Aaron Copland (1900-1990)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid, Rodeo

Fun Facts

  • At age 15, Copland decided to become a composer after seeing a concert featuring Polish composer-pianist Paderewski.
  • Copland was given the nickname the ‘Dean of American Music’ because of his generosity in helping and teaching young composers.
  • His Fanfare for the Common Man is used for American Presidential inaugurations.

Get to know Copland in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Joyce Fishman!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Copland’s Music

  • None at this time

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