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Monday, July 26 at 1:00pm AND 7:00pm [Eastern Time]

UNDERSCORED: Piano Trio No. 1 by Pierre Jalbert

Music from Copland House’s long association with Pierre Jalbert began when the ensemble gave the New York Premiere of his Piano Trio No. 1 in 2004, at which the piece was hailed by American Record Guide as a “masterwork.” Since then, MCH has performed the trio extensively around the U.S., and recorded it on an acclaimed CD. Balancing the visceral and the spiritual, the trio references life and redemption in its two sections. "Life Cycle" is propulsive, wide-ranging, and often primal, while "Agnus Dei" (from that portion of the Latin Mass about redemption and the cleansing of life’s sins) is meditative and chant-like. This free, 45-minute-long program features MCH’s complete performance of this remarkable work, and also includes an introductory conversation with the famed composer (called “an acknowledged chamber music master” by The New Yorker) and a post-performance, live Q&A with viewers.

Music from Copland House artists: Curtis Macomber, violin; Thomas Kraines, cello; and Michael Boriskin, piano.

(Co-presented by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and filmed by Jeremy Tressler)

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Monday, August 23 at 1:00pm AND 7:00pm [Eastern Time]

UNDERSCORED: Fine Lines by Viet Cuong

Fine Lines, by Viet Cuong, a 2014 CULTIVATE Emerging Composer Fellow and a 2015 Copland House Resident, was inspired by Pablo Picasso’s line drawings. In each of them, he wrote, “Picasso is able to capture the energy and personality of a subject with just a line or two, as though each subject has been distilled down to its very essence. As a composer I find many musical parallels to this, as I’ve always enjoyed making the absolute most out of minimal musical material ... Nearly all of Fine Lines was composed by distributing single melodic lines between all the instruments of the ensemble -- it's almost as if the instruments are playing ‘connect the dots’ with one another. Doing this makes the simple musical lines sound more complex than they actually are, in the same way that Picasso turns single drawn lines into images with so much life." This free, hour-long program features MCH’s complete performance of this delectable piece, and includes an introductory conversation with the composer, and a post-performance, live Q&A with viewers.

Music from Copland House artists: Beomjae Kim, flute; Moran Katz, clarinet; Curtis Macomber, violin; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and Michael Boriskin, piano.

(Co-presented by The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and filmed by Jeremy Tressler)

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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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