Beloved American composer and Aaron Copland Fund for Music President Christopher Rouse passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019.Read more
Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in a performance of music from the Americas. Part of the orchestra's Thursday 2 series.
Dudamel focuses on rousing music from the Americas, including a world premiere – featuring acclaimed Argentine virtuoso Sergio Tiempo – and concluding with the exuberant, infectious rhythms of Copland’s well-loved ballet score.
The Martha Graham Dance Company and International Contemporary Ensemble present the 75th anniversary performance of Appalachian Spring with Graham's original choreography at Montclair State University as part of their Peak Performances series. The second half of the evening features the world premiere of The Auditions by Troy Schumacher with music by Augusta Read Thomas.
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.Read More about The Man Behind The Music
Philip Rothman shares engraving tips after working on a new Copland edition, and memories from working with the late Vivian Perlis.Read more
In keeping with his lifelong devotion to contemporary music, Aaron Copland created the Fund and bequeathed to it a large part of his estate. The Fund was officially announced to the public in 1992. The Fund’s purpose is to encourage and improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.