The concert took place in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium and is dated October 31, 1944, the day after the premier of Copland's landmark work, "Appalachian Spring." "Appalachian Spring" was composed as a ballet with Graham as choreographer. Copland won the Pulitzer Prize for Music that year, and his music became an American classic. Graham has signed the program, "Devoted to the Dance Martha Graham and her Company," on the cover. Copland signed on page three where "Appalachian Spring" appears.