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Redfern Presenting Series: "Amy Beach, American Romantic": A film showing with Virginia Eskin

Redfern Arts Center
Tuesday, · -
Amy Beach

This event is a broadcast of a documentary about NH composer Amy Beach and is shown on Redfern Arts Center’s Main Stage. It will be followed by discussion with concert pianist and Keene local, Virginia Eskin.

Amy Cheney was born September 5th, 1867, in Henniker, New Hampshire. She would become one of the most respected and accomplished American composers of her time. As a pianist she made her debut in The Boston Music Hall at the age of 16, and at 17 she appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Beach later became a national symbol of women’s creative power and was the dean of American women composers.

Amy Beach continued her connections to New Hampshire. Her family moved to Boston when she was four years old, but in her later years she spent summers in Hillsborough and at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough where she was an early supporter, contributing time and money to the Colony in its important early years, and willing the rights to her compositions to the Colony upon her death. Gfroerer and Eskin’s film describes Beach as a “symbol of the creative power of women”, and we look forward to experiencing the film as part of our Redfern Presenting Series events this season.

This event is part of the RAC Redfern Series calendar and is open to the public.
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