All kinds of reasons to love Amy Beach's "Gaelic" Symphony!

All kinds of reasons to love Amy Beach's "Gaelic" Symphony!

Paired with a work by Stanford in Irish-themed evening An edited and shortened version of this article appeared in the Boston Musical Intelligencer. The Boston Globe had an exciting piece last week in anticipation of the performance of Beach’s “Gaelic” by the Mercury Orchestra on August 7.  The Mercury Orchestra‘s performance of Beach’s monumental work emphasizes that the grass-roots momentum of recognizing Beach’s achievement continues to build.  In anticipation of the concert I had a few more pertinent thoughts to share. A local-history sidebar pertaining to the venue, the Hatch Shell: The Aug. 7 performance takes place 20 years after the…

Monday Link Roundup: August 4, 2019

News and music to start your week! The 2020 Women Composers Festival of Hartford has been announced!  The composer-in-residence will be Melika Fitzhugh (pictured) and the ensemble-in-residence is Craft Ensemble.  They have also posted calls for presentations, performances, and scores! Find all the information at the WCFH website. David Weininger helped inform readers of the Boston Globe about the life and work of Amy Beach in honor of her Gaelic Symphony being performed in Boston on August 7.  The article quotes friends of WPA Douglas Shadle and Sarah Gerk. BBC Radio 3 continues to advocate for the work of historic…