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Monday
Oct072013

Lembit Beecher's "These Memories May Be True" based on Estonian folk songs, featured in Philadelphia (Oct. 15) and New York (Oct. 17) concerts.

LEMBIT BEECHER’S “THESE MEMORIES MAY BE TRUE” FEATURED IN NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA CONCERTS.

Excerpted from Press Release:

The East Coast premiere of composer and pianist Lembit Beecher's "These Memories May Be True" is the centerpiece of two upcoming concerts of 20th and 21st century Estonian and Hungarian music inspired by folk song.  Beecher's work, called "deeply personal" and "hauntingly lovely" by the San Francisco Chronicle, was inspired by the composer's grandmother's stories about her childhood.  The thread of his family history begun in this work continues later in the program with a series of new short pieces by five composers commissioned especially for this concert.  The works are based on Estonian folk songs transcribed in 1908 by Beecher's great-grandfather, August Kiiss.  

Tickets: $15 / $10 students are available at the door.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 8:00 PM at the Curtis Institute of Music, 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8:00 PM at the New York Estonian House, 243 E. 34th St., New York, NY