Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

Irivng Fine Centennial LogoThe Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, is proud to commemorate the hundredth birthday of this important figure in American music history, described by Aaron Copland as “the greatest of us all.” A leading voice in the American Neoclassical School, Fine was a member of the Boston Group of composers—Arthur Berger, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss and Harold Shapero—who were hot on the music scene during the midtwentieth century. This landmark festival is the largest commemoration of Fine’s centennial in the world, and includes lectures, panel discussions, two new works, and concerts by the Chiara String Quartet, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, U.K. and more!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 12 PM

Iriving FinePhoto: Irving Fine Collection, Library of Congress

Songs of America Presented in association with Songs of America

LECTURE / Coolidge Auditorium

Nicholas Alexander Brown, Music Division, on Irving Fine and the American Woodwind Quintet with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band Woodwind Quintet.— Learn more

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2 PM

FILM SCREENING / Pickford Theater

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Historic Video: Charles Munch Conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Fine & Debussy

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 6:30 PM

DISCUSSION / Whittall Pavilion

Jefferson Friedman discusses his Library of Congress commission with David H. Plylar, Music Division

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 8 PM

CONCERT / Coolidge Auditorium

Chiara String Quartet with Simone Dinnerstein, piano.— Learn more

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2 PM

SYMPOSIUM & CONCERT / Coolidge Auditorium

Irving Fine Centennial Symposium and world premiere performance..— Learn more

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 PM

CONCERT / Coolidge Auditorium

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, U.K.— Learn more

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