New Article Entitled “After 123 Years, a Woman’s Symphony Returns to Center Stage” Concerning Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony Performance, Dr. Liane Curtis & Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

In preparation for the performance of Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony in E minor, Op. 32 by the Westminster Community Orchestra in Princeton, New Jersey on Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m., an article written by Ross Amico was released by the U.S. 1 Newspaper including various details about the composer, the work and those involved.

The author beings by establishing the historical context of the time and discussing how Amy Beach composed her Symphony based on Gaelic themes in direct response to Antonín Dvořák’s use of African-American spirituals and Native American chants and dances in his “New World Symphony.”  Amico continues by discussing the Westminster Community Orchestra and its conductor, Dr. Ruth Ochs.  Dr. Ochs is quoted in stating that she “credits [Dr.] Liane Curtis, one of the teaching fellows at Harvard, with having introduced her to a number of women composers.”  Ochs continues to mention how Dr. Curtis is the founder and president of Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy, and how we at WPA provided financial support and our new revised edition of Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony for their performance!

You may read the entire article here.

The Angeles Concerts Artists Chamber Music Series will feature works by Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke and Samuel Barber!

The Angeles Concerts Artists Chamber Music Series will feature works by Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke and Samuel Barber!

Their concert will take place this Sunday, May 7 at 4pm at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012). The performance includes the following:

A.BEACH – S.BARBER: SONGS FOR SOPRANO & PIANO
S.BARBER: “ADAGIO” FOR STRINGS IN B FLAT MINOR
R.CLARKE: TRIO FOR VIOLIN, CELLO & PIANO
R.CLARKE: “THREE MOVEMENTS” FOR TWO VIOLINS & PIANO
A.BEACH: PIANO QUINTET IN F SHARP MINOR OP 67

Ticket prices are $85 (student $45) for the Concert and La Conversation. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Interview with Dr. Liane Curtis in Anticipation of Upcoming Amy Beach Symphony Performance!

Our sponsor (Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy) President, Dr. Liane Curtis, is interviewed here about Amy Beach, you can listen (start at 3:20)
http://wwfm.org/post/tempo-focuses-amy-beach-anniversary…
in anticipation of the performance of Beach’s Symphony on May 7 by the Westminster Community Orchestra: Amy Beach (Princeton NJ).

You may listen to the interview here!