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Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8 PM

LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Music from Copland House

An affectionate, multimedia portrait of the personal side of Leonard Bernstein.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL (map)
(239) 333-1933
info@sbdac.com

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Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 3 PM

THE LIFE OF BIRDS

Music from Copland House

Join us for a musical aviary exploring the journeys, habits, and "personalities" of some astonishingly versatile flying, feathered singers. The concert takes its name from a work by Mason Bates, the Kennedy Center's first Composer-in-Residence; calling it a "a web of short but dense moments from the aviary," the music visits parakeets, flycatchers, and other winged creatures at rest and play, in love, and in flight. Birds of Paradise by former Manhattan School of Music President Robert Sirota evokes the scintillating sounds of the stunningly multi-colored birds that live deep in the rain forests of Papua New Guinea, and is paired with a vivid film by the Cornell University Ornithological Lab of these birds in their native habitats. The program also features Lukas Foss's classic Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, based on the famous eponymous poem by Wallace Stevens, and a group of early 20th century songs by Amy Beach, Theodore Chanler, and Westchester's own Charles Tomlinson Griffes (one of the first faculty members at The Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY).

Copland House at Merestead
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

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.

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.)

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

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Sunday, March 19 at 3 PM

THE LIFE OF BIRDS

Music by Mason Bates, Amy Beach, Thedore Chanler, Lukas Foss, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and Robert Sirota

Copland House at Merestead
455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

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