“Star IV” premiere October 29, 2020

Star IV  – world premiere at Radius Season 22  October 29, 2020 at 8 PM ET (live streaming)  featuring Noriko Futagami, violist and Robert Schulz, percussionist Star IV explores the boundaries between independence and connection through varying levels of improvisation across three movements. Written specifically for Ms. Futagami and Mr. Schulz Star IV is part of a series

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“Fire Mountain” at the Harmony & Hope concert

Riverview Chamber Players with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Legacy. Lives. On Inc., and the Madison Park Development Corporation present the Fourth Annual Harmony & Hope Concert: Responding to Violence with Music on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 3 PM at the Dewitt Center, Roxbury, MA

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FACTOR FICTION – North Carolina Premiere

January 4, 2019   FACTOR FICTION – North Carolina Premiere Carolina Chamber Music Festival   January 8, 2019 at 7 PM Bank of the Arts, New Bern, NC 6:30 PM pre-concert discussion with Composer in Residence, Beth Denisch

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FACTOR FICTION – North Carolina Premiere

FACTOR FICTION – North Carolina Premiere Beth Denisch, Composer in Residence Carolina Chamber Music Festival   For concert locations and times: https://carolinachambermusic.org/   September 21 ­— 30, 2018 New Bern, North Carolina, U.S. Calyx Piano Trio performs Factor Fiction by Beth Denisch   Performers: Catherine French, violin; Nina Ferrigno, piano; and Jennifer Lucht, cello September 29, 2018 – Bank of

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FACTOR FICTION: WORLD PREMIERE

Curtisville Consortium Concert Series Cathy French and Friends Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Calyx Piano Trio premieres Factor Fiction by Beth Denisch Catherine French, violin Nina Ferrigno, piano Jennifer Lucht, cello  ​Great chamber music in the heart of Lenox! This year at the beautiful, intimate and historic Ventfort Hall.  A group of wonderful musicians, Boston Symphony players, family and

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Contemporary Counterpoint

Use counterpoint to make your music more engaging and creative. Counterpoint—the relationship between musical voices—is among the core principles for writing music, and it has been central to the study of composition for many centuries. Whether you are a composer, arranger, film composer, orchestrator, music director, bandleader, or improvising musician, this book will help to

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Feminist Theory and Music 14 Conference

Feminist Theory and Music 14 Conference at San Francisco State University, CA with the theme of “Still We Rise”: Feminist Musicology in a Time of “Bitter, Twisted Lies” included the panel “Sexualities and Genders in the Classrooms” where Beth presented her paper “Teaching Music, Gender, and Society to the Popular Music Student.” She authored and teaches this

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“The Tree House” performed in Scotland

The Concord Women’s  Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, Artistic Director and Scott Nicholas, Pianist performed “The Tree House” in Scotland at the Carlisle Cathedral in Cumbria on June 24th, and St. Michael’s Church in Linlithgow on June 25th. On June 27th Adrian Wilson, oboe and Miranda Phythian-Adams, cello from the Royal Scottish National Orchestra joined the CWC

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Recent News

Beth Denisch’s new piece, “The Tree House,” commissioned by The Concord Women’s Chorus, Jane Ring Frank, conductor, sets poems by Kathleen Jamie for chorus, oboe, cello, and piano. World premiere: Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, MA at 4 PM ET.

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New composition for The Musical Arts Youth Orchestra

The Musical Arts Youth Orchestra, with support from the Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Project, commissioned Denisch to write for string orchestra and percussion. The composition, “Fisherman’s Bay,” will be premiered on December 9, 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Inspired by the MAYO performers and Fisherman’s Bay (photo above) in Swampscott, MA, USA.

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