THE 2019 AARON COPLAND FESTIVAL • JULY 8 - JULY 21Immerse yourself in a two-week "Festival Within a Festival" honoring "the Dean of American Composers" with symphony and chamber works including Appalachian Spring, the Clarinet Concert, and the Sextet, as well as BMC's production of the acclaimed Copland and Mexico featuring music, multi-media, and film experiences curated by cultural historian Joseph Horowitz.
Monday, July 8: Chamber Music of Aaron Copland
BMC opens its 2019 Copland Festival with a selection of Aaron Copland’s small but powerful chamber music output, including the Duo for Flute and Piano, the Piano Quartet, and more.
Saturday, July 13: Copland and Mexico
Cultural historian Joseph Horowitz curates a program focusing on the relationship between Aaron Copland and the dynamic Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. A screening of the emotionally searing film Redes is accompanied by a live performance of the original Revueltas score.
Wednesday, July 17: Copland and the Cold War
Aaron Copland’s life spanned nearly the entire 20th century – he experienced it all. Here we examine Copland’s musical and social responses to the political landscape facing America’s artists in the period following WWII.
Friday, July 19: A Copland Celebration
Artistic Director Keith Lockhart celebrates Aaron Copland with three of his best-known works for orchestra – Appalachian Spring, the Third Symphony, and the Clarinet Concerto featuring BMC artist faculty member Steve Cohen.
Sunday, July 21: Copland's America
We close our Copland Festival as we welcome back Joseph Horowitz to present a program juxtaposing two powerful American landscapes – the Western expanse and the city. Through his music Copland is able to clearly evoke both urban energy and prairie grandeur, as he breathes life into the great metropolis and the grizzled cowboy.
LEARN MORE ABOUT AARON COPLANDBrevard Music Center Overture Magazine
• Fanfare for Copland: A Q&A with BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart
• Aaron Copland's America (Joseph Horowitz)
• Classical Music in America (Joseph Horowitz)
• Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man (Howard Pollack)
• The City
• The Plow That Broke The Plains & The River