National Public Radio presents the 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 in Reisinger Concert Hall at Sarah Lawrence College. 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. It will be the only broadcasting from America.
Fred Child, the host of NPR’s Performance Today, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this concert, which will focus on the music of Aaron Copland and offer a presentation of works by Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, William Grant Still, and 2004 Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Moravec. The concert is free and open to the public.
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 nation’s only American repertoire ensemble, sharing 150 years of musical heritage with audiences throughout the United States. It is the resident ensemble at Aaron Copland’s restored 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 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 recognized 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.