(L to R): Raychel Taylor, Matt Schneider, Noel Streacker, Elena Ross, Ethan Martin, Gregory Beyer.
Annual Holiday Performance at the DeKalb Public Library, December 4, 2021. Photo by Cole Freeman
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Arcomusical doesn’t miss a beat. The sextet is so tuned in to one another that at times it becomes difficult (if not impossible) to tell where one instrument ends and another begins. The players are so precise, so blissfully engaged with their instruments and one another that the individual pieces and the individual players melt away, and you begin to discover the uniquely captivating character of the instrument itself.”
– Maggie Molloy, Second Inversion, December 5, 2016
“A wonderful musical experience with accomplished musicians, friends and a sunny quad. Arcomusical helped create a great memory for my first face to face gathering of 2021!”
– Audience Member, May 12, 2021
WHAT WE DO
Arcomusical is an ensemble with a unique mission…reimagining the Afro-Brazilian berimbau through powerful chamber music. The ensemble commissions, collaborates, arranges and composes new works that generate spellbinding and uniquely beautiful musical performances. Their repertoire ranges from solos to sextets to concerti.
In 2013, Gregory Beyer and Alexis C. Lamb began composing a chamber music cycle that would generate the material for a first recording. Arcomusical was founded in 2016 upon the release of that first album, MeiaMeia (Innova Recordings). The ensemble has since released two more albums, 2019’s Spinning in the Wheel (National Sawdust Tracks) and 2022’s Emigre and Exile (Panoramic / New Focus Recordings).
WHO WE ARE
PLACES WE’VE BEEN
Ithaca College Residency, Ithaca, NY
University of California Davis: Virtual Residency
DeKalb Drama and Arts Club, DeKalb, IL
Constellations Chamber Concerts, Washington, D.C.
Chamber Music on the Fox Summer Program, Lord’s Park Zoo, Elgin, IL
Cornfest Community Stage, DeKalb, IL
Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL
DeKalb County Culture Celebration, Hopkins Park, DeKalb, IL
Chamber Music America Residency @ DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
Stoughton Opera House, Stoughton, WI
Hungry Brain with Matt Ulery, Chicago, IL
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo, MI
Annual Holiday Concert, DeKalb Public Library, DeKalb, IL
Cherry Valley Public LIbrary, Cherry Valley, IL