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Gordon Neal Herman presents Amy Beach (online)

March 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join musicologist Gordon Neal Herman for this online presentation.

Amy Beach: First Great American Female Composer

Amy Beach, born 1867 was a child prodigy who began composing at age 4 and performing piano concerts at age 6. Beach was the first American composer to achieve success without having studied in Europe and, in 1896, became the first American woman to compose and publish a symphony. Though her music fell into neglect after her death in 1944, it is now receiving favorable attention. This program will explore her fascinating life.

Wednesday | 3:00pm | March 23 | FREE

Email or call the Friendly House Front Desk to register: or call 503-228-4391.


March 23, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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