In April 2014, Pope Francis canonized Pope John XXII and Pope John Paul II, and on that occasion, Sir Gilbert Levine gathered orchestras and choruses from all over Europe and America to present works of hope and peace.
During my sojourn to Copland House, I talked with pianist and Artistic and Executive Director Michael Boriskin. ï»¿ï»¿In this podcast, you'll hear the story of how a grassroots movement saved Aaron Copland's house, how the composer thought to honor his favorite teacher in his garden, and how the house serves to promote the creation of new music.
I recently made a pilgrimage to the Copland House north of New York City. It's pretty much as he left it: simple, rustic, and woodsy. A little musty. Watch this space for more, including an interview with the composer-in-residence, Stephen Snowden, and enjoy this scrapbook.
When Jennifer Higdon came to Rochester as the composer in residence for the 2014 Women in Music Festival, her music was performed on a number of concerts throughout the week, including an âAll Higdon Concertâ at the Eastman School of Music Hatch Recital Hall.