Music from Copland House and Susan Graham – A Standing Witness

Susan Graham

$40 | $20 under 35 | $10 Students

Prior to the concert, join us for a conversation with the artists at 6:30 PM led by Professor Adam Green.


Pierre Jalbert: Crossings
John Harbison: Songs America Loves to Sing
Richard Danielpour: A Standing Witness

Music From Copland House’s adventurous and exhilarating concerts link America’s composers to their musical and cultural ancestry and to the wider worlds of literature, theater, painting, history, nature, and science. At UChicago Presents, the acclaimed resident ensemble from Aaron Copland’s National Historic Landmark home and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham explore what it is to be American with the world premiere of A Standing Witness by Richard Danielpour on poetry by former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. 

This concert is supported by Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation. Presented in partnership with Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture and UChicago Arts.

UChicago Presents events are open to all invitees regardless of vaccination status and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.