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Program Guide
This is our guide to the NPR Copland Centennial programs that aired the week of November 12, 2000. Be sure to click through to full program details for authoritative program notes by Jennifer DeLapp, Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Aaron Copland: Fanfare for an Uncommon Man
Aaron Copland lived a paradoxical life, full of what his biographer Howard Pollack calls 'startling dichotomies.' NPR's Melinda Whiting hosted this one-hour documentary exploring the man behind the music. Get more program information and read Jennifer DeLapp's essay, "Aaron Copland and America."
The Copland Tribute Concerts
Five one-hour concert specials, each of which focused on a different aspect of Copland's career and musical legacy, including a live broadcast on Sunday, November 12 of the U.S. Coast Guard Band which is currently available for on-demand listening. Get more program information.
Live: The Aaron Copland Centennial Concert
A live NPR broadcast that occurred on Tuesday, November 14, the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth. Broadcast from the Library of Congress, the program featured the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and special guest artists performing classic works including the new orchestral version of Copland's Midday Thoughts, commissioned by NPR. See our behind-the-scenes picture gallery and get more program information.
Live: The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
This live broadcast from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center aired on Saturday, November 18 and featured a program conducted by NJSO Music Director Zdenek Macal with NPR's Scott Simon narrating Copland's Lincoln Portrait. Get more program information.
The Copland Century
Broadcast veteran Charles Osgood hosted five one-hour programs showcasing Copland's most treasured compositions, many recorded by the New York Philharmonic exclusively for this NPR series. Get more program information.


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