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Nov 14th, 2019 7:30 pmNov 15th, 2019 7:30 pmNov 16th, 2019 8:00 pmNov 17th, 2019 3:00 pm

Appalachian Spring and The Auditions

Martha Graham Dance Company; International Contemporary Ensemble
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, United States, 07043

The Martha Graham Dance Company and International Contemporary Ensemble present the 75th anniversary performance of Appalachian Spring with Graham's original choreography at Montclair State University as part of their Peak Performances series. The second half of the evening features the world premiere of The Auditions by Troy Schumacher with music by Augusta Read Thomas.

Nov 29th, 2019 8:00 pmNov 30th, 2019 8:00 pmDec 1st, 2019 2:00 pm

Copland's Appalachian Spring

Sang Yoon Kim, clarinet / Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra / Chia-Hsuan Lin
Ordway Concert Hall, 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN, United States, 55102


  • COPLAND Short Symphony
    • Clarinet Concerto
  • STEPHEN PRUTSMAN Godspeed (world premiere)
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
Dec 5th, 2019 7:00 pmDec 6th, 2019 8:00 pmDec 7th, 2019 8:00 pm

Celebrating Slatkin at 75

National Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin
Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C., United States, 20566


  • VARIOUS Yet Another Set of Variations (on a Theme of Paganini)
  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 1
  • COPLAND Symphony No. 3
Feb 6th & 7th, 2020 8:00 pm

Gewandhausorchester, Alan Gilbert Dirigent

Michael Schönheit, organ / Gewandhausorchester / Alan Gilbert
Gewandhaus, Augustusplatz 8, Leipzig, Germany, 04109


  • SIBELIUS Nächtlicher Ritt und Sonnenaufgang op. 55
  • COPLAND Sinfonie für Orgel und Orchester
  • BEETHOVEN 6. Sinfonie F-Dur op. 68 ("Pastorale")

    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.

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    New Book Explores Copland and Mahler

    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.

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    Christopher Rouse, 1949-2019

    Beloved American composer and Aaron Copland Fund for Music President Christopher Rouse passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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    Appalachian Spring at 75: Then and Now

    To mark the 75th year anniversary of Aaron Copland and Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring this Fall, we take a look at the history of the ballet and what's to come.

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    The Aaron Copland Fund for Music

    In keeping with his lifelong devotion to contemporary music, Aaron Copland created the Fund and bequeathed to it a large part of his estate. The Fund was officially announced to the public in 1992. The Fund’s purpose is to encourage and improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

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