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
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.
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
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.