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THE COPLAND FESTIVAL Erick Hawkins in the first production of Appalachian Spring, 1944. In the background, left to right: the four Followers, Martha Graham, May O’Donnell. (Music Division, Library of Congress)

AN EXPLORATION OF THE AARON COPLAND FESTIVAL Brevard Music Center, Summer 2019 JULY

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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. See pages 68-69 for details.

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. See pages 78-79 for details.

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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. See pages 86-87 for details.

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. See pages 90-91 for details.

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. See pages 83-84 for details.

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Profile for Brevard Music Center

2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...

2019 BMC Overture Magazine  

The seasonal publication for the annual Brevard Music Center Summer Festival. Overture includes all festival programming and program notes,...