America’s musical past and future meet when the internationally-acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble – hailed by The New Yorker as “bold,” “adventurous,” and “superb” – moves its popular mainstage concert series to the John Jay Homestead this season. With its unique focus on 150 years of American musical creativity and imagination, explored within broad historical and societal contexts, MCH concerts – included among Westchester magazine’s “Best of the Decade” – offer ear-opening discoveries and surprising cultural journeys. The ensemble’s season features World and New York Premieres, revivals of 19th- and 20th-century masterworks, new pieces written by the 2020 Fellows of Copland House’s highly-anticipated CULTIVATE emerging composers institute (directed by Derek Bermel), and music inspired by the Gilded Age, and by the intersection of music and visual arts. Each program will last an hour, without intermission, and will be followed by a meet-the-artists reception.
Inaugurating this new series is a pre-birthday salute to an artistic icon and Music from Copland House’s namesake – a commanding figure who helped to define the sound and spirit of what he called “a recognizably American musical idiom.” Major chamber works, including the Violin Sonata, Piano Quartet, and Sextet. MCH ARTISTS: Derek Bermel, clarinet; Magdalena Filipczak and Pala Garcia, violins; Danielle Farina, viola; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; Michael Boriskin, piano. Additional concerts in this series include:
December 8, 2019, 4PM [AT LYNDHURST] – THE LISTENING EYE
March 8, 2020 – SOUNDS FROM THE GILDED AGE
April 26, 2020 – SPOTLIGHTS, NEW AND DISTANT
June 14, 2020 – CULTIVATE 2020
Individual tickets: $25, $20 (Friends of Copland House, Friends of John Jay Homestead, and Friends of Lyndhurst). Any 3 concerts: $69, $54 Friends. All 5 concerts: $105, $80 Friends.
Purchase tickets or get more information at www.coplandhouse.org/events-and-tickets/
Information and tickets may also be obtained at Copland House at (914) 788-4659 or via email or www.coplandhouse.org.
- November 3, 20193:00 pm–5:00 pm