Orion Ensemble to Conclude Season with Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67 as well as works by Dvořák and Brahms

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, concludes its 2015-16 season with “Musical Enchantments,” welcoming back guest violinist Mathias Tacke, former second violinist of the Vermeer Quartet, and violist Stephen Boe.

Performances take place Sunday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva, IL; Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. (with the CYSO’s Millennium Winds) at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston.

Single tickets are $26, $23 for seniors and $10 for students; admission is free for children 12 and younger. A four-ticket flexible subscription provides a 10 percent savings on full-priced tickets. For tickets or more information, call 630-628-9591 or visit orionensemble.org. You may also find more information here.

Orion Ensemble

The Williamsburg Women’s Chorus Will Perform Amy Beach’s Dusk in June, Op. 82

The Williamsburg Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Rob Keene, will perform Amy Beach’s Dusk in June, Op. 82 as part of their concert titled “Nocturnes and Lullabies” on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. The event will also feature music by Samuel Barber, William Averitt, Zoltan Kodály, Robert Schumann, Eric Whitacre, and Billy Joel, among others.

For more information please visit their website here.

Williamsburg Women's Chorus Concert Flyer

Williamsburg Women's Chorus

Lecture and Concert Featuring works by Beach, Clarke and Bauer entitled “Declaration of Sentiments”

Musicians of Ma’alwyck presents a very special collaborative concert with the Siena College Chorus and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Timothy Reno celebrating the Suffragettes and the bicentennial of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Entitled a “Declaration of Sentiments,” the concert will feature works of American female composers Marion Bauer (Songs for Soprano and String Quartet, and Pieces for solo flute perhaps world premiere performances) and AMY BEACH (Theme & Variations for Flute and String Quartet–an incredible piece of chamber music) and Daybreak of English composer Rebecca Clarke (who spent the final decade of her life in America). Soprano Jean Leonard will be the soloist. We are also delighted to present the world premiere of “Are women people?” by Kathleen Ballantyne, a work based on Suffragette texts. Commissioned by Siena College for this concert, the work is scored for chorus, vocal soloists and string quartet.

The concert will also include a reading by newscaster and documentary maker Elaine Houston of the seminal Suffrage movement document “Declaration of Sentiments,” whose principal author was Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

The events will take place at Druthers Brewery, 1053 Broadway, Albany, New York on Sunday, March 20 – (1) A Pre-Concert Lecture will be at 2:00 p.m. (FREE with ticket), (2) the concert begins at 3:00 p.m. and (3) Dinner will follow the concert at 5:00 p.m. Concert ticket only: $15 for adults, $5 for students (regular seating, no special beer tasting). Additional VIP concert tickets and amenities are available – please click here for more information.

Musicians of Ma'alwyck

Fry Street Quartet Performs Women Composers Program at National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

The 74th Season of Concerts 2015–2016 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. includes a performance by the Fry Street Quartet on March 13 at 3:30 in the West Building, West Garden Court. The program, consisting of women composers and presented in honor of Women’s History Month, includes works by AMY BEACH, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, and Joan Tower.

Admission is free.

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Equinox Voices Pop-up Choir & Others Present Women Composers Concert in Colchester, UK

Soprano Corrina Dolso will be performing along with her new Equinox Voices pop-up choir, joined by Guest Soprano Naomi Scott de Moncloa and pianist Thérèse Miller in a concert celebrating women composers, including pieces by Amy Beach, Clara Shumann, Judith Weir, Charlotte Bray, Cheryl Frances Hoad, Anna Boyd, and others.

The event will take place on 12th March 2016, at Castle Methodist Church, Maidenburgh Street, Colchester CO1 1TT, UK. The concert runs from 3-4pm; tickets (£5 or free for students) will be available on the door, or can be reserved by e-mailing equinoxvoices@gmail.com.

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National Chamber Ensemble Presents ‘American Landscape!’

The event will take place this Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 PM at The Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street (off Wilson Boulevard), Arlington, VA 22209. The ensemble will perform works by AMY BEACH, Aaron Copland, Lowell Liebermann and Andreas Makris.

This concert will feature NCE members: Leo Sushansky (artistic director/violin), Frank Conlon (piano) and Lukasz Szyrner (cello).

Doors Open for seating at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $33 Adult and $17 Student and FREE garage parking will be available in the Spectrum Garage.

NCE proudly also celebrates International Women’s Day all week long and salutes great American music by putting the spotlight on the music of great American composer Amy Beach (1867-1944).

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NCE presents 'American Landscape'

Northwest Public Radio Celebrates Women’s History Month in Classical Music

“How do you celebrate Women’s History Month in classical music, when the genre’s history names few women composers? At NWPR over the past year, one answer has been: find what music you can, and play it. Inspired by Women’s History Month 2015, we took on a challenge to program at least one piece by a woman composer each day.  Yes, it’s a token, but this month, we trade in those tokens for a reward.”

Celebrated today are composers AMY BEACH (United States), Cecile Chaminade (France) and Clara Wieck Schumann (Germany).

The NWPR women composer information and media may be found here.

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20th International Festival of Women Composers Concert at University of Florida – College of the Arts

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this concert is of 19th, 20th and 21st-century chamber and vocal music by the following female composers: May Aufderheide (USA), AMY BEACH (USA), Lili Boulanger (France), Cécile Chaminade (France), Rebecca Clarke (England), Emily Daymond (England), Louise Farrenc (France), Sheila Forrester (Canada), Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (Germany), Margaret Ruthven Lang (USA), Alma Mahler (Germany), Clara Schumann (Germany), Jan Wade-Littrup (USA) and Ruth Zechlin (Germany).

The event will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at UF School of Music, Room 101. Admission is free.

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Elysian Trio Performs Amy Beach Piano Trio, Op. 150 in Nova Scotia

The Elysian Trio of Halifax – Jennifer Jones (violin), Hilary Brown (cello) and Susan Archibald (piano) – will offer a program rooted in the romantic repertoire for the Sunday Music in the Garden Room of Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada on Sunday, March 6.

Their program will include AMY BEACH’s Piano Trio, Op. 150 as well as works by Brahms, Arthur Foote and John Ireland.

The event on Sunday, March 6 will begin at 2:30 p.m., not the usual 2 p.m. start time for this series, and admission is free.

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Elysian Trio - Sunday Music in the Garden Room Concert