Concerts from the Library of Congress

2012-13 Season-At-A-Glance

AMERICAN VOICES is the theme for the 2012-2013 concert season, offering a packed lineup of 40 concerts, lectures, film screenings, master classes and workshops. Celebrating the rich tapestry of the nation’s musical heritage--classical music, jazz, folk, pop, country, rock, blues and gospel--the Music Division launches a new Songs of America project, and curates a season highlighting America’s Music at the Nation’s Library. We salute great American voices from the past, including Woody Guthrie, John Philip Sousa, and Victor Herbert, and spend a week with a composer who’s been called “the voice of America”, John Adams, in residence May 20-26, 2013. Our Talking About Music series offers in-depth conversations with artists, scholars and Library curators in panels, lectures and interviews, opening the doors to the treasures of the world’s largest music collection.

2012-13 Season Events

Concert Date Artist Tickets Available
Thursday, September 6 (12:00pm) Musicircus: John Cage Centennial Film Screening (Pickford Theatre) no tickets required
Friday, September 7 (7:00pm) The !!!! Beat: Volume One Jazz Film Screening August 22*
Friday, September 14 (7:00pm) The !!!! Beat: Volume Two Jazz Film Screening August 22*
Friday, September 21 (7:00pm) The !!!! Beat: Volume Four Jazz Film Screening August 22*
Friday, September 28 (7:00pm) The !!!! Beat: Volume Six Jazz Film Screening August 22*
Tuesday, October 2 (12:00pm) Dr. Barbara Heyman - American Musicological Society Lecture no tickets required
Saturday, October 6 (2:00pm) The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert September 5
Saturday, October 6 (8:00pm) Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir September 5
Wednesday, October 10 (8:00pm) Pamela Frank and Friends September 5
Friday, October 12 (8:00pm) Daniel Hope, violin and Jeffrey Kahane, piano September 5
Saturday, October 13 (2:00pm) Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration September 5
Wednesday, October 17 (8:00pm) Ron Carter Trio September 5
Saturday, October 20 (2:00pm) Rose of Sharon Joel Frederiksen - 100 Years of American Music September 5
Friday, October 26 (8:00pm) Pieter Wispelwey, cello and Lois Shapiro, piano September 19
Tuesday, October 30 (8:00pm) Founder's Day Concert: Morton Subotnick, Joan LaBarbara, Lillevan September 19
Saturday, November 3 (2:00pm) Prazak Quartet September 19
Sunday, November 4 (1:00pm) Stars and Stripes Forever with John Philip Sousa, IV September 19*
Tuesday, November 13 (8:00pm) Takács Quartet and Marc-André Hamelin, piano September 26
Friday, November 16 (8:00pm) Apollon Musagète Quartett September 26
Saturday, November 17 (8:00pm) Country Music Association Songwriters Series September 26
Thursday, November 29 (8:00pm) La Risonanza October 17
Friday, November 30 (9:30pm) on LOCation: ACME and yMUSIC (Atlas Performing Arts Center) October 17**
Saturday, December 15 (2:00pm) The Paganini Project: Peter Sheppard-Skærved, violin October 31
Tuesday, December 18 (8:00pm) Antonio Stradivari Anniversary Concert: Miró Quartet with Ricardo Morales, clarinet October 31
Saturday, February 9 (1:00pm) Music in the Lincoln White House: "The President's Own" United States Marine Band December 19†
Saturday, February 23 (1:00pm) Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music January 9*
Thursday, February 28 (10:00pm) Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder (Atlas Performing Arts Center) check back soon**
Saturday, March 2 (2:00pm) Paul Lewis, piano January 23
Saturday, March 15 (8:00pm) The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” check back soon
Tuesday, March 19 (12:00pm) Dr. Todd Decker - American Musicological Society Lecture no tickets required
Saturday, March 30 (1:00pm) African American Spirituals of the Civil War Dr. James Weldon Norris, Howard University Chorale February 20†
Friday, April 5 (8:00pm) Gabriel Kahane and Timo Andres February 27
Saturday, April 13 (2:00pm) Christophe Rousset, harpsichord February 27
Wednesday, April 17 (8:00pm) Stile Antico March 6
Thursday, April 18 (8:00pm) Pavel Haas Quartet March 6
Saturday, April 20 (8:00pm) Left Bank Concert Society with Patricia Green, soprano March 6
Friday, May 3 (8:00pm) Orchestra 2001 with Ann Crumb and Patrick Mason March 20
Wednesday, May 22 (8:00pm) Attacca Quartet April 10
Thursday, May 23 (8:00pm) Jennifer Koh, violin and Reiko Uchida, piano (Atlas Performing Arts Center) April 10**
Friday, May 24 (8:00pm) International Contemporary Ensemble with John Adams, conductor April 10
Saturday, May 25 (8:00pm) U.S. Army Blues (Atlas Performing Arts Center) April 10**

* Hill Center Box Office        **Atlas Box Office        †Special Ticketing

Concerts are presented in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building (1st and Independence, S.E.) unless otherwise noted. All events are free of charge to the public, but tickets are required, available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.comExternal link) or (202) 397-7328. For “special ticketing policy” events please email or call (202) 707-8437. Tickets for events at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, N.E.) are available through the Atlas Box Office (www.atlasarts.orgExternal link) or (202) 399-7993. Tickets for events at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE) are available through the Hill Center Box Office (hillcenterdc.orgExternal link) or (202) 549-4172.