Current Season

Celebrating Music In New York

This concert celebrates the role New York City has played, and continues to play as a center of national musical culture in the 20th century. At the same time, tonight’s concert marks the 60th anniversary of the American Symphony Orchestra.  The ASO was founded by Leopold Stokowski in the early sixties. Lincoln Center—the not altogether wise (in terms of the character of cities) dream of bringing the major performing arts…


Celebrating New York

Aaron Copland  Born November 14, 1900, in Brooklyn, New York Died December 2, 1990, in North Tarrytown, New York Quiet City Composed 1939-1941 Orchestra version premiered on January 28, 1941 in New YORK, Conducted by Daniel Saidenberg Performance Time: Approximately 10 minutes “My career in the theatre has been a flop,” wrote Aaron Copland to his friend and fellow composer-critic Virgil Thomson in 1939. Copland meant live spoken theatre rather…