Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

Our spectacular 2017-2018 season celebrates 92 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.

2017 EVENTS

Day Date Time Artist/Event (Location)
Wednesday September 6 10 am GET TICKETS for the Ensemble Signal | Steve Reich: Special Event presented in collaboration with Washington Performing Arts. General Admission Tickets will be available for this event only starting on September 6.
Wednesday    September 20 10 am GET TICKETS for 2017 Concerts and Events from Eventbrite
Beginning at 10 am, you can get tickets for any 2017 event that is part of Concerts from the Library of Congress. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for Ensemble Signal, presented in collaboration with Washington Performing Arts, will be available starting at 10am on Wednesday, September 6.
Wednesday October 18 8 pm CONCERT: Ensemble Signal | Steve Reich (Coolidge Auditorium)
[Post-concert conversation onstage]
Thursday October 19 8 pm CONCERT: La Santa Cecilia (Coolidge Auditorium)
Tuesday October 24 7 pm AMS LECTURE: “The Kishineff Massacre” (Montpelier Room)
Wednesday October 25 7 pm JAZZ SCHOLARS: “Jelly Roll Morton in Washington,” John Szwed in conversation with Larry Appelbaum (Montpelier Room)
Monday October 30 8 pm CONCERT: Orlando Consort (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion – Pre-concert lecture]
Thursday November 2 7 pm LECTURE: "So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley," with Roger Steffens (Mumford Room)
Saturday November 4 11am #DECLASSIFIED: “Amy Beach at 150,” with Caitlin Miller (Whittall Pavilion)
Saturday
November 4 2 pm CONCERT: Solungga Liu (Coolidge Auditorium)
[12:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Friday November 17 8 pm CONCERT: Minguet Quartett (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Friday December 8 8 pm CONCERT: McCoy Tyner Trio with Joe Lovano (Coolidge Auditorium)
Wednesday December 13 10 am GET TICKETS for 2018 Concerts and Events from Eventbrite
Beginning at 10 am, you can get tickets for any 2018 event through June that is part of Concerts from the Library of Congress.
Monday December 18 8 pm CONCERT: Dover Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion – Pre-concert lecture]
Tuesday December 19 8 pm CONCERT: Dover Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium) - repeated concert

2018 EVENTS

Day Date Time Artist/Event (Location)
Friday January 12 8 pm CONCERT: Europa Galante (Coolidge Auditorium)
Friday January 19 8 pm CONCERT: Camerata RCO (Coolidge Auditorium)
Thursday February 1 7 pm FILM: Little Shop of Horrors (Pickford Theater)
Saturday February 3 11 am #DECLASSIFIED: New and Used Kreislers: Exploring the Fritz Kreisler Collection at the Library of Congress,” with David Plylar, Music Division (Whittall Pavilion)
Thursday February 8 7 pm FILM: Labyrinth (Pickford Theater)
Thursday February 15 7 pm FILM: Beetlejuice (Pickford Theater)
Friday February 16 8 pm CONCERT: Doric Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Saturday February 17 12 pm FILM: The Neverending Story (Pickford Theater)
Thursday February 22 7 pm FILM: Gremlins (Pickford Theater)
Saturday February 24 2 pm CONCERT: Vienna Piano Trio (Coolidge Auditorium)
[12:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture]
Thursday March 1 8 pm CONCERT: Quatuor Diotima (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Thursday March 8 8 pm CONCERT: Julian Lage Trio (Coolidge Auditorium)
Saturday March 24 8 pm CONCERT: Colin Currie and Nicolas Hodges (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture and conversation]
Friday March 30 9 pm CONCERT: Library Late - Spektral Quartet with Winston Choi (Coolidge Auditorium) - Program 1
Saturday March 31 2 pm CONCERT: Spektral Quartet with Winston Choi (Coolidge Auditorium) - Program 2
[12:30pm, Whittall Pavilion – Pre-concert lecture]
Friday April 6 8 pm CONCERT: Artemis Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Saturday April 7 2 pm EDUCATIONAL EVENT: OrchKids (Coolidge Auditorium)
Wednesday April 11 8 pm CONCERT: Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture]
Wednesday April 25 8 pm CONCERT: Gerald Finley and Julius Drake (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture]
Saturday May 4 12 pm CONCERT: Esperanza Spalding (Cooidge Auditorium)
Thursday May 10 7 pm JAZZ SCHOLARS: “Transblucency: Duke Ellington, The Wahingtonians, and the Realm of the Visual,” Robert G. O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English, Columbia University (Montpelier Room)
Saturday May 12 12 pm Bernstein Conducts Mahler (Pickford Theater)
Thursday May 17 7 pm "On the Waterfront" (Pickford Theater)
Friday May 18 8 pm CONCERT: Leonard Bernstein's America. Part of Bernstein Centennial Minifest (Coolidge Auditorium)
Saturday May 19 11am #DECLASSIFIED: “Bernstein and Social Identity,” Nicholas Brown, Office of the Librarian (Montpelier Room)
Saturday May 19 11am-5pm LECTURES/FILMS/PERFORMANCES: Leonard Bernstein’s America: Celebrating the Collection. A day-long program, an immersive experience anchored by an extensive display of manuscripts, letters, playbills, photographs and memorabilia, sketches, casting notes, and designs. (Madison Building)
Saturday June 2 2 pm CONCERT: Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Coolidge Auditorium)
Thursday June 7 7 pm AMS LECTURE: “Bernstein Conducting Himself,” (Montpelier Room)