Copland’s Lincoln Portrait
This Election Day we offer our 2018 performance of Aaron Copland‘s Lincoln Portrait, with narrator Mx Justin Vivian Bond and conductor Leon Botstein. Composed in his distinct Americana style, and using themes from “On Springfield Mountain” and “Camptown Races,” Copland put together text in which he quotes different documents and speeches by Abraham Lincoln, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the Gettysburg Address. May this music help serve as a reminder of what makes this democracy so great.
You can read the concert notes, written by former TŌN flutist Matthew Ross, by clicking here.