Some Past Performances

August 22, 2009
In the Hamilton Fish Park Branch Library of the New York Public Library Andrew Bolotowsky performed my SHAKUHACHI RUN for solo shakuhachi on the Where are the Women?! Concert.
May 21, 2009
AUGUST SWALE was performed by the Quintet of the Americas at the Sallvaltion Army Center in Jackson Heights in Queens, NY.
May 15, 2009
LULLABY was performed on a program entitled Saints, Sinners, & Fallen Women:.faces of the human soul that featured songs from Gregorian Chant through Jerome Kern, Puccini, and Beth Anderson. It was held at the First Congregational Church of South Portland, Maine. MaineKaren Pierce, soprano with Shirley Curry, piano. and
May 9, 2009
Andrew Bolotowsky performed my SHAKUHACHI RUN for solo shakuhachi on the Where are the Women?! concert at The Williamsburg Art and Historical Center in Brooklyn.
April 26, 2009
AUGUST SWALE was performed by the Quintet of the Americas at the Botanical Garden in Queens, NY.
March 25, 2009
DARK SONGS and NIGHTSONG were performed on the Women's Work series at Greenwich House in the Renee Weiler Concert Hall, New York City by Andrew Bolotowsky, flute, Mary Hurlbut, soprano, and Mimi- Stern-Wolfe, piano.
March 18 and 25, 2009
Women's Work 2009 celebrated its 6th year as a concert series at Greenwich House Arts at 8 PM in the Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow Street, New York City. I was the host. For whole downloadable concert and interview podcasts along with program notes and bios, go to our wonderful MySpace page at
April 20, 2008
KENTUCKY SWALE for string orchestra was performed on the 2008 Beijing International Congress on Women in Music. The concert was held in the auditorium of The Forbidden City in Beijing. The International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) and the China Conservatory of Music (CCM) were the producers. More information is available at
April 12 at 8 PM and April 13, 2008 at 3 PM
JASMINE SWALE for violin, viola and cello was performed in Santa Cruz, California presented by the Santa Cruz Chamber Players. The performers were Kate Rubin, violin; Polly Malan, violist; Aria DiSalvio, cello. The concert was at Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Visit
March 29, 2008 at 7:30 pm & March 30, 2008 at 3 pm
THE GOOD CHRISTMAS CAT and WYNKEN, BLYKEN, & NOD for SATB chorus were performed by Acappellago, Dennis R. Smith, music director, on a concert entitled Escape to...Wonderland. Saturday's performance was held at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523 and Sunday's performance was held at Naperville Congregational Church, 1 Bunting Lane, Naperville, IL 60565. Visit
March 9, 2008 at 3 pm
THE GOOD CHRISTMAS CAT and WYNKEN, BLYKEN, & NOD for SATB chorus were performed by Acappellago, on the Louise Beem Women Composer Festival with the Salt Creek Sinfonietta, Dan D'Andrea, music director. The concert took place at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 139 East 1st Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Visit
Jan. 19, 2008
Tricia Strong sang LULLABY and TIME STANDS STILL. The recital took place at Carswell Recital Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC 27607 with accompanist Dr. Jim Fogle.
January 14, 2008
SHAKUHACHI RUN was performed by Andrew Bolotowsky at Donnell Library, 20 West 53 Street, New York City.
December 15, 2007
COMMENT was performed by Demetrius Spaneas at the Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia. The concert was entitled American Corners and was sponsored by the US State Department. Check out his web sites at and and
December 2, 2007 2:00
BELGIAN TANGO was performed by the Four-Hand Piano Duo: Bonnie Anderson and Donna Gross Javel at 100 Newbury Court, Concord, MA 01742.
November 20, 2007
CAT SONGS for baritone and piano were performed by B. Makal & K. Outenberger and PENNYROYAL SWALE for string quartet were performed by M. Kogut - Slanda Š violin, O. Kwiatek Š violin, M. Olearczyk Š viola, M. tapka Š cello in the Oratorium Marianum of the Lipinki University of Music in Wroclaw, Poland. Beth was there to lecture on her work. See and The concert was part of the American Music Festival 2007.
September 16, 2007
Andrew Kohn performed Ghent Swale at Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.
July 19, 20 and 26, 2007
Belgian Tango, Dr. Blood's Mermaid Lullaby, Tale #1 & Tale #2 were performed by Ana Milosavljevic, violin and Terezija Cukrov, piano (available on QUILT MUSIC, Albany CD TROY709) in Serbia (Serbia Cultural Center in Cacak and Castle of Culture in Vrnjacka Banja), and on July 26 in Croatia (Terra Magica Music Festival in Euphrasius' Basilica, Porec). Further info is available on her web site at
July 8, 2007
Sweet Jesus Come and Stay and Who Is This Jesus (both with words by Jo-Ann Krestan) were sung by the composer at the 2007 Guyana Folk Festival Fundraising Symposium at St. GabrielÕs Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
June 4, 2007
COMMENT for flute solo was performed on the NACUSA NATIONAL CONCERT by Daniel Kessner at Christ & St Stephen's Church (120 West 69th St) in New York City.
May 13, 2007
In The Company Of Women was performed by the SATB church choir and the steel drum ensemble conducted by Leonard Lehrman at St George's Episcopal Church, in Hempstead, New York.
March 21, 2007
A group of my songs were performed by German mezzo-soprano Marcellina van der Grinten accompanied by pianist Jorg Ritter on the Women's Work series at 8 PM at Greenwich House Arts, in Manhattan.
February 11, 2007
Meg Cotner, harpsichordist, performed my RHODE ISLAND SWALE and SEPTEMBER SWALE at 4pm at the Women's Studio Center in Long Island City, New York.
January 6, 2007
I performed a set of my text-sound pieces (IF I WERE A POET, COUNTRY TIME, THE PEOPLE RUMBLE LOUDER, YES SIR REE, I CAN'T STAND IT, I WISH I WERE SINGLE AGAIN, and OCEAN MOTION MILDEW MIND) at 8PM at Issue Project Room, 400 Carroll Street, between Bond and Nevins, in Brooklyn, New York. The concert was a part of a festival celebrating small recording labels, in this case, Pogus.
January 2, 2007
JASMINE SWALE for violin, viola, and cello was performed by the Jade String Trio at Saint Peter's Church, New York City. The concert was sponsored by New York Women Composers.
December 3, 2006
New York Women Composers presented Melanie Mitrano, soprano with Judith Munro de Wette, piano in the performance of my KNOTS (words by R.D. Laing) and LULLABY (words by W.H. Auden), along with music by Julie Mandel, Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, Gladys Moskowitz, Binnette Lipper, Joelle Wallach, Margarita Zelenaia, and Mitrano. The concert was located at Caldwell College in New Jersey.
November 18, 2006
ROSEMARY SWALE and PENNYROYAL SWALE for string quartet were performed by The Euphonia Quartet (Paula Souza Lima, Cristina Rapp, Tatiana Paciello & Guilherme Faria) at the Teatro Cultura Inglesa in S‹o Paulo, Brazil at 6:30pm.
September 16, 2006
Duo Ahlert&Schwab performed SEPTEMBER SWALE for mandolin and guitar on a program of women composers' music entitled Nacht der Klange On Museumsnacht in der Stadtkirche St. Petri Petrikirchhof 7, 44137 Dortmund, Germany, telephone: 0231-7214173, , 22h - ca. 22. 30h
July 3, 2006
Organist Yves Senden performed my MUSIC FOR CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE in Ghent, Belgium at Sint-Augustijnen Kerk (Church), near the Gravensteen at 8:00 PM. along with music by Boudewijn Buckinx, Frank Nuyts, Frans Geysen, Tom Johnson and Kagel.
April 24, 2006
Artis Wodehouse performed the 25 minute QUILT MUSIC for solo piano at Merkin Hall (67th Street/Broadway) in New York City. The concert also included the music of Anthony Heinrich (another Kentucky composer), Arthur Bird's music for harmonium and rare Duke Ellington transcriptions.
December 3, 2005
Opera Astoria produced the song SWIMMERS ON THE SHORE for baritone and piano at The Flushing Library in Queens, New York. The song has words by David Mason and concerns parental Alzheimer's.
November 20th, 2005
The soprano Francoise Vanhecke premiered my NIGHTSONG (with words by poet David Mason) as well as performing LULLABY, BEAUTY RUNS FASTER and KILKENNY CATS in Brussels on a concert of new consonant music at 6:30 pm in the Centre d'art Chapelle de Boondael : 10, Square du Vieux Tilleul 1050 Bruxelles 02/6620789. The concert included music by Lysight, Mendes, Bilbao, and 'I am afraid' Soprano Aria from 'Chicken Little, the Sky is Falling" by Gladys Smuckler Moskowitz. Further information about this concert and performer:
November 18th, 2005
The Jade String Trio premiered the newly commissioned JASMINE SWALE at St. Joseph's College, Council for the Arts concert series, at 8:00 PM. The address: D'Eccleslle Auditorium, SJC, 155 W. Roe Blvd, Patchogue, New York, 631-447-3200. Check out their site at: Jade String Trio
November 17th, 2005
The music faculty, along with Carrie Steves, mezzo soprano and Lori Piitz, piano at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado performed my SWIMMERS ON THE SHORE (with words by poet David Mason) at 7:30 PM in Packard Hall. The concert, An Evening of Poetry & Music, also featured music by Joseph Dorfman, Ofer Ben Amots, and Lori Laitman and poetry by James Joyce, David Mason, and Peretz Markish. It was hosted by their resident composer, Ofer Ben-Amots.
November 16th, 2005
The Jade String Trio performed the newly commissioned JASMINE SWALE at the Underground Lounge (955 West End Avenue) at 107th Street, in Manhattan at 7:12 PM (!). Also on the program: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chinese folk music.
October 28, 2005
Beth performed a 30 minute set of text-sound at a festival in Geneva, Switzerland, entitled Roaratorio - Geneva. She made a new piece for the occasion, KILDEER AND CHICORY, and performed TORERO PIECE with Vincent Barras in French. Also on the program: IF I WERE A POET, CRACKERS & CHECKERS, THE PEOPLE RUMBLE LOUDER, COUNTRY TIME, YES SIR REE, OCEAN MOTION, I CAN'T STAND IT, RIOT ROT.
April 19, 2005
New Mexico Swale, was performed at the Concert of American Music at the Concert Hall of the House of Science in Kiev, Ukraine as a part of the biennial Ukrainian festival of contemporary music "Youth Art Forum" in Kiev. Performers were the Chamber Ensemble "Kiev Youth Soloists". Maksym Kuzin conducted. Music of Lawrence Dillon, Haskell Small, Jay Reise and Judith Lang Zaimont were also presented.
March 31, 2005
The CASE Saxophone Quartet performed my sextet for 2 pianos and sax quartet, NET WORK, on the WOMENS WORK series sponsored by Greenwich House Arts and New York Women Composers in The Renee Weiler Concert Hall at 44-46 Barrow Street in New York City.
June 17, 2004
Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, founded and led by Misha Rachlevsky, performed KENTUCKY SWALE for string orchestra in Moscow on a concert series entitled "Nightcap with the Classics" sponsored by Davidoff Cafe (with free coffee before and after the concert). It was an all-American program of Russian premieres of contemporary American works. Edward Green's Sax concerto and David Winkler's Concert Prelude were included on the concert.
May 19, 2004
Belgian Tango was performed on the automats (pianola, organ and percussion). Two locally well know tango dancers chose my piece to dance to at the concert produced by Logos Foundation at the Tetrahedron Concert Hall in Ghent, Belgium.
March 31, April 3, April 4, 2004
The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra in Vermont conducted by Catherine Orr performed KENTUCKY SWALE on Wednesday March 31, 2004 at a free concert entitled "Farmer's Night" in the state capitol, on Saturday April 3, 2004 8pm, in the Unitarian Church, Montpelier and on Sunday April 4, 2004 at 4pm, in Chandler Music Hall, Randolph.
March 29, 2004
Joe Kubera performed QUILT MUSIC, a large piano work from 1983. Also on the program were Sonata #3 by Frank Nuyts (an interesting Belgian composer who writes a kind of Stravinsky boogie), a new piece by Boudewijn Buckinx (a wonderful Belgian composer deeply involved in zen), and Serenades by Michael Sahl. The concert was entitled: "the Conspiracy to Commit Beauty: Flanders/New York" and was a Roulette concert produced at the Flea Theater at 41 White Street, NY, NY.
March 5, 2004
The Owensboro Symphony conducted by Nick Palmer once again performed KENTUCKY SWALE in Owensboro, Kentucky.
November 19, 2003
(For photos of the event, go to Photo Album.) Major New York City all-Beth Anderson concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 154 W. 57th St. at 7th Ave. in Manhattan. The Rubio String Quartet from Belgium performed a series of Beth Anderson's quartets and Joseph Kubera was the soloist in her PIANO CONCERTO for string orchestra with percussion and piano. Andrew Bolotowsky was the flautist in NEW MEXICO SWALE for strings, percussion and flute. Gary Schneider conducted. THE ANGEL for soprano, Jessica Marsten, harp, celeste, 2 violins, viola and cello (words by Hans Christian Andersen) was also presented.
October 24, 2003
October 24, 2003 PRECIOUS MEMORIES and IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN was performed at The International Choir Contest of Flanders on their Opening Gala concert entitled "The March of the Women" by The Flemish Radio Choir conducted by Ludwig Van Gijsegem in Maasmechelen, Belgium.
October 9, 2003
The Bucharest String Orchestra conducted by Jim Baker performed THREE SWALES in Bucharest, Romania in the ARCUB hall of the cultural projects of Bucharest.
September 20, 2003
The Redwood Symphony in California performed MINNESOTA SWALE conducted by George Yefchak on the opening concert of their 2003-2004 season. For info:

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