Oct. 27 at 7:00 PM
Dominic McHugh on Lerner and Loewe and "My Fair Lady"
Oct. 29 at 8:00 PM
The Argento Chamber Ensemble performs works by Sciarrino, Cleare, and Galante
Nov. 1 at 12:00 PM
James Wintle discusses “Genre Division and Canonical Unity in the World of Heavy Metal Music”
Nov. 3 at 7:00 PM
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and author Andrew White gives a talk on jazz legend John Coltrane
Nov. 4 at 7:00 PM
"Just a Gigolo" (1978) features David Bowie in his first major film role
Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM
In "Absolute Beginners" (1986), David Bowie stars as an advertising executive in London
Nov. 18 at 7:00 PM
"Grafitti Bridge" (1990) is the unofficial sequel to Prince's "Purple Rain"
Busoni at 150
Nov. 19 at 2:00 PM
Pianist Sandro Ivo Bartoli pays homage to the great Italian composer and pianist Ferruccio Busoni
Dec. 2 at 7:00 PM
Rolling Stone recently called "Sign 'o' the Times" (1987) Prince's "great lost concert film"
The Tallis Scholars
Dec. 6 at 8:00 PM
Peter Phillips leads this legendary vocal ensemble in a concert that is sure to enthrall
Jason Robert Brown
Dec. 9 at 8:00 PM
This broadway legend performs his own music in a rare Washington, DC cabaret appearance
Dec. 17 at 8:00 PM
Rising stars, Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet, perform on the Library’s Stradivari instruments
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The 91st season of Concerts from the Library of Congress builds on our continuing mission: to give the music on the shelves of the Library a living voice.
Bringing the Library’s phenomenally rich music collections to life in performance and conversation, we present concerts, lectures, and encounters with remarkable artists, composers and scholars, plus film screenings and book talks: experiences to invigorate and inspire.
Join us for an exciting 65-event series launching October 17, offering classical music, jazz, pop, American musical theater and more. Coming up: luminaries like The Tallis Scholars, Mark Padmore, Tony Arnold, and Jordi Savall; world premiere performances of Library of Congress commissions from Wolfgang Rihm, Brett Dean and Steve Coleman; great jazz programs made possible through the generous support of the Reva and David Logan Foundation; and an 80th anniversary celebration for our Stradivari instruments, the gift of Gertrude Clarke Whittall.
Curious about music? You can immerse yourself in our Declassified presentations and curator talks, and investigate a range of musical topics, from heavy metal to Rachmaninoff. Take an evening for a transformative experience at the Library of Congress, all absolutely free of charge to everyone.
The Library of Congress and WETA Classical 90.9 launched a new radio series on April 1, 2016, presenting 13 one-hour programs produced from the Library's 2015-2016 concert season. Produced by Classic Digital Syndications, the series is offered free of charge to public radio stations nationwide. The series is hosted by Bill McGlaughlin with special guest hosts David Plylar, Nicholas Alexander Brown, James Wintle, Nicholas Kitchen, and WETA's Dan DeVany.
Library of Congress on Q2 Music
The Library of Congress and Q2 Music, the online stream of contemporary classical music presented by New York-based public broadcaster WQXR Radio, partners to release live recordings of recent Library of Congress commissions and U.S. and world premiere performances of contemporary works.
Full 2016-2017 Season
Opera Portraits Exhibition
August 11 - January 21, 2017 | Performing Arts Reading Room, James Madison Building.
The Charles Jahant Collection in the Library of Congress Music Division contains nearly 2,000 photographs of opera singers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, many of which are inscribed to him. The photographs on exhibit represent a cross section of important singers who performed in the United States.