Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-15

The Counterpoints series is expanding this season, with a head-turning range of events to sample: lectures, panels, interviews and conversations with performers, composers and scholars. Explore our different programs: Technofiles, #DECLASSIFIED, Friday Night Films with Pat Padua, High Noon Curator Lectures, AMS Lectures, and more!

Counterpoint Series

Additional Individual Events

Day Date Time Artist/Event (select the links to learn more about each program)
September 18 12 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: National Anthem [REMIX]
Thursday September 25 12 PM LECTURE: "Rebel Music," with Hisham D. Aidi, Ph.D
Tuesday October 10 12 PM LECTURE: "Race and the Broadway Musical," with Warren Hoffman, Ph.D
Thursday October 23 7 PM SPECIAL APPEARANCE: Stew discusses his career as a playwright, songwriter, poet and lyricist
Thursday May 2 2 PM SPECIAL PROJECT: Two Thousand Flutes: A special events from the vaults of the Library's Dayton C. Miller collection
Tuesday May 19 12 PM LECTURE: "Breakin’ Around the Bloc: Hip-Hop in East Germany during the Cold War," with Leonard Schmieding, Ph.D DAAD, Visiting Researcher, BMW Center for German and European Studies, Georgetown University (Whittall Pavilion). Free, no tickets required.
Presented in association with the European Month of Culture and German Historical Institute
Monday June 1 12 PM INTERVIEW: "Celebrating the Music of Machito." (Whittall Pavilion)

A conversation on the legacy of Afro-Cuban bandleader Frank Grillo (Machito) with his son Mario Grillo and Larry Appelbaum, Music Division. Free, no tickets required.
Presented in association with the Hispanic Division and the Hispanic Cultural Society.