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Friday
Apr152016

Upcoming concerts from Lembit Beecher

Lembit Beecher is an award-winning Estonian American composer and performer whom the Estonian American National Council has supported in the past.  I’m sure he would appreciate seeing fellow Estonian Americans in the audience at one of his upcoming concerts.  
 
From: Lembit Beecher [mailto:lembitbeecher@gmail.com], 831.295.9115
Dear Friends!
I have a busy couple of months coming up and wanted to let you know about some upcoming performances in the eastern half of the country!  It would be lovely to see you all soon!
with best wishes,
     Lembit
 
Detroit
April 17th at 3pm Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, with James VanValkenburg, viola, and Michael Haithcock, conductor, will perform my new piece for viola and winds, An Anthology of Joy. Jim and Michael premiered the work with the U of M Symphony Band on April 8th in Ann Arbor.
 
Philadelphia
April 26th at 8pm the Philadelphia Chapter of ACF will premiere “Limestone” for cello and four percussionists in the gorgeous and strangely resonant Chinese Rotunda of the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Composer Scott Ordway and I were in residence at the museum this spring and both wrote pieces inspired by this incredible space. More info and video preview: http://ancientechoes.acfphiladelphia.org
New York
The Colonials reprise their awesome Trout Variations concert with new variations by myself and five other composers interleaved into the fourth movement of Schubert’s Trout Quintet.
May 6th at 7:30 pm at the Staten Island Museum
May 7th at 3pm at the Flushing Town Hall
 
New York, Washington, D.C., and New Haven
More Schubert inspiration! The Diderot Quartet premieres “Small Infinities,” for period-instrument string quartet along with Schubert’s "Death and Maiden.” This is a big piece and one that I’ve been excited about for a while!
May 14th 3pm - Second Movement Series in New Haven, CT
May 19th 7:30pm - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in NYC
May 24th 7pm - National Cathedral in Washington DC
 
Washington, D.C.
June 4th 7pm the S&R Foundation celebrates the four winners of the Washington Award (including me!) at their annual gala. The program includes three excerpts from my song cycle Looking at Spring.