Featured Events

Sep 10th, 2020 7:30 pmSep 12th, 2020 2:00 pm

Songs of America

Thomas Hampson, baritone / Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Ludovic Morlot
Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, VIC, Australia, 3004


  • COPLAND Old American Songs
  • BERNSTEIN Divertimento
  • ADAMS Harmonium
Nov 6th, 2020 7:30 pm

Rouvali & Fröst in Lübeck

Martin Fröst, clarinet / NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester / Santtu-Matias Rouvali
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 5th, 2020 7:30 pmNov 6th, 2020 1:30 pmNov 7th, 2020 8:00 pmNov 8th, 2020 3:00 pm

An American Salute

Stephen Williamson, clarinet / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey
Orchestra Hall, 220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL, United States, 60604


  • PRICE Ethiopia's Shadow in America
  • FRANK New Work (World Premiere, CSO Commission)
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
    • Clarinet Concerto
  • BERNSTEIN Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
    • Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
Nov 25th & 26th, 2020 7:00 pm

Tilson Thomas conducts Takemitsu and Copland

NHK Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas
Suntory Hall, 1 Chome-13-1 Akasaka, Minato City, Tokyo, Japan, 107-0052


  • TAKEMITSU Ceremonial: An Autumn Ode
  • TILSON THOMAS Poems of Emily Dickinson
  • COPLAND Third Symphony

    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

    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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    Copland at Home

    As orchestras find new ways to share and connect with audiences remotely, here are some of their latest offerings featuring classic Copland works.

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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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