Video of Anne performing Bach B Minor Mass on harpsichord

Please enjoy this video of Anne playing the Bach B Minor Mass on an AMD French Single Harpsichord with the Wesley Monumental Choir and orchestra, 2018.

Anne interviewed in international journal The Diapason

The “In the Wind” regular feature in the February 2021 issue of the  The Diapason (February 2021) features the early 19th century piano maker Nannette Streicher, her pianos and Beethoven, and the women who made a replica of an 1816 Streicher grand, begun by Margaret Hood and completed by Anne Acker.  Anne was interviewed for the article.

Read the article on the Diapason website or as a PDF.

The Voices That Are Gone: Rediscovering 19th Century American Song, by Anne Beetem and Richard Turner: Continuo Magazine, Dec. 1997

Cleaning out some files today, I rediscovered a old publication from Continuo Magazine, December 1997. Richard Turner and I had been asked to write an article by publisher Matthew Redsell to compliment our then new recording of 19th century American songs, “Voices That Are Gone”. It has some nice photos in it including one of Richard and myself researching at the Library of Congress with librarian Wayne Shirley.

Book Review in The Journal of The American Musical Instrument Society

Reviewed for The American Musical Instrument Society Journal, JAMIS (41) 2015

The Art of Tuning: A Self-Guided Manual for Piano Tuning, Design, Action Regulation and Repair from mid-19th century France: For the Piano Owner and Technician, as well as Guidelines for Training the Blind and Visually Impaired, translated by Fred Sturm, Kansas City: Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, 2015

The Goliards Present The Christmas Story in Medieval Song, December 20, 2015

The Goliards present The Christmas Story in Medieval Song on December 20, 2015 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA (31st & Abercorn St.)

For our annual Christmas performance this year we have a host of singers and period instrumentalists, including recorder, vielles, harp, percussion and recorder, and myself on symphonie and portative organ.

Goliards Advent Service, December 17, 2015, St. John’s Episcopal Church

On December 17, members of The Goliards: John Hillenbrand, vielle, Anne Durant, harp, Ashley Roper, soprano, and myself on symphonie and chamber organ will perform medieval music appropriate for Advent for the 5 p.m. service at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 W. Macon St., Savannah, GA 31401.

Performance in An Evening of Baroque: Handel, Bach and Vivaldi with The Savannah Philharmonic, Nov. 19, 2015

I have the pleasure of reprising my soloist performance of Bach’s Brandenburg 5 with The Savannah Philharmonic at their Evening of Baroque Concert, as well as playing continuo for the entire program.

7:30 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Lucas Theatre for The Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31401

Performing with The Jackson Symphony, November 7, 2015

I have the privilege of being Guest Artist for The Jackson Symphony in Jackson, Tennessee on November 7, 2015 at an all Baroque concert. I will be playing harpsichord continuo for the entire concert as well as soloing in Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #5, noted for its fabulous, dazzling, and demanding harpsichord part.

The Jackson Symphony, 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, 1627 N Highland Ave, Jackson, TN 38301

Attended The Westfield Center Conference: The Forte/Piano, Cornell University, Aug. 5-9, 2015

I attended Forte/Piano, a once in a lifetime gathering of the world’s many of the greatest lovers of the historical piano including performers, scholars, and builders. Words cannot express. It was an honor and a privilege.

Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition, June 9-13, 2015

I once again have the great pleasure of exhibiting for myself and The Paris Workshop at The Boston Early Music Festival Exhibition.

I will be showing kits as well as debuting the AMD Logo line of harpsichords from the Atelier Marc Ducornet.