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    Midday Thoughts

    A series of musings about, around, and related to Copland and his music featuring musicologist Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett
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  • 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

Jan 11th, 2023 8:00 pm

Nadia Boulanger #1

Lucile Dollat, organ / Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Mikko Franck
Maison de la Radio et de la Musique - Auditorium, 116 avenue du président Kennedy, Paris, France, 75016


  • PISTON A Symphonic Prelude
  • FAURÉ/orch. AUBERT Fantaisie pour flûte et orchestre
  • CARTER Flute Concerto
  • BOULANGER Trois pièces pour violoncelle et piano
  • COPLAND Organ Symphony
Jan 13th, 2023 7:30 pmJan 15th, 2023 6:00 pmJan 18th, 2023 7:30 pm

Unter Verdacht

David Orlowsky, clarinet / Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz / Gabriel Venzago
Konzil, Hafenstraße 2, Konstanz, Germany, 78462


  • GERSHWIN Promenade - "Walking the dog"
  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
May 5th & 6th, 2023 8:00 pm

Copland's Rodeo & Majestic Elgar

Nashville Symphony / Leonard Slatkin
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN, United States, 37201


  • COPLAND Rodeo
  • SLATKIN Kinah
  • ELGAR Symphony No. 1

    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

    Midday Thoughts: Copland, the Piano, and the Kapells

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth this fall, this Midday Thoughts looks at legendary pianist William Kapell's life, legacy, and his impact on Aaron Copland's music.

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    Midday Thoughts: Returning Next Month

    We're taking a break this month but will return with a new Midday Thoughts in October. Read on for a recap of the series so far and a look at what's ahead.

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    Midday Thoughts: Which Appalachian Spring? An Audiophile’s Guide

    Building on last month's article on the versions of Appalachian Spring, here are some of the most iconic and well-loved recordings of the work in all of its forms.

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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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