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Aaron Coplandís America

March 27-April 8, 2006


CUA to Present Performances March 31-April 8

in Celebration of American Composerís Music and Legacy


From March 31 to April 8, Catholic University will present a series of performances in honor of composer Aaron Copland. Presented by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the events are part of Aaron Coplandís America, The Catholic University of America Presidentís Festival of the Arts, which also will include a series of films and lectures from March 27 to 30.


All but one of the performances will be presented at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. Tickets are $15 and $10 per night. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416.



Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 2, 1 p.m.

The CUA Musical Theatre Company, under the direction of Jane Pesci-Townsend and N. Thomas Pedersen, will present the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical as the opening performance of the 2006 Presidentís Festival of the Arts.

Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center


All Copland Concert

Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

†††††††††††† The CUA Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Kate Tamarkin, will present the concert, featuring four signature pieces: The Red Pony Suite, Appalachian Spring Suite, Old American Songs and A Lincoln Portrait. The concert also will include a presentation by photochoreographer James Westwater.

Church of the Epiphany

13 and G streets, N.W., opposite Metro Center

Washington, D.C.


All Copland Chamber Music Concert

Tuesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

The chamber concert will feature performances by CUA musicians and soloists. Selections will include Piano Variations, Vitebsk: Study on a Jewish Theme and Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson.

Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center


New Old American Songs Choral Concert

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

†††††††††††† The CUA Chorus, conducted by Leo Nestor, will present a choral concert that will mark the world premiere of New Old American Songs ó new arrangements by 10 regional composers of old American songs inspired by the folk style of Aaron Copland.

†††††††††††† Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center


Quiet City

Thursday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

†††††††††††† The CUA Department of Drama and Chamber Music Ensemble will present a semi-staged reading of Irwin Shawís Quiet City, which will mark the first performance of the play, featuring music by Copland, since it premiered in 1939. Kate Tamarkin will direct the ensemble.


The Tender Land

Friday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.

†††††††††††† The CUA Chamber Music Ensemble will present the chamber version of Aaron Coplandís opera, The Tender Land. Murry Sidlin will conduct.


MEDIA: To cover the festival films and lectures, contact Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.






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