Beo to play four North Dakota events

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University graduates Jason and Sean Neukom will bring their critically acclaimed ensemble, Beo String Quartet, and its evocative program “Farewells” to North Dakota this winter, including a stop in Minot on Feb. 1.

Beo String Quartet is scheduled to kick off its North Dakota run with a Jan. 30 event in Devils Lake, along with Feb. 1 in Minot, Feb. 3 in Jamestown, and Feb. 4 in Fargo. For specific information on each stop, log on to

“Farewells” is a “gripping project that explores the nature of beginnings and endings, well-wishes for the departed, and how the expressiveness of music can bloom when words aren’t enough,” according to the quartet’s concert release.

The Minot event is being held at the home of Minot State Division of Music Chair Erik Anderson starting at 8 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

“The Division of Music is so excited to welcome Beo back to Minot,” Anderson said. “Their concert two years ago, also in our home, was one of the most thrilling concerts I’ve heard in my 16 years here. An international caliber of performance, a deep commitment to performance and education, and a marvelous approachability from the stage — this concert should be standing-room only.”

Jason Neukom are founding members of Beo String Quartet. Jason, a violinist, studied at Minot State, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Carnegie Mellon University of Music.  Sean, who plays viola, studied at Minot State and the Cleveland Institute of Music. The two are joined by Ryan Ash, cello, and Aviva Hakanoglu, violin.

In its fourth season, Beo String Quartet has performed over 80 concert works in the United States and Europe — including over 30 world premieres — and produced dozens of recordings.

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Published: 01/07/20   

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