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Sunday, March 25, 2018 2:00PM
To celebrate Women's History Month, join us for a talk on the noted American composer Amy Beach. Amy Beach (1867-1944) rose to fame in the late 19th-century, and was widely praised as among the most important American composers. But after her death, she fell into obscurity, and for decades her music was completely unknown. A rediscovery began in the 1970s, becoming a crescendo that reached a notable peak in 2017, the 150th anniversary of her birth. Dr. Liane Curtis considers Beach's remarkable musical legacy, with special attention to the many groundbreaking works she composed while living in Boston. After the talk, a quartet of members from the Boston Symphony Orchestra will play some of Amy Beach's compositions. The event is being co-sponsored by Forest Hills Cemetery, the Boston Women's Heritage Trail and the JP Historical Society.