Performances in Poughkeepsie and with Copland House

WHAT'S NEW: Two upcoming performances of QUIET CITY!

On September 17, hear Aaron Copland’s music as never before

Concert at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie features newly-discovered work by Copland and other rarely-heard American works

Reception follows with specially created dessert by
designer cake maker Kim Simons

Who: Saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and friends 
What: Concert celebrating the world premiere recording of music by Aaron Copland
Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
When: Saturday, September 17, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 at the door
More information: Contact Christ Episcopal Church at 845-452-8220, and visit the CALENDAR on this website.

My thanks to Boosey & Hawkes, who publishes all of Copland's music, for helping to promote this performance! They list this concert on their website about 2/3 of the way down.

On Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm, saxophonist and composer Christopher Brellochs presents a concert celebrating the CD release Quiet City, a world premiere recording of music by Aaron Copland and other American 20th century composers. The concert, at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St, Poughkeepsie, features Brellochs and his new adaptation of Aaron Copland's Quiet City. Although Quiet City has been an orchestral favorite for 70 years, Brellochs recently discovered the unpublished manuscript of incidental music to the play. He adapted the score, using the original instrumentation and restoring musical themes that have never before been heard. At this concert, Brellochs will describe his journey with this composition from incidental music to world premiere recording.

Also performing are GRAMMY-nominated pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, New York City Opera principal trumpet Donald Batchelder, clarinetist Mitchell Kriegler, and saxophonist Paul Cohen. The program features selections from the new CD Quiet City (Sono Luminus DSL-92135). The recording features American music by Aaron Copland, Leo Ornstein, Robert Aldridge, Walter Hartley, Lawson Lunde, and Seymour Barab.

Christopher Brellochs lives in the Hudson Valley where he is a professor and chair of the music program at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He earned a doctorate from Rutgers University, a master's degree from New York University, and a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College. His other recordings include solo CD, Apotheosis of the Saxophone (2008).

On November 13, hear "The City at Night"

Music from Copland House will present
Copland's QUIET CITY (restored chamber version)

Copland House presented one of the best concerts I've ever attended in my life with Steve Reich in attendance and answering questions; it is an honor to collaborate with them!

Who: Music from Copland House with guest saxophonist Christopher Brellochs 
What: "The City at Night" featuring Copland's QUIET CITY (restored chamber version)
Where: Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco, NY
When: Sunday, November 13, 3 pm
More information: Contact Copland House at 914-788-4659 or,
and visit the CALENDAR on this website.
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