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Monday, March 7, 2022

Copland House: UNDERSCORED - Virtual Event

Presented by Music from Copland House and co-produced with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, this 45-minute virtual program includes a complete performance by MCH of one important American work, past or present, followed by a live Q&A with composer, artists, and viewers.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 4 PM

Sounds of Westchester

Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

Westchester has been home to one of the richest musical legacies in America, as generations of composers found inspiration and solace here. As Aaron Copland said, ”I moved to this county to avoid the interruptions of the city; the woods, the quiet and the privacy, were essential for my creative work.” Music from Copland House’s eclectic, entertaining program journeys across 100 years of music by Westchester natives or transplants, ranging widely from Gilded Age Romanticism to mid-century Modernist and neo-Stravinskian romps, and embracing the sounds of vibrant folk songs, British fifes, and languid ballads. The concert features a trio of Pulitzer Prize winners (Aaron Copland, Joan Tower, and Samuel Barber), Old and New World masters (Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Pierre Jalbert) and one genuine, undefinable maverick (Percy Grainger). You won’t “hear” Westchester again in the quite same way again!.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Copland House: UNDERSCORED - Virtual Event

Presented by Music from Copland House and co-produced with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, this 45-minute virtual program includes a complete performance by MCH of one important American work, past or present, followed by a live Q&A with composer, artists, and viewers.

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Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 4 PM

Lives Entwined

Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

Three vibrant works trace personal journeys of three generations of important composers, and their connections to inner selves, outer worlds, and the relationships between them. The iconic Leonard Bernstein’s early Piano Trio, written as a teenager in the 1930s, mirrors the creative tensions, evolution, and emergence of an extravagantly-gifted young artist discovering his artistic voice. Gabriela Lena Frank’s Four Folk Songs for Piano Trio is centered around identity, roots, and the composer’s engagement with the traditions of her Peruvian-Chinese-Lithuanian-Jewish ancestry. Highlighting the program is the World Premiere of Emmy Award-winner John Musto’s Piano Quintet, a new chamber version adapting his orchestral Sinfonietta celebrating life and commemorating the loss of a close friend.

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Copland House: UNDERSCORED - Virtual Event

Presented by Music from Copland House and co-produced with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, this 45-minute virtual program includes a complete performance by MCH of one important American work, past or present, followed by a live Q&A with composer, artists, and viewers.

Programs and other details coming soon

Monday, June 6, 2022

Copland House: UNDERSCORED - Virtual Event

Presented by Music from Copland House and co-produced with The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, this 45-minute virtual program includes a complete performance by MCH of one important American work, past or present, followed by a live Q&A with composer, artists, and viewers.

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 4 PM

"MAGIC CHARM ... UP MY SLEEVE": A JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN MUSIC & WORD

Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

The beloved and formidable Maya Angelou once wrote a lyric for composer Richard Danielpour, in which her fearless speaker exclaimed “I’ve got a magic charm / That I keep up my sleeve,” from a song called Life Doesn’t Frighten Me. The words proudly point to the power and resilience of the human spirit – which this exhilarating concert salutes on this important but long-overlooked day in American history. This wide-ranging program reaches back into the late-19th-century parlor-style, folk-based music of the pioneer Harry Burleigh (one of the greatest champions of Black spirituals) and the vibrant music, literary, and art worlds of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s through to one of the 20th-century’s most prominent African-American composers, William Grant Still, and down to such present-day musical leaders as Tania Leon and Shawn Okpebholo.

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Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brunswick, ME

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

A Standing Witness

Tanglewood Music Center, Lenox, MA

A Standing Witness is a major collaboration between composer Richard Danielpour and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. Commissioned for Music from Copland House and renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham by Music Accord, this cycle of 14 songs is a sweeping retrospective on pivotal historical events and moments in the U.S. over the past half-century. The program also includes Pierre Jalbert’s Crossings, and Aaron Copland's classic Sextet for clarinet, piano, and string quartet

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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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NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert

All-Copland instrumental program, direct from his beloved studio, with MCH artists performing selections from the Duo for Flute and Piano, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Three Moods for Piano.

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Copland: Through 1942

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