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
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
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents a program of all-American favorites.
Choreography by Cayetano Soto, Uwe Scholz and Mario Schröder
Music by David Lang, Robert Schumann and Aaron Copland
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
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.