Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018
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Amy Beach at 150
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, at 11 AM

Whittall Pavilion

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Caitlin Miller, Music Division
Celebrate the 150th birthday of American composer Amy Beach with an up close look at some of her work held at the Library. Cait Miller of the Music Division will offer an insider’s look at special items in our collections related to this important composer.

New and Used Kreislers: Exploring the Fritz Kreisler Collection at the Library of Congress

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 at 11 AM

Whittall Pavilion

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David Plylar, Music Division
Fritz Kreisler was one of the 20th-century’s most celebrated violinists, but did you know that he was also a composer and arranger of great skill? We will look at selected compositions and transcriptions from the Fritz Kreisler collection at the Library of Congress, and perhaps even take a peek at the beautiful Guarneri violin he donated to the Library.

Bernstein and Social Identity

SATURDAY, MAY 19 at 11 AM

Whittall Pavilion

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Nicholas Brown, Office of the Librarian
Leonard Bernstein had a lifelong passion for literature and poetry, which heavily influenced his compositions like Songfest and West Side Story. Explore Bernstein’s interpretations of American social identity through his settings of poems by poets such as Gertrude Stein and Langston Hughes. Participants will have a chance to see rare source materials and manuscripts from the Leonard Bernstein Collection up close.