A Virtual Celebration of Place, Life, and Community
benefiting Copland House

According to the ancient Romans, “home is where the heart is.” During these past surreal months, it has also been where everything is: a safe space, workplace, school, haven of solace. Aaron Copland called his beloved longtime home “my hideaway, my solitude;” we call it your home for American music!

Please join our family of creative luminaries and musical rising stars at A House of Our Own. This special celebration in word and music, features readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning, ex-U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, MacArthur Foundation Fellow Sandra Cisneros, and best-selling author and broadcaster Jamie Bernstein; music by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Grammy-nominee Derek Bermel, and Emmy Award-winner John Musto, in performances by our acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble; and other surprises!

Thanks to our extraordinarily generous and devoted Board of Trustees, we are delighted to be able to invite and welcome our many friends and supporters from around the U.S. and the world to this online fund-raiser for whatever amount you can give, starting as low as $50. Even more exciting, our Board will match your contribution to this event, doubling the impact of your gift!

During this time of unprecedented challenges, no gift is too small, and all contributions are 100% tax-deductible ... so please give as generously as you can!

Donate to Attend

All contributors of $50 and above will receive a private link to attend.
No gift is too small, and all contributions are 100% tax-deductible.

Please consider the following giving suggestions:

$150 enables one Copland House Teaching Artist to lead an in-school or virtual instrumental or vocal student workshop
$500 brings one Copland House Teaching Artist to a tri-state school or district for an entire day
$1,000 sponsors one performance by one of Music from Copland House’s artists
$2,000 pays for one Copland House family concert
$3,000 covers one month-long Copland House Composer Residency
$4,000 supports one CULTIVATE Emerging Composer Fellowship
$5,000 underwrites one year-long What’s the Score? in-school or virtual composer commission and fellowship

Photos from Previous (Live) Galas

(l. to r.) Michael Boriskin, Jamie Bernstein, Amy Burton, and John Musto performing at Late Night with Leonard Bernstein, Copland House's 2017 gala at Lincoln Center's Kaplan Penthouse. Photo: Tracy Ketcher

Crossings, the 2019 gala. Music from Copland House captivating the sold-out crowd at the historic Angel Orensanz Center. Photo: Travis W. Keyes


Dreaming on Lenox, Red Rooster, 2011: Chef Marcus Samuelsson plating.

photo by Tracy Ketcher
The Awakened Palate 2014

The Awakened Palate, Del Posto, 2014: (L to R) Copland House Treasurer Ezriel Kornel, Paul Shaffer, chef Lidia Bastianich, Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin, and commissioned composer Daniel Brewbaker.

photo by Tracy Ketcher

New York at Night, The Four Seasons, 2009.

photo by Trish Lewis

Paris After Dark, Le Bernardin, 2008: Gala underwriter Robert Morris, actress Mary Stuart Masterson.

photo by Trish Lewis

Troubadours' Feast, Restaurant Daniel, 2006: Chef Daniel Boulud, composer Richard Danielpour, Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin.

photo by Trish Lewis

Paris After Dark, Le Bernardin, 2008: Chef Eric Ripert welcoming Gala guests.

photo by Trish Lewis

Give Generously

All Copland House programs depend on the annual tax-deductible contributions of individual, institutional, and corporate supporters around the country and the world. Become one of our Friends of Copland House. Donations at all levels are welcome, and we hope you will give as generously as you can.

Featured Event

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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