Aaron Copland Conducts The Tender Land

May 30, 2024, 10:00 pm

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Aaron Copland with Marian Anderson, rehearsing "Lincoln Portrait" (Image: Allen J. Winigrad via loc.gov)

Aaron Copland leads the orchestra in an abridged version of his opera The Tender Land, recorded in 1965. Also featured are two jazz-inspired works: Bill Russo’s Symphony No. 2, The Titans, featuring Maynard Ferguson as soloist with Leonard Bernstein conducting, and A Tone Parallel to Harlem featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur. Alec Baldwin is your host.


William Russo: Symphony No. 2, Titans
Maynard Ferguson, trumpet; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Duke Ellington (arr. Wynton Marsalis): A Tone Parallel to Harlem
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Wynton Marsalis, artistic director & trumpet; Kurt Masur, conductor

Aaron Copland: The Tender Land (abridged)
Joy Clements, soprano; Claramae Turner, mezzo-soprano; Richard Cassilly, tenor; Richard Fredricks, baritone; Norman Treigle, bass; Choral Art Society/ William Jonson, director; Aaron Copland, conductor