Summer Music Series presents Alex Beyer and Rebecca Gilmore


 Chrysler Museum of Art in the Kaufman Theater

Sunday, July 14, 2024, at 2 p.m.

Admission: Free

ALL ARE WELCOME!


Feldman Chamber, featuring cellist, Rebecca Gilmore and Pianist, Alex Beyer. Cellist and Pianist

Program

  • Chopin, Polonaise brillante, Op. 3
  • Schumann, Abendlied and Traumerei
  • Brahms, Sonata in E minor, Op. 38

* Program is expected to run about an hour.  Program subject to change.

About Alexander Beyer

Alexander Beyer, 30, has received warm praise for his performances nationally and internationally. In 2016, he received Third Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, and was named one of five finalists of the American Pianists Association Awards. He has been a guest soloist with major orchestras in the United States and Europe, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Orchestra of Wallonia, and the Irish National Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Milwaukee, Charlotte, Hartford, New Haven, Waterbury, and Bridgeport Symphony Orchestras, among others. Recent performances have brought him to Greece, Slovakia, Holland, Belgium, and across the United States. He received Sixth Prize at the 2015 US Chopin Competition, and Third Prize at the 2015 Dublin International Piano Competition. Beyer was a 2012 US Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Beyer has performed in and directed many benefit concerts for local arts initiatives in his hometown of Fairfield, CT. He has lived in Norfolk, VA since 2021.

About Rebecca Gilmore

Rebecca Gilmore, an orchestral and chamber musician, celebrates her 20 years of work with JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

As Assistant Principal Cello, she has led Strauss operas and has performed dynamic cello solos of Vivaldi, Double Cello Concerto, and Beethoven, Triple Concerto.

Ms. Gilmore enjoys a varied career as an extra with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  A native North Carolinian, she was Principal Cellist of the Greensboro Symphony where she made her solo debut with Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations.

Now calling Hampton Roads home, chamber music has been a steady passion with numerous highlights. One such Virginia Arts Festival event was to join forces with JoAnn Falletta in a 2010 NPR live broadcast with the lively Schubert’s Guitar Quartet. Ms. Gilmore has been a featured solo and chamber artist with the Virginia Arts Festival, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and numerous college music series including William and Mary, Christopher Newport University, Old Dominion University, and Virginia Wesleyan College.