• 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

Nov 6th, 2020 7:30 pm

Gilbert & Fröst in Lübeck

Martin Fröst, clarinet / NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Alan Gilbert
Musik- und Kongresshalle, Willy-Brandt-Allee 10, Lübeck, Germany, 23554


  • BARTÓK Dance Suite
  • LUTOSŁAWSKI Dance Preludes
  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • STRAVINSKY Petruschka (concert suite 1947)
Additional Performances
Nov 13th, 2020 7:30 pmNov 14th, 2020 1:30 pmNov 14th, 2020 7:30 pmNov 15th, 2020 2:30 pm

Copland's Appalachian Spring and Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite

Stanislav Chernyshev, clarinet / Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra / Anna Skryleva
Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, 3401 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX, United States, 76107


  • STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
Nov 18th, 2020 8:00 pm

Britten Sinfonia and Shabaka Hutchings

Shabaka Hutchings, clarinet / Britten Sinfonia
Barbican Hall, Silk St, Barbican, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS


  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • BERIO Sequenza IXa
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
Dec 4th, 2020 7:30 pmDec 8th, 2020 6:00 pmDec 23rd, 2020 6:00 pmDec 26th, 2020 6:00 pmDec 27th, 2020 6:00 pmJan 1st, 2021 6:00 pmJan 17th, 2021 6:00 pm

Die Märchen Der Gebrüder Grimm

Mario Schröder, choreographer / Leipziger Ballett / Gewandhausorchester / Felix Bender
Opernhaus, Augustusplatz 12, Leipzig, Germany, 04109

Join the Leipziger Ballett for a holiday time ballet by Mario Schröder for children ages 6 and up based on fairy tales collected by the Brothers Grimm.

    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

    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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    Copland's Third in New Baltimore Symphony Podcast

    On Tuesday, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra released their latest episode of Off The Cuff featuring Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony

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    Sally Bick's Unsettled Scores Available Now

    Now available from University of Illinois Press, Sally Bick’s Unsettled Scores: Politics, Hollywood, and the Film Music of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler focuses on the film score careers of both composing giants in a new light.

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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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