• Monthly Series

    Midday Thoughts

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

Feb 7th, 2023 7:30 pm

Copland Dance Episodes

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

The New York City Ballet presents a new, evening-length work by Justin Peck in collaboration with painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson featuring music by Aaron Copland.

Additional Performances
Feb 16th & 17th, 2023 8:00 pm

American Classics

Tiroler Symphonieorchester / Teddy Abrams
Congress, Saal Tirol, Rennweg 3, Innsbruck, Austria, 6020


  • GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
  • COPLAND Third Symphony
Mar 14th, 2023 8:05 pm

Kammermusik: Schumann Quartett

Schumann Quartett
BR Studio 2, Rundfunkpl. 1, München, Germany, 80335


  • BERG String Quartet, Op. 3
  • JANACEK String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
  • KRENEK String Quartet No. 3, Op. 20
  • COPLAND Movement
Additional Performances
Apr 16th, 2023 6:00 pm

Kammermusik+ | Schumann Quartett

Schumann Quartett
Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn-Saal, Augustuspl. 8, Leipzig, Germany, 04109


  • KREISLER String Quartet in A Minor
  • JANACEK String Quartet No. 1
  • KRENEK String Quartet No. 3, op. 20
  • COPLAND Movement for String Quartet
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    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: Copland on Being American, Part 1

    Aaron Copland was never just a composer; he was always an American composer. But what did that label mean to him? Read on in the first of a two-part examination of Copland's best known statements on the topic.

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    Midday Thoughts: Music and Imagination: Copland and His Audiences

    Music and Imagination came out 70 years ago just in time for holiday gift-giving. Get reacquainted with this Copland classic and the excitement around its reception.

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    Midday Thoughts: Copland, the Piano, and the Kapells

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth this fall, this Midday Thoughts looks at legendary pianist William Kapell's life, legacy, and his impact on Aaron Copland's music.

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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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