Events & Tickets

Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 7:00 PM

FLEETING IMAGES, CAPTURED MOMENTS

Whippoorwill Hall, North Castle Library, 19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY

Step back from the din and frenzy of life as the exquisitely-detailed works on this captivating, hour-long program explore, reflect on, and react to the memorable and the commonplace, the tangible and intangible, the eternal and transient -- through words and music inspired by the imagery of nature, seasons, daily routines, dreams. Featuring the World Premiere of Wait Til Tomorrow, a Copland House commission by Eve Beglarian on poems by Bill Knott, as well as songs by Reena Esmail on texts by Wallace Berry, and Frederick Peters on poems of Elizabeth Bishop, and more. Music from Copland House artists are soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, violinist Siwoo Kim, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Michael Boriskin.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 6:30 PM

FLEETING IMAGES, CAPTURED MOMENTS

Elebash Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Step back from the din and frenzy of life as the exquisitely-detailed works on this captivating, hour-long program explore, reflect on, and react to the memorable and the commonplace, the tangible and intangible, the eternal and transient -- through words and music inspired by the imagery of nature, seasons, daily routines, dreams. Featuring the World Premiere of Wait Til Tomorrow, a Copland House commission by Eve Beglarian on poems by Bill Knott, as well as songs by Reena Esmail on texts by Wallace Berry, and Frederick Peters on poems of Elizabeth Bishop, and more. Music from Copland House artists are soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, violinist Siwoo Kim, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Michael Boriskin.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:30 PM

A Standing Witness

University of Virginia, Old Caball Hall, Charlottesville, VA

"A Standing Witness" has the potential to become one of the most influential compositions of this century" (Vermont Public Radio). This monumental collaboration between Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove was created especially for the incomparable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Music from Copland House. The soaring music and probing poetry of this epic cycle is a sweeping retrospective tracing enormous social, cultural, technological, and political upheavals in the U.S. since the watershed year of 1968. There is no more timely or provocative work for this pivotal moment in American history; these are, as Opera News raved, "songs America needs to hear."

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Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 6:30 PM

A Standing Witness

University of Virginia, Old Caball Hall, Charlottesville, VA

"A Standing Witness" has the potential to become one of the most influential compositions of this century" (Vermont Public Radio). This monumental collaboration between Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove was created especially for the incomparable mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Music from Copland House. The soaring music and probing poetry of this epic cycle is a sweeping retrospective tracing enormous social, cultural, technological, and political upheavals in the U.S. since the watershed year of 1968. There is no more timely or provocative work for this pivotal moment in American history; these are, as Opera News raved, "songs America needs to hear."

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Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 2:00 PM

American Songs and Dances: A Copland House-West Point collaboration

Eisenhower Hall, West Point, NY

Music from Copland House and the West Point Band team up for a sonic spectacular, featuring music by Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, Copland House Resident and Emerging Composer Fellow Viet Cuong, Anthony Barfield, and others.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 3:00 PM

FIESTA MUSICAL por Cinco de Mayo

Ossie Davis Theatre, New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY

Dating back over 150 years, Cinco de Mayo celebrates friendship and neighbors helping neighbors -- specifically the United States and Mexico. This free, hour-long program for families (kids over 8 years old) and the community brings together dazzling music by U.S. and Mexican composers -- including Manuel Ponce, Juan Pablo Contreras, Carlos Chavez, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, and Irving Fine, and Arturo Marquez -- in a joyous and fun-filled party in sound! Featuring Shelen Hughes, soprano; Siwoo Kim, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach; cello; and Michael Boriskin, piano.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM

CULTIVATE 2024

Elebash Hall, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY

Six World Premieres by our 2024 Emerging Composer Fellows which Copland House has commissioned especially for this program. Featuring new works by JaRon Brown, Claire Hu, Kevin Kay, Celka Ojakangas, Sofia Rocha, and Connor Elias Way.

Free tickets and More information coming soon!



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NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

NPR's popular Tiny Desk (at Home) Concerts come to Copland's beloved studio (with his not-so-tiny desk in view!) for a short program featuring Music from Copland House performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano (composed in that very room!), Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano. The program is available for streaming beginning on November 13th, and then accessible indefinitely.

Music from Copland House artists: Carol Wincenc, flute; Curtis Macomber, violin; and Michael Boriskin, piano.

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