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May 19th, 2022 7:00 pmMay 20th, 2022 8:00 pmMay 21st, 2022 8:00 pmMay 22nd, 2022 2:00 pm

Ballet Extravaganza

Nashville Symphony; Nashville Ballet / Giancarlo Guerrero
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Pl, Nashville, TN, United States, 37201


  • COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
  • STRAVINSKY The Firebird
May 14th, 2022 7:00 pmMay 18th, 2022 7:30 pmMay 25th, 2022 7:30 pmMay 29th, 2022 6:00 pmJun 2nd, 2022 7:30 pmJun 11th, 2022 7:00 pmJun 12th, 2022 6:00 pm

Soto / Scholz / Schröder

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


  • SCHOLZ/SCHUMANN Second Symphony
  • SCHRÖDER/COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
  • SOTO/LANG Uneven

    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

    New Appalachian Spring Edition Wins Musicology Award

    The 2020 MUSA Edition of Appalachian Spring, edited by Jennifer DeLapp-Birkett and Aaron Sherber, was awarded this year’s Claude V. Palisca Award from the American Musicological Society.

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    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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    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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