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Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

A glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer, and a sold-out smash at its Lincoln Center premiere and in cities across America. Hosted by his daughter Jamie Bernstein and featuring acclaimed soprano Amy Burton and pianists John Musto and Michael Boriskin, this multi-media cabaret is an affectionate portrait of Bernstein, sampling his most intimate works, as well as his favorite music, including works by Aaron Copland, Zez Confrey, Noel Coward, Raymond Scott, Franz Schubert, and Edvard Grieg. Also includes personal stories, and rare, archival audio and film clips of the Maestro himself.

Silver Center at Plymouth State University
Hanaway Theater, 114 Main Street, Plymouth, NH (map)
(603) 535-2787
silver-center@plymouth.edu

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 PM

ALONG A DESERT HIGHWAY

Music from Copland House

Works inspired by the grandeur, drama, mystery, and danger of the American West. The program features Red River, which, according to its much-acclaimed young composer Mason Bates, "traces the journey of the great Colorado River to its various destinations in the Southwest, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the California desert," and includes recorded sounds from the region. Native American Portraits by the beloved, 85-year-young master David Amram is based on the music of the Cheyenne, Zuni, and Seneca-Cayuga nations. Copland House's 2014 CULTIVATE Fellow David Biedenbender's Red Vesper is an expansive meditation on Utah's majestic Capitol Reef National Park, and was written especially for the emerging composers institute. And Tawnie Olson's Meadowlark was inspired by the vividly-colored yellow and white birds in their natural Western environments.

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY (map)
(914) 788-4659

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Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 PM

TAKE FIVE

Music from Copland House

Major works for piano and string quartet by Timo Andres, a Finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize in Music, and Lowell Liebermann, one of the most frequently-performed American composers. Andres describes his Piano Quintet as a "sort of thought-experiment" inspired by one of his "long-time favorite pieces," the great Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann; based on a simple, four-note melodic motif "stolen" from Schumann, Andres built "a single, large-scale form constructed out of several simpler" components. Liebermann's epic Quintet for Piano and Strings revels in the gestures and rhetoric of a rich, flamboyant neo-Romanticism, creating a ferocious, swashbuckling work that is, in turn, eerie, serene, off-kilter, and blazingly virtuosic.

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY (map)
(914) 788-4659

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3 PM

CULTIVATE 2017

Music from Copland House

Hear tomorrow's masters today! World Premieres of no-fewer-than six brand-new works created by the Fellows of Copland House's flagship, annual emerging composers institute. This season finale is the culmination of this week-long, all-scholarship creative workshop and mentoring program for highly-gifted young composers at the start of their professional careers.
(Supported by the ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, BMI Foundation, NewMusicUSA, Jandon Foundation, and John G. Strugar.)

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455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY (map)
(914) 788-4659

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Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 3 PM

ALONG A DESERT HIGHWAY

Music from Copland House

Music by David Amram, Mason Bates, David Biedenbender, and Tawnie Olson
Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

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