom, and cellist Ryan Ash also know their way around contemporary expression.

The evening’s exciting program will open with Bach. Two contemporary composers and friends of Beo will be included, as well. Enthusiasm Strategies, a work composed by Mazzoli in 2019, erupts in a flutter of harmonics that slowly evolves into a chorale at the end of the piece, which then dissipates into nothing. Mellits’ 5th string quartet, titled Waniyetu, is a collection of seven miniature movements that have to do with various characteristics of winter. You will also hear Shostakovich’s semi-autobiographical and incredibly moving String Quartet No.8 in C minor, op.110 and one of Beethoven’s undeniable masterpieces, String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, op.18 No. 1.

The name “Beo” derives from Latin, meaning “to make happy.”

Jason Neukom (violin)

Andrew “Gio” Giordano (violin)

Sean Neukom (viola)

Ryan Ash (cello)

The artists’ website: Beo String Quartet