National Public Radio celebrates American music with the acclaimed Music From Copland House ensemble in "An NPR Evening with Copland House" on Tuesday, April 11 at 8 p.m.. The concert will be taped before a live audience, and will take place at Reisinger Concert Hall at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville. Co-produced by the European Broadcasting Union, the concert will be broadcast to over 50 countries as part of Euroradio’s Concerts from Composers’ Homes series, and is the only program in this series originating from America. NPR’s popular, on-air host of its award-winning Performance Today program Fred Child will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this exciting evening, which will focus on the music of Aaron Copland, and also offer a colorful panorama of works by Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, William Grant Still, and 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec.
Hailed recently by The Chicago Tribune as “excellent musicians in vital performances…Copland would have been proud of them all,” Music from Copland House is this country’s only American repertoire ensemble, sharing 150 years of our nation’s rich musical heritage with delighted audiences throughout the United States. It is the resident ensemble at Aaron Copland’s restored, longtime northern Westchester (NY) home, which is the only composer’s residence in the U.S. devoted to nurturing American composers and their work through a broad range of activities. Music from Copland House has been engaged by some of America’s leading concert presenters, including Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles, the Miller Theater, and the Bard, Caramoor and Cape Cod Music Festivals. Its recently-released debut recording for Arabesque, the first complete cycle of all of Copland’s published chamber music, has been enthusiastically praised both across the U.S. and abroad. In 2003, Copland House and Sarah Lawrence College began an ongoing collaborative association that includes concert, educational, and recording activities.
The concert is free and open to the public. Reisinger Concert Hall is located on the Sarah Lawrence College campus in Bronxville, near the corner of Kimball Avenue and Glen Washington Road, just north of Exit 5 off the Cross County Parkway. For more information, please call Copland House at (914) 788-4659.