The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 21, 2012

Contemporary classic comes to town


The Beckley Concert Association presents its second performance of the season Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium for an evening of contemporary classical music.

The Daedalus Quartet, a leader among the new generation of string ensembles will wow the audience with “insightful and vibrant” Haydn,  the ” impressive intensity” of their Beethoven, their “luminous” Berg, and the” riveting focus” of their Dutilleux.

Since its founding, the Daedalus Quartet has performed in many of the world’s leading musical venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (Great Performers series), the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and Boston’s Gardner Museum.

This quartet has won plaudits for its adventurous exploration of contemporary music, most notably the compositions of Elliott Carter, George Perle and György Ligeti. The Quartet has also collaborated with some of the world’s finest instrumentalists, including include pianists Marc-André Hamelin, Simone Dinnerstein, Joyce Yang and Benjamin Hochman; clarinetists Paquito D’Rivera and Alexander Fiterstein; and violists Roger Tapping and Donald Weilerstein.

Their  debut recording, music of Stravinsky, Sibelius and Ravel, was released by Bridge Records in 2006.

BCA season performances are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the  National  Endowment For The Arts with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Season tickets are available on-line at Also on this site is some of the music of the 2012-2013 music season.

For further information, contact Betsy Gilmer at 304-253-8923 of Freda Soter at 304-253-9591.

Text Only
  • life dr Wellness Wednesday: Adding an ‘I’ to TEAM

    Erica Tuckwiller is pediatrician with a deep-seated passion for changing the course of the childhood obesity epidemic.

    “As a physician, good nutrition is one of the biggest challenges I face in the care of our children and I actually have been involved in the fight against childhood obesity beginning with my senior thesis early in my college career at WVU,” she stated.


    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • bob thompson The jazz man

    If Bob Thompson’s 30-year career as a professional musician has taught him anything, it’s that there are really only two kinds of music.


    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Leave a good legacy, and respect others’

    The death this week of the Rev. Jerry Falwell led to a network and cable blitz of commentaries on his life. We’ve been bombarded with a flurry of eulogies, criticisms, apathetic shrugs and lots of news footage regarding Falwell’s faith and foibles.


    July 26, 2014

  • 072314 Life CrossFit 4.jpg Crossfit Nation: Working out the WOD way

    Just as fashion trends come and go, so do fitness fads, and Cyndie Chinn had tried them all.

    July 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • downsize 1 Living large in smaller spaces

    How is it possible that as your nest gets emptier, your garage gets fuller? Living off the grid sounds tantalizing — the extreme version of paring down. But are you ready for solar panels and growing your own groceries or would a smaller home do the trick?

    July 20, 2014 3 Photos

  • Relishing the faith of little children

    July 19, 2014

  • Guns 1 ‘Guns’ for Life

    With the latest World Health Organization figures showing global life expectancy increasing from 64 years in 1990 to 70 years in 2011, staying healthy enough to add quality to the quantity of life is an important consideration.

    July 16, 2014 3 Photos

  • coconut 4 Crack open the power of the coconut

    Now let’s get this straight …
      We know about Parrotheads. And Cheeseheads. But when did Coconut Heads become cool?
    Move over, argan — you are so last season. Another exotic oil is taking lead role in everything from shampoo to weight-loss supplements. That cast-iron skillet seasoning, stretch-mark banishing essence of the hour is — coconut oil.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • Free summer serenade concert to be held

    Aurora Celtic, sponsored by Ivy & Stone, presents the free Summer Serenade concert Saturday at 6 p.m. on the Brown House lawn in Summersville.

    July 13, 2014

  • WVU Extension: Healthy summer eating tips for all occasions

    Summer and early fall are the times of year for family reunions, potluck picnics, pool parties and various other celebrations where we like to share food.

    July 13, 2014