Music from Copland House – SPOTLIGHTS, NEW AND DISTANT

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.

Journeying across a century of instrumental virtuosity and “star-turns,” animated by gospel singing, Latin rhythms, Baroque chamber music, and French country idylls. World Premiere by John Musto (Piano Trio No. 2)*, plus works by Derek Bermel (Soul Garden), Aaron Jay Kernis (Air), Arthur Foote (Nocturne), and Ernest Bloch (Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Strings). MCH ARTISTS: Marina Piccinini, flute; Magdalena Filipczak and Curtis Macomber, violins; Danielle Farina and Paul Neubauer, violas; Thomas Kraines and Clare Monfredo, cellos; Michael Boriskin, piano. Additional concerts in this series:

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.

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  • April 26, 20203:00 pm–5:00 pm