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Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring at 75: Celebrating “A Legend of American Living”

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Three-quarters of a century ago this fall, two of America’s most formidable artists – modern dance pioneer Martha Graham and “Dean of American Composers” Aaron Copland – undertook their only collaboration.  Together, they created an enduring tale of struggle, survival, renewal, friendship, and faithfulness that immediately became a beloved landmark in twentieth century American theater – the Pulitzer Prize-winning ballet Appalachian Spring.  A triumph at its 1944 World Premiere, it was lauded by The New York Times for its “lean and tender beauty,” and as “the quintessential American dance work ... a lovelier work you would have to go far to find.” Copland House Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin brings special insights into this extraordinary work, which has continuing resonance and relevance today through what Graham once called its “inner frame that holds together a people.”


Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Michael Boriskin 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/11/2019 - 10/11/2019 Weekly - Fri 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Scarsdale, Hoff-Barthelson Music School  Map Michael Boriskin