(1) Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 12:30 PM – Noontime Concert (San Francisco’s Musical Lunch Break) will include Beach’s Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23, A Hermit Thrush at Eve for Piano Solo, Op. 92, No. 1 and her Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67! The performers are Carl Blake (piano), Dan Flanagan (violin), Karen Shinozaki (violin), Paul Ehrlich (viola) and Vicky Ehrlich (cello).
The event will take place at Old St. Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street. For more information, click here.
(2) Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 8 PM and Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, 4 PM – “Concert 1: Appalachian Spring: Creating an American Sound” – The Chameleon Arts Ensemble will be performing Beach’s Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67 as well as works by Ives, Copland and others.
These events will both take place at First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough Street. For more information, click here.
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Also, REMINDER!!! 2017 Amy Beach & Teresa Carreño Conference Event at University of New Hampshire
For the 150th anniversary of Amy Beach’s birth AND the 100th anniversary of Teresa Carreño’s death this year (2017), we are collaborating with the University of New Hampshire library and archives in presenting a conference event entitled “American Women Pianist-Composers: A Celebration of Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño.” The conference event will take place on September 15 & 16, 2017 at the University of New Hampshire library.
You may learn more about the conference event by visiting the event website – http://beachcarreno2017.com/
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, the Boston Landmark Orchestra will perform the “Alla Siciliana” from Amy Beach’s monumental “Gaelic” Symphony at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell in Boston. The orchestra will be performing from our revised edition available via Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Publications!
Maestro Christopher Wilkins describes the program here, and details are on the orchestra’s website here.
The CD album, aptly entitled “Five American Women Composers,” includes Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet in F-sharp, her anthem, “Let This Mind Be in You” and two movements from her Mass in E-flat as well as music by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Katherine K. Davis, Susan McFarland (Mrs. E. A. Pankhurst) and Sister Martha Jane Anderson.
For more information about the specific music included in this album and how to purchase, please visit the AMRC page here.