• 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

Jul 28th, 2024 2:30 pm

Andris Nelsons conducts Lee, Copland, Thompson, and Stravinsky featuring Paul Lewis, piano

Paul Lewis, piano / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons
Koussevitzky Music Shed, 297 West St, Lenox, MA, United States, 01240


  • LEE III Freedom’s Genuine Dawn
  • COPLAND Piano Concerto
  • THOMPSON Alleluia, for unaccompanied chorus
  • STRAVINSKY Symphony of Psalms
Oct 9th, 2024 7:30 pmOct 10th, 2024 7:00 pm


Sebastian Manz, clarinet / Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie / Elias Grandy
Stadthalle, Theaterstraße 3, Chemnitz, Germany, 09111


  • RESPIGHI Trittico Botticelliano
  • COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • SHAW Concerto for Clarinet
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 73
Nov 14th & 16th, 2024 7:30 pm

John Adams, Copland, and Gabriella Smith

New York Philharmonic / John Adams
David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023


  • PÄRT Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
  • SMITH Lost Coast
  • COPLAND Quiet City
  • ADAMS City Noir

    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

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    Midday Thoughts: 75 Years of The Red Pony

    Aaron Copland's celebrated film score to The Red Pony was first heard in movie theaters 75 years ago, marking a significant moment in cinematic history.

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    Midday Thoughts: Editing Copland, Part 2

    Critical editions offer so much more than just the notated score. Explore what makes these editions unique with Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett as she walks us through her MUSA edition of Appalachian Spring.

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    Midday Thoughts: Editing Copland, Part 1

    The first of a two-part examination of recent editions of Copland's music, how they came to be, and why they matter.

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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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