Featured Events

May 8th, 2020 7:30 pm

Propaganda Session One

Shabaka Hutchings, clarinet / Britten Sinfonia
Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2Y 8DS

Mantombi Matotiyana opens the first half, followed by Shabaka Hutchings, his band Sons of Kemet, and the Britten Sinfonia, performing works by Hutchings, Copland's Clarinet Concerto, and more.

Photo by Pierrick Guidou

May 14th, 2020 7:30 pm

American Romantics: Barber, Copland and Bernstein

Esther Yoo, violin / The Philharmonia Orchestra / Joana Carneiro
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, United Kingdom, SE18XX

The Philharmonia Orchestra presents a program of all-American favorites.


  • STEVEN STUCKY Radical Light
  • BARBER Violin Concerto
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
  • BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
May 24th, 2020 7:30 pm

Monica Czausz

Monica Czausz, organ
Walt Disney Concerto Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90012


  • BRAHMS (arr. Czausz) Six Pieces, Op. 118 - Intermezzo in A minor
  • KARG-ELERTSinfonische Kanzone, Op. 85, No. 2
  • BACH Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
  • BRAHMS (arr. Czausz) Six Pieces, Op. 118 - Intermezzo in A major
    • Six Pieces, Op. 118 - Ballade in G minor
  • COPLAND Preamble for a Solemn Occasion
  • TCHAIKOVSKY (trans. Guillou/Czausz) Scherzo from Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
  • WHITLOCK Fantasie Chorale No. 2 in F-sharp minor
  • DVOŘÁK (trans. Lemare/Czausz) Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Jun 6th, 2020 7:00 pmJun 14th, 2020 6:00 pmJun 21st, 2020 6:00 pmJul 3rd, 2020 7:30 pm

Leipziger Ballett Werkstatt

Mario Schröder, choreographer / Leipziger Ballett / Gewandhausorchester / Matthias Foremny
Opernhaus, Augustusplatz 12, Leipzig, Germany, 04109

Choreography by Cayetano Soto, Uwe Scholz and Mario Schröder

Music by David Lang, Robert Schumann and Aaron Copland

    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.

    Read More about The Man Behind The Music


    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

    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.

    Read more

    Christopher Rouse, 1949-2019

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

    Read more

    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.

    Read more

    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.

    Learn More