Copland: Simple Gifts


January 2021
Copland: Simple Gifts

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

Aaron Copland wrote his two sets of Old American Songs for the great tenor Peter Pears and singular baritone William Warfield. From publication forward they were a national treasure, presenting American song tunes in the formal concert hall, placing the American folk idiom on the same stage as Mozart and Beethoven. Containing Simple Gifts, At the River, The Little Horses, Zion’s Walls, and many more, the Old American Songs stand as one of the great testaments of American musical life. Clara Osowski is mezzo-soprano soloist in Copland’s remarkable In the Beginning. Also on this program is the premiere of Beloved of the Sky by Canadian composer Tawnie Olson, winner of the 2018 Barlow Prize. Olson, whose music is described as glorious, ethereal, and mesmerizing, draws inspiration from politics, spirituality, and the natural world.

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Concert Schedule:

Thu, Jan 21, 7:00pm  |  Naples
– Vanderbilt Presbyterian
1225 Piper Blvd, Naples

Fri, Jan 22, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables
– First United Methodist
536 Coral Way, Coral Gables

Sat, Jan 23, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
– All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Drive Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Jan 24, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach
– All Souls Episcopal
4025 Pine Tree Drive Miami Beach

VENUE LOCATIONS & PARKING

Made possible by

Knight Foundation
Barlow Endowment
National Endowment for the Arts

Copland: Simple Gifts

VENUE LOCATIONS & PARKING

Jan 21, 7:00pm  |  Naples
Vanderbilt Presbyterian
1225 Piper Blvd,
Naples, FL 34110
Complimentary parking available on site

Fri, Jan 22, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables (FUM)
First United Methodist
536 Coral Way,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Complimentary parking available on site

Sat, Jan 23, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale
All Saints Episcopal
333 Tarpon Dr,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Complimentary parking available on site

Sun, Jan 24, 4:00pm  |  Miami Beach
First Miami Presbyterian
609 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
Complimentary parking available on site

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