• The Man Behind The Music

    Aaron Copland

    "To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
    – Aaron Copland
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Featured Events

Feb 5th, 2021 7:00 pmFeb 7th, 2021 5:00 pm

Dreams of Place

West Australian Symphony Orchestra & Western Australian Youth Orchestra / Thaddeus Huang
Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, Australia, 6000


  • SIBELIUS Finlandia
  • COPLAND The Tender Land Suite
  • STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite
Mar 5th & 6th, 2021 7:30 pm

Performance Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Symphony - Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Graham Dance Company / Santa Fe Symphony
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM, United States, 87501

Performance Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Symphony join forces with the Martha Graham Company for a 75th anniversary performance of Appalachian Spring. Also on the program is The Auditions by Troy Schumacher and Augusta Reed Thomas.

Mar 6th, 2021 7:00 pmMar 21st, 2021 6:00 pmMar 28th, 2021 6:00 pm

Soto / Scholz / Schröder

Mario Schröder, choreographer / Leipziger Ballett / Gewandhausorchester / Matthias Foremny
Opernhaus, Augustusplatz 12, Leipzig, Germany, 04109

Choreography by Cayetano Soto, Uwe Scholz and Mario Schröder with music by David Lang, Robert Schumann and Aaron Copland.

Jun 3rd, 2021 7:30 pm

Sibelius Symphony No 5

London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS


  • COPLAND Orchestra Variations
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No 2
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No 5

    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

    Latest News

    Album Roundup 2020

    As this year comes to a close, take a look back at new recordings of Copland’s music released in 2020.

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    New Album: Caprices and Laments

    Clarinettist Maximiliano Martín’s latest recording project, Caprices and Laments: Clarinet Concertos by Nielsen, Copland & MacMillan, is scheduled for release in January 2021. Pre-order now available.

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    New MUSA Edition: Appalachian Spring

    MUSA’s latest edition breathes new life into one of Copland’s most famous scores. Printed copies now available.

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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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