“[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, Dec. 2013)
Called “an original voice celebrating music” by MusicWeb International (2009), Jeremy Beck’s music has been described by NewMusicBox (2012) 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 Slovak Radio Symphony 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.
Diary for flute, soprano and guitar
ONE Ensemble (presented by MuSE)
Hirona Amamiya (sop); Laura Falzon (fl); Kenji Haba (gtr)
St. Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Ave (at 54th St), NYC
Tuesday, April 14 at 8p
Eline Maria Refvem (sop); Ebba Wallén (fl);
Jonas Buckholm Pettersen (gtr)
Studentersamfundet Chateau Neuf (Oslo, Norway)
Thursday, April 16
Star Dance for piano and percussion (world premiere)
Synchronicity at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church
122 West 69th Street, NYC
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8p
Prelude and Toccata (solo cello) released on Paul York’s Soliloquy (Ablaze Records, 2014).
Sinfonietta for string orchestra, mvt. I
The Chamber Orchestra of Boston – David Feltner, artistic director.
New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, Boston – March 2, 2007