Copland & the Cold War

Saturday, January 31, 2009
Georgetown University
Davis Performing Arts Center – Gonda Theatre
Washington, DC

In 1953 Aaron Copland was subpoenaed by Senator Joseph McCarthy and asked about his dealings with Communists. How did the Red Scare impact on the artistic and national identity of America’s most famous concert composer? Our program traces his compositional odyssey: from student years to modernism, to 1930s populism and political radicalism, to a cerebral “late style.”

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