Jeremy Beck composer

“[This] American composer knows the importance of embracing the past while also going his own way. … [In] Beck’s forceful and expressive sound world … the writing is concise in structure and generous in tonal language, savouring both the dramatic and the poetic.”

Donald Rosenberg (Gramophone)

Called “an original voice celebrating music” by MusicWeb International, Jeremy Beck’s music has been described by NewMusicBox as “rhythmically intricate, and mak[ing] nods to the past while sitting squarely in the present. … Though architecturally rigorous, Beck writes clearly and without pretense[.]”

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Beck’s music has been presented by New York City Opera, American Composers Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra, Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra, Center for Contemporary Opera, Peabody Opera, Yale Opera, the Dallas Festival of Modern Music, IonSound Project, Pacific Serenades, and the Nevsky String Quartet, among others.


Quartet (2017) for flute, clarinet, cello and piano
A/Tonal Ensemble
The Piano Shop – 13040 Eastgate Park Way (Louisville)
Sun Sept 30 at 3p

Rhapsody (2016) for violin and orchestra – American premiere
Louisville Orchestra – Teddy Abrams, conductor
Robert Simonds, violin

Thu Oct 11
Adath Jeshurun – 2401 Woodbourne Avenue (Louisville)

Fri Oct 12
Ky Country Day Theater – 4100 Springdale Road (Louisville)

Sat Oct 13
Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast (New Albany, IN)

all concerts at 7:30p


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Rhapsody for violin and orchestra

This work was premiered in Lviv, Ukraine, 5 November 2016.