• 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

Jul 23rd, 2021 8:00 pm

McGill Plays Copland

Anthony McGill, clarinet / Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop
Ravinia Pavilion, 418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL, United States, 60035
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Program

  • HAYDN Symphony No. 66
  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Jul 24th, 2021 8:00 pm

Boston Symphony Orchestra Andris Nelsons and John Williams conduct Montgomery, Williams, Copland, and Stravinsky

Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons
Tanglewood Music Center, 297 West St, Lenox, MA, United States, 01240
Description

Program

  • MONTGOMERY Starburst
  • WILLIAMS Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere)
  • COPLAND Quiet City
  • STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919 version)
Sep 16th, 2021 7:30 pmSep 17th, 2021 7:30 pmSep 18th, 2021 7:30 pmSep 19th, 2021 3:00 pm

Copland & Brahms

Bradley Hunter Welch, organ / Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi
Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX, United States, 75201
Description

Program

  • CONVERSE The Mystic Trumpeter
  • COPLAND Organ Symphony
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 1
Sep 30th, 2021 11:00 am

Welcome to the United States Of America

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra / Miguel Harth-Bedoya
Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN, United States, 46204
Description

Program

  • DAY Lightspeed Fanfare for Orchestra
  • BARBER Violin Concerto
  • COPLAND Symphony No. 2 "Short Symphony"
  • JOHNSON Drums: A Symphonic Poem

    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.

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    Latest News

    Album Roundup 2020

    As this year comes to a close, take a look back at new recordings of Copland’s music released in 2020.

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    New Album: Caprices and Laments

    Clarinettist Maximiliano Martín’s latest recording project, Caprices and Laments: Clarinet Concertos by Nielsen, Copland & MacMillan, is scheduled for release in January 2021. Pre-order now available.

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    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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    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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