Copland’s America: Appalachian Spring
(Off the Cuff)
Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
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Marin Alsop, conductor
William Sharp, baritone
Old American Songs
What earned Aaron Copland the title “dean of American composers”? Even 50 years later his catchy, memorable tunes, woven so masterfully into his symphonic music, continue to be synonymous with the American heartbeat. What makes music sound American? Join Maestra Alsop as she uncovers the Shaker melodies, Copland’s colorful instrumental effects, and the stories behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning music which endures today as an American masterpiece.
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