With iconic works like "Rodeo," "Billy the Kid," and "Appalachian Spring," Aaron Copland (1900-1990) single-handedly defined the "American" sound in classical music. We mark the composer's birthday anniversary with a liberal sprinkling of his works, including "Simple Gifts," the Violin Sonata, and the Piano Variations.
Also Featured Tonight
Caleb Burhans / a moment for Nick Drake
Nick Drake / Hanging on a Star
Robert Kyr / Violin Concerto No. 2, "On the Nature of Harmony"
Johann Sebastian Bach / Concerto for Three Harpsichords and Strings
Philip Glass / Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra