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Dec 5th, 2019 7:00 pmDec 6th, 2019 8:00 pmDec 7th, 2019 8:00 pm

Celebrating Slatkin at 75

National Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C., United States, 20566


  • VARIOUS Yet Another Set of Variations (on a Theme of Paganini)
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
  • COPLAND Symphony No. 3
Feb 6th & 7th, 2020 8:00 pm

Gewandhausorchester, Alan Gilbert Dirigent

Michael Schönheit, organ / Gewandhausorchester / Alan Gilbert
Gewandhaus, Augustusplatz 8, Leipzig, Germany, 04109


  • SIBELIUS Nächtlicher Ritt und Sonnenaufgang op. 55
  • COPLAND Sinfonie für Orgel und Orchester
  • BEETHOVEN 6. Sinfonie F-Dur op. 68 ("Pastorale")
Feb 16th, 2020 6:00 pm

Ensemble Resonanz, R. Minasi: Bach, Copland, Iyer, Mozart

Olivier Patey, clarinet / Ensemble Resonanz / Riccardo Minasi
Philharmonie, Bischofsgartenstraße 1, Köln, Germany, 50667


  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • VIJAY IYER Crisis Modes (German premiere)
  • CPE BACH Sinfonie h-Moll Wq 182,5
  • MOZART Sinfonie Es-Dur KV 543
Feb 14th, 2020 7:30 pmFeb 15th, 2020 7:30 pmFeb 16th, 2020 2:00 pm

Program Three: Firebird

Justin Peck, choreographer / Miami City Ballet / Gary Sheldon
Miami Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL, United States, 33132


  • THARP/SINATRA Nine Sinatra Songs
  • PECK/COPLAND Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
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    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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    Aaron Copland's music is still widely performed around the world today. Find upcoming concerts and information in the performance calendar.

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    New Book Explores Copland and Mahler

    Matthew Mugmon takes a look at Copland’s relationship with Gustav Mahler’s music and its effect on his vision for American music in the 20th century in his new book, Aaron Copland and the American Legacy of Gustav Mahler.

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    Christopher Rouse, 1949-2019

    Beloved American composer and Aaron Copland Fund for Music President Christopher Rouse passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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    Appalachian Spring at 75: Then and Now

    To mark the 75th year anniversary of Aaron Copland and Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring this Fall, we take a look at the history of the ballet and what's to come.

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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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