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Inside the Classics: Amy Beach - American Pioneer

About This Concert

Discover the genius of Amy Beach as conductor Sarah Hicks and host-violist Sam Bergman compare notes about the first American woman ever to compose a symphony, with the concert culminating in a complete performance of her Gaelic Symphony.

Program

Excerpts and conversation

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

*BEACH
Gaelic Symphony / 40 min

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Inside the Classics features a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews, and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.
  • Amy Beach, performing under the name “Mrs. H. H. A. Beach,” appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, then known as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, on December 14, 1917. She was the featured soloist in her own Piano Concerto, and the Orchestra also performed her Gaelic Symphony.
  • A child prodigy, Amy Beach was born in New Hampshire to a prominent family. By age four, she was composing waltzes; at seven, she began giving public recitals; and at 17, she performed as a piano soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

*This work is part of Minnesota Orchestra's season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Inside the Classics: Amy Beach - American Pioneer

Tickets

145516937984

1555203600

145549078784

Sat Apr 13 2019 8pm Buy

Amy Beach

Amy Beach

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Concert Duration

Approximately 2 hours including a 20 minute intermission.


Pre-Concert

Doors open 6pm

$5 Happy Hour

Meet the Musicians Onstage


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About This Concert

Discover the genius of Amy Beach as conductor Sarah Hicks and host-violist Sam Bergman compare notes about the first American woman ever to compose a symphony, with the concert culminating in a complete performance of her Gaelic Symphony.

Program

Excerpts and conversation

—INTERMISSION 20 MINUTES—

*BEACH
Gaelic Symphony / 40 min

Artists

Fun Facts

  • Inside the Classics features a pre-concert happy hour, local craft brews, and a chance to mingle with musicians onstage after the performance.
  • Amy Beach, performing under the name “Mrs. H. H. A. Beach,” appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, then known as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, on December 14, 1917. She was the featured soloist in her own Piano Concerto, and the Orchestra also performed her Gaelic Symphony.
  • A child prodigy, Amy Beach was born in New Hampshire to a prominent family. By age four, she was composing waltzes; at seven, she began giving public recitals; and at 17, she performed as a piano soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

*This work is part of Minnesota Orchestra's season-long exploration and celebration of American music.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

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$5 Happy Hour

$5 Happy Hour

When: 6-8pm
Where: All lobby bars
Cheers! House wine and beer is just $5 during the two hours before the concert.

Free Beer Samples

Free Beer Samples

When: 6-8pm
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Enjoy FREE beer samples compliments of our Pint of Music program an a local craft brewery. Learn more »

Meet the Musicians Onstage

Meet the Musicians Onstage

When: Post-concert
Where: Auditorium
Stick around after the concert for the opportunity to join the musicians onstage for a drink!