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Aug 27th, 2022 8:00 pm

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Copland featuring Alexander Malofeev, piano

Boston Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas
Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West Street, Lenox, MA, United States, 01240


  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Dubinushka
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3
  • COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Aaron Copland

The Man Behind the Music

Many know of Aaron Copland the composer, writer, educator, and conductor, but far fewer have had the chance to know the man himself. Vivian Perlis, founding director of the Oral History Project in American Music & co-author of Copland’s autobiographies, not only takes us through the life of this great American composer, but also shows us a small window into what it was like to know the man behind the music.

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Upcoming Performances

Aaron Copland's music is still widely performed around the world today. Find upcoming concerts and information in the performance calendar.

Performance Calendar

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Over a handful of decades, Copland's Appalachian Spring went through a series of reworkings, resulting in an often confusing variety of versions. Read on to untangle the history behind one of Copland's most iconic works.

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Midday Thoughts: Copland Research at the Library of Congress

Ever wondered what it would be like to see Copland's manuscripts in-person at the Library of Congress? Join Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett as she recounts a recent visit.

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Midday Thoughts: In the Beginning: Time, Form, and Words

In celebration of the work's 75th premiere anniversary earlier this month, dive into the music and craft behind Copland's choral masterpiece, In the Beginning.

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The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

Aaron Copland’s legacy as the Dean of American Music lives on through a series of grant programs managed by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Each year, the Fund awards more than $1 million in grants to ensembles, presenters, service organizations, and more for projects and general other entities to support public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

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