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    Midday Thoughts

    A series of musings about, around, and related to Copland and his music by 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

Dec 1st, 2023 7:30 pm

Appalachian Spring

Utah Symphony / Teddy Abrams
Abravnel Hall, 123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 84101


  • BACH Keyboard Concerto in A Major
  • ABRAMS Overture to The Greatest
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
Feb 17th, 2024 7:30 pmFeb 18th, 2024 2:00 pm

Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Graham Dance Company
Power Center, 121 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States, 48109


  • DE MILLE/COPLAND Rodeo - The Courting at Burnt Ranch
  • GRAHAM/JOPLIN Maple Leaf Rag
Feb 11th, 2024 3:00 pmFeb 13th, 2024 7:30 pmFeb 17th, 2024 2:00 pmFeb 21st, 2024 7:30 pm

Copland Dance Episodes: A Ballet by Justin Peck

Justin Peck, choreographer / New York City Ballet / Andrew Litton
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023

An evening-length work by Justin Peck in collaboration with painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson featuring music by Aaron Copland.

Feb 23rd, 2024 7:30 pm

Carnegie Hall Presents: Timo Andres, Piano

Timo Andres, piano
Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY, United States, 10019


  • HOLCOMB Wherein Lies the Good
  • ELLINGTON "Single Petal of a Rose"
  • ANDRES New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • ELLINGTON "Prelude to a Kiss"
  • COPLAND Piano Sonata
  • ELLINGTON "Reflections in D"
  • SMITH Imaginary Pancake (NY Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • RZEWSKI Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
  • GLASS Etude No. 20

    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: Lingering and Emerging Questions about Copland's Prelude for Piano Trio

    Research often leads to new questions. This month, Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett takes us through new questions and possible answers from her summer research into Copland's Prelude for Piano Trio.

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    Midday Thoughts: Summer Break

    We’ll be taking a break from our regular monthly series for the summer. In the meantime, enjoy one of our first Midday Thoughts on how Copland’s music has transcended genre boundaries for decades.

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    Midday Thoughts: Copland Piano Trio Sees First Publication

    Copland's Prelude for Piano Trio is about to step out of the shadows. Ninety-nine years after he first wrote the music, his arrangement of orchestral music that he wrote for Nadia Boulanger has finally seen publication. 

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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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