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!
- Film Screenings with Pat Padua (Friday evenings in September and January)
- AMS Lectures (two lectures sponsored by the American Musicological Society)
- High Noon Curator Lectures (a series of free noontime lectures -- no tickets required)
- Technofiles (Exploring how technology influences the ways we create, perform and experience music)
- #Declassified (Encounters with artifacts and ideas)
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.