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Oct. 10 at 8 PM
A quartet of two pianists and two percussionists exploring 20th-century repertoire
Rhapsody in Blue
Oct. 14 at 7 PM
Musicologist Ryan Bañagale reconsiders the compositional history of Gershwin’s most famous work
Oct. 14 at 8 PM
This acclaimed ensemble from Germany will premiere a new commission by Michael Hersch
Phan & Huang
Oct. 17 at 2 PM
Tenor Nicholas Phan performs a program pairing major cycles by Schumann and Britten with songs by Rorem and Bowles
Music of Hamlisch
Oct. 19 at 8 PM
With broadway stars Lindsay Mendez, Capathia Jenkins,Bryce Pinkham,and music director Ted Sperling
Pavel Haas Quartet
Oct. 23 at 8 PM
Martinů along with a double dose of Dvořák including his well-loved “American” quartet
Oct. 24 at 8 PM
This dynamic wind quintet’s program features a new commissioned work by Paul Lansky: The Long and Short of it.
Oct. 30 at 8 PM
Monk’s exploration of the voice as an instrument expands the boundaries of musical composition
Oct. 31 at 2 PM
Pomerium takes its inspiration from the renowned chapel choirs of the Renaissance
Bach Collegium Japan
Nov. 4 at 8 PM
Bach guru Masaaki Suzuki brings his critically acclaimed ensemble to the Library
Michelangelo String Quartet
Nov. 7 at 2 PM
On this rare U.S. tour, the quartet offers a program featurimg Shostakovich’s Third Quartet
Berlioz and Munch
Nov. 10 at 7 PM
D. Kern Holoman will speak about Charles Munch's and French orchestral literature
Pierre Boulez Films
Nov. 12 at 7 PM
Pierre Boulez and the Lucerne Festival Academy: Inheriting the Future of Music
Nov. 13 at 7:30 PM
Matthias Pintscher leads the group in masterworks by Varèse, Berg, Ligeti and more
New Music Workshop
Nov. 14 at 10 AM
A performance workshop with members of Ensemble Intercontemporain
Éclat & Sur Incises
Nov. 14 at 2 PM
These two films focus on two significant works by Pierre Boulez
Nov. 16 at 7 PM
Marie Rolf on "Debussy's Fascination with the Exotic: from China to Spain"
Anne Sofie von Otter
Nov. 17 at 8 PM
Join this Swedish mezzo-soprano in a program of Renaissance and Baroque songs
Nov. 19 at 8 PM
“The Power of Love” with operatic and instrumental music of Handel and Vivaldi
Rock 'n' Roll
Dec. 2 at 7 PM
Peter Guralnick on Sam Phillips, "The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll"
Fly Space 2
Dec. 5 at 11 PM
"Beyond the Backdrop," with Solomon HaileSelassie
Kreisler & Sibelius
Dec. 9 at 12 PM
Violinist Jani Lehtonen on Fritz Kreisler's arrangement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto
Dec. 10 at 7 PM
"Louis and Lil: A Couple Making Musical History," with Dan Morgenstern
Eric Ruske, horn
Dec. 11 at 8 PM
Ruske is joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien
Dec. 12 at 11 AM
Explore some of the compositions of Schnabel with David Henning Plylar
Borromeo String Quartet
Dec. 18 at 7:30 PM
A program including all six of the magisterial quartets of Béla Bartók
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Our spectacular 2015-2016 season celebrates 90 years of historic concerts, extraordinary music, and legendary performers at the Nation’s Library. In our splendid concert hall, nestled in the stunning architectural environment of the Thomas Jefferson Building, you can encounter an impressive range of musical experiences, free of charge. Learn more about getting tickets through Eventbrite
With nine world premieres for Library of Congress commissions and a week-long festival showcasing the Martha Graham Dance Company in works created for the Library, it’s a terrific year. We invite you to take a seat and sample our packed calendar of lectures, films, conversations and workshops, events to entice, intrigue and impassion. Over the 9-month season, we offer an exhilarating total of over 90 events to mark our nine decades as a distinguished presenter on the world stage. CELEBRATE WITH US!
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2014-2015 Commissions and Premieres
Continuing the Library’s great tradition of supporting the creation of new music, this season Concerts from the Library of Congress will present nine new works commissioned or co-commissioned by the Library. Representing a wide range of compositional voices, these commissions of new works by Michael Hersch, Paul Lansky, Hannah Lash, Matthias Pintscher, Gabriela Lena Frank, Brian Ferneyhough, Pontus Lidberg, Maria Schneider, and Frederic Rzewski will be performed by a stunning array of artists who share our belief in music’s bright future.
Thirteen one-hour programs, hosted by Bill McGlaughlin with special guest hosts Chloe Veltman, David Plylar, Nicholas Alexander Brown, Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, and Sidney Wolfe; produced by the Library of Congress Music Division and CD Syndications. The Concerts from the Library of Congress radio series continues a distinguished broadcast tradition of nearly nine decades. Launched with the first concert in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium—October 28, 1925—ours is the oldest classical music broadcast series in America.
The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge: August 13, 2015 - January 23, 2016 | Performing Arts Reading Room, James Madison Building.
Featuring selections from her personal papers and original music manuscripts commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation, this exhibit pays tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge’s remarkable life and legacy.