Arts, Dining & Entertainment
January 9, 2018

Pianist Michael Arnowitt to discuss and perform Aaron Copland

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—Pianist Michael Arnowitt will present the music of Aaron Copland in a lecture performance at Trinity Church of Rutland, 85 West St., on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. The event, “Aaron Copland’s America,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. (Note: this event takes place on a special date on the second Wednesday of January.)

A longtime presenter for First Wednesdays, Arnowitt will perform and discuss the iconic and distinctly American music of Aaron Copland — including music from “Four Piano Blues,” “Piano Variations,” “El Salon Mexico,” “Conversation at the Soda Fountain,” his famous “Appalachian Spring,” and music he wrote for the film version of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”

Michael Arnowitt is a classical and jazz pianist and recording artist who has performed with orchestras throughout the U.S. and Europe. Arnowitt’s life and music is the subject of an award-winning documentary by the American filmmaker Susan Bettmann, “Beyond Eighty-Eight Keys” (2004). His First Wednesdays lecture performances have explored the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Stravinsky, and George Gershwin.

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Rutland are held at Rutland Free Library unless otherwise noted. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public. See the full schedule of Rutland First Wednesdays talks.

For more information, contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626 or info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit vermonthumanities.org.

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