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Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

ENDURING IDEALS: THE SOUNDS OF FREEDOM

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms suite, and inspired by those iconic paintings, which were prompted by President Roosevelt's soaring 1940 speech championing America's foundational aspirations of liberty, dignity, human decency, and respect. Featuring a wide range of composers that only hints at the multi-generational richness and diversity of America's musical voices - 2006 Resident TOM CIPULLO, NED ROREM, TANIA LEON, MARGARET BONDS, EVAN MACK, JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, AARON COPLAND, KURT WEILL, 2015 CULTIVATE Fellow GITY RAZAZ, WILL MARION COOK, RICHARD RODGERS, LEONARD BERNSTEIN, and GEORGE GERSHWIN - beloved baritone James Martin (left photo) returns, with Music from Copland House, to salute enduring human rights and ideals, and reflect on the dire consequences of losing them.

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

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:30 PM

FROM BEGINNING TO END

Works by SHOSTAKOVICH, PUTS, LAM (Copland House co-commission, California Premiere), and FAURE, performed by Music from Copland House.

Fullerton Friends of Chamber Music
Fullerton, CA

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM

FROM BEGINNING TO END

Works by SHOSTAKOVICH, PUTS, LAM (Copland House co-commission, California Premiere), and FAURE, performed by Music from Copland House.

Chamber Music Monterey Bay
Carmel, CA

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Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 3:300 PM

Music from Copland House

Works by MOZART, BERNSTEIN, and FAURE.

Kendal-on-Hudson
Sleepy Hollow, NY

By Invitation Only

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM

RENDEZVOUS IN AMERICA

Opportunity and challenge in the New World! GUSTAV MAHLER, ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, ALMA MAHLER, ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY, BRUNO WALTER ... immigrants or sojourners all. Acclaimed soprano Justine Aronson (left photo) and Music from Copland House present rare performances of Schoenberg's Ein Stelldichein, Mahler's Piano Quartet, Alma Mahler's Five Songs, Walter's Piano Quintet (slow movement), and selected songs by Zemlinsky ... music of wanderers from another time, who came seeking new beginnings, fresh inspirations, and, often, a haven from tyranny.

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

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Memories and Premonitions

Sounds and spirits of the past often inhabit the music of the present. The ghosts of WOLFGANG MOZART, JOHANNES BRAHMS, klezmer, ragtime, Peruvian folk music, and Hindustani vocal music hover over works by WILLIAM ALBRIGHT, GABRIELA LENA FRANK, and 2012 CULTIVATE Fellow REENA ESMAIL.

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM

THE LISTENING EYE

The intersection of music and art, where the works 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winner KEVIN PUTS, 2007 Resident KATHRYN ALEXANDER, and others meeting the visual magic of Bill Viola and Georgia O’Keeffe.

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

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Crumbling Walls:  Picasso's Musical Canvas

Music from Copland House explores composers surrounding the revolutionary Spanish master (IGOR STRAVINSKY and MANUEL DE FALLA), as well as newer works inspired by his seminal art by ROBERT SIROTA and the World Premiere of our inaugural Harvest commission by 2015 Resident VIET CUONG (left photo).

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

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM

Celebrating John Musto

Celebrating the lyricism of the stage, the flair of the jazz club, and the rigor of the conservatory, which all come together in the scintillating work of a Copland House favorite, the versatile JOHN MUSTO. Includes the World Premiere of a new chamber work (a Copland House commission), his Piano Trio, and his own 2-piano versions of beloved works by Bach and Mozart.

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

Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM

CULTIVATE 2019

Hear tomorrow’s masters now, in the World Premieres of six new works written especially for our coveted emerging composers institute.

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455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY

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Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 PM

ENDURING IDEALS: THE SOUNDS OF FREEDOM

Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms suite.

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