Friday, September 13, 2013

Shapero Memorial Concert

Not what it's called, but that's what it is:

The Piano Music of Harold Shapero with Sally Pinkas and Evan Hirsch
Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m., Slosberg Music Center, Brandeis University
Free and open to the public

The Brandeis Department of Music pays tribute to Harold Shapero, a beloved Brandeis professor emeritus and acclaimed neo-classical composer. The event will include a display of his accomplishments, speakers from the music community, and a performance by the virtuosic Hirsch-Pinkas Piano Duo, featuring Sally Pinkas and Evan Hirsch. Shapero was a contemporary and lifelong friend of Aaron Copland and fellow Brandeis faculty members Arthur Berger, Leonard Bernstein, and Irving Fine. His compositions were recognized with numerous accolades, including the Prix de Rome, a Naumburg Fellowship, two Guggenheim Fellowships, and a Fulbright Fellowship.

More on concerts at Brandeis here.

[Update: typo in Aaron Copland's name fixed, as it has been on the Brandeis web page.]


Michael Strickland said...

Is Aaron Copeland a distant cousin of Aaron Copland?

Lisa Hirsch said...

Cut & paste - I will email them. %^)

Lisa Hirsch said...

Ahaha - fixed already. I wonder how much email they got?

Anonymous said...

Argh. When I saw the "update" note, which was the first time I saw this post, I was going to say, "Please don't tell me they spelled it 'Copeland'." Argh!

Lisa Hirsch said...

Sorry, but yeah. That is what happened.