BethA612The World Premiere of Beth Anderson’s Revelation for orchestra will be performed by the Green Mountain Youth Symphony, Robert Blais, conductor on Saturday, April 5 at 7:00 PM at Barre Opera House, City Hall, 6 N. Main St. in Barre, Vermont as part of their Spring concert, Celebrating Three Centuries of American Women Composers.

The composer writes about the piece, “(For 2 flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon, 2 French Horns, 1 trumpet, timpani, percussion, piano, violins I & II, viola, cello, bass). Themes include a meditative 6-note scale, a dueling trumpet, a Spanish/gypsy section, an E-major melody, a brass chorale and cut-ups of the themes. It is a predecessor of my swale form from 1984. Revelation was reorchestrated and shortened to suit other performance and recording opportunities several times under the name of Revel. This is the premiere of the original piece from 34 years ago. Sometimes a composer has to wait a very long time.”

The program also includes the entire, rarely heard ‘Gaelic’ Symphony in E minor by Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (premiered in 1896 in Boston). The 20th century is represented by the Beth Anderson work. Three pieces from the current century are also on the program: Frontier Fancies by Barbara Harbach, featuring violinist Zachary Acosta; Briskly Sunny by Erin Magill; and Hidden Mountains by Eileen Kocherlakota. Ms. Magill and Ms. Kocherlakota composed their music as part of the Music-COMP mentoring program in Vermont.

Tickets are available through the Barre Opera House Box Office at 802-476-8188 or

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MSR Classics has issued The Praying Mantis and the Bluebird – Flute Music of Beth Anderson (MS1434) – – World Premiere recordings of 11 works. Other recent releases are recordings by Nancy Boston of September Swale as part of American Women: Modern Voices in Piano Music and Aleksandra Maslovaric’s recordings of Belgian Tango and Tales #1 & #3 for violin and piano on Feminae in Musica. For more information about her, including a bio, other videos, list of works, discography and much more, please visit

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