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Copland House Takes Over a 130-Acre Bedford Estate


Copland House has always made room for amazing composer-in-residences, but they’ll be able to support more artists—and give them a venue for public performance—now that they’ve taken over the 130-acre Merestead Estate in Bedford. “Under a multimillion-dollar public-private partnership, Copland House will offer composers’ residencies, workshops, and public concert series,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “The mansion—still furnished with the original four-poster beds, fainting chairs and free-standing bathtubs—will provide the living quarters, while the farm buildings are given over to artists’ studios.”

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