Composer Amy Beach
July 13, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 13 | 10 AM – Noon
Instructor: John Gfroerer
Amy Beach was born September 5, 1867 in Henniker, New Hampshire. At age 17 she had her debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1897 her Symphony was premiered by the BSO, the first symphony composed and published by an American woman. Beach became a national symbol of women’s creative power and was the dean of American women composers. We explore her story by viewing this documentary with film producer John Gfroerer.
John Gfroerer is the owner of Accompany Video Production. In addition to “Composer Amy Beach”, he has produced over 40 documentaries, which have been seen on Maine and New Hampshire Public Television. Topics include a history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, life in New Hampshire during World War Two, and several profiles of communities along the Maine coast.