Stand up tall, spread out your arms, and move through your space as if you were a bird in flight. Big or little, peaceful or wise, soar to the sounds of the Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon heard within Returning Hunters, by Composer and Performer, Amy Beach (1867-1944).
Advancing the position of American women composers, Beach was the first to achieve vast recognition as a composer of large-scale works with orchestra. She is associated with the Music Teachers National Association and the Music Educators National Conference, and was a founding member and first president of the Society of American Women Composers. In her youth, Beach was a musical prodigy, who memorized and wrote songs, as well as played four-part hymns, and composed and performed simple waltzes by Handel, Beethoven and Chopin.
At Inside the Orchestra, we believe the Orchestra is a place for everyone, no matter their gender, race, or religious beliefs. During Women’s History Month, we’re honoring the musical talents and feminine pursuits of female composers, musicians and educators. For more educational content for your personal knowledge, school, or classroom, or to learn about Inside the Orchestra’s in-person programming for metro Denver schools, visit www.insidetheorchestra.org.
About Inside the Orchestra
Inside the Orchestra brings music to children, cultivating music appreciation and enhancing their education through engaging, interactive experiences with orchestral music. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Learn more about our values and our work in the community.