’Birth/Rebirth’ performance includes Beaver, Hall, Fuerst, Yoon

Exploring questions of life transitions through sound and playfulness, composer/performer friends Gregory Beaver, Dave Hall and Mathew Fuerst team up with each other and violinist Hyeyung Julie Yoon to present “Birth/Rebirth” on Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

The concert features premieres of new works by Fuerst and Beaver, as well as older works by Fuerst and New York-based composer Caroline Shaw. The featured premiere of Fuerst’s trio for vibraphone, cello and piano celebrates the birth of the composer’s twins this past summer. Mr. Beaver is turning a corner after 18 years in the Chiara Quartet, and these are his first publicly featured compositions, premieres of his Suite for solo cello and Duo for violin and cello which was written for Ms. Yoon, Mr. Beaver’s wife. Shaw’s “Limestone and Felt” was originally composed for viola and cello but arranged by the composer for marimba and cello in a rebirth of the original material. Fuerst’s “The Drift of Things,” the oldest work on the program (composed 2009) chronicles his transition from New York to a new life in Michigan as a professor. Audience members will share in the friendship and excitement of the performers birthing these works together.

The performance is free and open to the public.