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Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:30PM

THESE STRANGERS

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

Migration tales of voyages with often unpredictable outcomes: ancestors fleeing war-torn Europe, exiles seeking new homes, people becoming strangers in their own lands … even music, itself, traveling on metaphorical journeys, “like a falling seed carried far from its home by the westward wind, [looking] for a place to land and take root.” Three Immigrant Songs by Lembit Beecher, The World Within Me is Too Small by Missy Mazzoli, Chinaman, Laundryman! by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Sympathy by Florence Price, Song of a Wanderer by Ke-Chia Chen, These Strangers by Jake Heggie, and Crossings by Pierre Jalbert. Featuring Nicholas Phan, tenor; and Music from Copland House.

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Monday, February 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Lost Freedom

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

Who exactly are “enemy aliens? And who determines that?” In a shameful episode in World War II-era American history, Executive Order 9066 changed the lives of over 100,000 Japanese Americans, by ordering their forced relocation into detainment camps. Actor-author-activist George Takei’s unforgettable account of his experience as a 4-year-old child, taken with his family to one such internment center, is the basis for Lost Freedom: A Memory, award-winning composer Kenji Bunch’s compelling new musical score that vividly reminds us that liberty isn’t to be taken for granted.



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Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM

A Standing Witness

Lensic Performing Arts Center, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

"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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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 8 PM

A Standing Witness

Penn State University, State College, PA

"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, March 5, 2023 at 3 PM

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

McKnight Center for the Performing Arts, University of Oklahoma, Stillwater, OK

This glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer was a sold-out smash at its Lincoln Center premiere and has enraptured audiences in major theaters across America, including the Ravinia and Gilmore Festivals, La Jolla Summerfest, and New York Philharmonic, and in Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Boston, Charleston, and many others. 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.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 8 PM

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

Lensic Performing Arts Center, Performance Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

This glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer was a sold-out smash at its Lincoln Center premiere and has enraptured audiences in major theaters across America, including the Ravinia and Gilmore Festivals, La Jolla Summerfest, and New York Philharmonic, and in Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Boston, Charleston, and many others. 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.

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Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5 PM

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

Pro Musica San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

This glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer was a sold-out smash at its Lincoln Center premiere and has enraptured audiences in major theaters across America, including the Ravinia and Gilmore Festivals, La Jolla Summerfest, and New York Philharmonic, and in Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Boston, Charleston, and many others. 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.

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Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 5 PM

Late Night with Leonard Bernstein

Pro Musica San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

This glittering, intimate journey into the life of the charismatic conductor and composer was a sold-out smash at its Lincoln Center premiere and has enraptured audiences in major theaters across America, including the Ravinia and Gilmore Festivals, La Jolla Summerfest, and New York Philharmonic, and in Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Boston, Charleston, and many others. 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.

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Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Past As Prologue

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

Time-traveling across the generations, growing fresh creative fruit from artistic seeds of the distant past. A riff on J.S. Bach that “morphs fluidly through the centuries and genres.” A memorial tribute tapping into the intricacies of Baroque counterpoint and the passions of Italian opera to symbolize a life intertwined with art, love, and humanity. A contemporary ballet score built on Medieval song and dance, flavored with Wagnerian gestures and Ragtime energy. The virtuosic repurposing of an English Renaissance hymn as the underpinning of a kinetic, stylishly contemporary work. These dazzling works bridge the centuries, embrace and renew artistic ancestry, and affirm the continuing relevance of a rich creative legacy. How can the same 12 notes of the chromatic scale be made to sound so different across six centuries?

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Monday, May 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Epic Vistas, Lonesome Roads

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

Five brilliant composers on real or imagined journeys across America’s vast, variegated landscape. The California desert’s arid, rocky terrain of sand, howling wind, and hidden life and history. The energy, fragility, and spiritual symbolism of the Chicago River, with transformed into a musical instrument. The impossible beauty of an immense Hawaiian volcano, ringed with exotic birds and plants, gauzy clouds at the crater’s rim, meteor-like rock, and hardened lava. The mystical allure of the Western flatlands, prairies, native wildlife, and spectacular nightly displays of the stars and heavens in a sky free of city lights. Plus the many sounds encountered on a freewheeling drive across the U.S. <

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Monday, June 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM

CULTIVATE 2023

Six World Premieres of new works by our 2023 Emerging Composer Fellows Copland House has commissioned especially for this program.

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



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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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