The Tender Land Banner

Conducted by Murry Sidlin, Directed by James Hampton

Cancelled in accordance with the CDC recommendation regarding the CoVid-19 pandemic.



Aaron Copland, the “dean of American composers,” may have thought that opera was “la forme fatale,” but that did not stop him from creating a quintessential American coming-of-age opera. Inspired by James Agee’s and Walker Evans’ Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Copland had college singers in mind and thought universities were the most congenial venue for this work. Please join us in our congenial venue, the Hartke Theater.