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JPHS Documentary Screening about Composer Amy Beach

March 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Amy Cheney Beach was born September 5, 1867 in Henniker, NH and became one of the most respected and accomplished American composers of her time. She debuted as a pianist at 17 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. At age 25 she was commissioned to write a choral piece for the opening of the Women’s Pavilion at the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition in Chicago. Beach became a national symbol of women’s creative power and was the dean of American women composers. She died in 1944 and is buried in Jamaica Plain at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Join the Jamaica Plain Historical Society for a screening of this new documentary exploring the life of this remarkable talent. The documentary maker, John Grfoerer, will be available to lead a discussion of how he came to make this film and what he learned about Beach along the way.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail and the JP Branch of the Boston Public Library.

This screening will be at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South St., Jamaica Plain.

Adverse weather date is Saturday, March 26th.


March 19, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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