All concerts started at 8:00 pm unless otherwise noted.
||Artist / Event
| September 28, 2001
DAVID KRAKAUER, Clarinet
with Brian Zeger, Piano and
Special Guests: Klezmer Madness!
"Bold, spirited, witty, danceable, poignant... one of the
most exciting clarinetists performing today."
* Janácek: Allegro movement
* Brahms: F Minor Sonata, op. 120, no. 1
* Messiaen: "The Abyss of the Birds," from Quartet
for the End of Time
* Reich: New York Counterpoint for clarinet and tape
* Debussy: Premiere Rhapsody
* Krakauer: Rothko on Broadway
* Traditional: Klezmer Set
|October 3, 2001
NSO CELLO ENSEMBLE
with Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
and Linda Hohenfeld, Soprano
World premiere of a new work by Augusta Read Thomas, "Blizzard
in Paradise", co-commissioned by the Kindler Fund in the Library
* Bach-Shulman: Pastorale-Aria
* Richard Klemm: Concert Waltz
* Alexandr Abramovich: Lyrical Fragments
* August Read Thomas: Blizzard in Paradise
* Boulez: Messagesquisse
* Stravinsky: Suite Italienne
* Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5
|October 11 and 12, 2001
||JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
* Mozart: Quartet in B-flat Major,
* Bartók: String Quartet no. 6
* Schubert: Quartet in G Major, D. 887
|October 20, 2001 (RESCHEDULE TBA)
|| PHYLLIS BRYN-JULSON, Soprano and
SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC
||Washington premiere of An American Decameron,
a song cycle by Richard Felciano based on Studs Terkel's Working
and Coming of Age. Commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation
in the Library of Congress.
|October 26, 2001
ANDREW MANZE, Baroque Violin with Richard Egarr, Harpsichord
"...a ferocious period violinist...
one of fiddledom's great improvisers..."
* Corelli: Sonata from op. 5
* Fontana: Sonata VI
* Uccellini: Toccata sopra Sonata V, op. VI
* Rossi: Toccata for solo harpsichord
* Bonporti: Invention from op. 10
* Pandolfi: Sonata op. 3, no. 2 ("La Cesta"),
Sonata op. 3, no. 4 ("La Castella"), Sonata op. 3, no.
5 ("La Clemente"), Sonata op. 3, no. 6 ("La Sabbatina")
* Corelli: Follia, op. 5, no. 12
October 30, 2001
EIGHTH BLACKBIRD (Naumburg Chamber Music Award
"The audience hooted, hollered, clapped, and stamped... this
crowd was moved!"
Annual Founder's Day Concert
* Minimum Security Composers Collective: Trailer
* Frederic Rzewski: Pocket Symphony
* Daniel Kellogg: Divinum Mysterium
|November 9, 2001
PETERSEN STRING QUARTET
with John Ferrari, Percussion
"...imagination to make the familiar sound new."
* Haydn: Quartet in B-flat Major,
Op 76, no. 4 ("Sunrise")
* Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet
* Thomas Oboe Lee: "Morango Almost A Tango" (Washington
* Pavel Hass: Quartet no. 2 for String Quartet and Percussion
|November 15, 2001
CHERISH THE LADIES
"...a terrific sense of fun and heaps of music in their fingers
| The first and only all-women traditional Irish
band, most sought-after Irish-American group in Celtic music history.
World premiere of a piece for violin and piano by Donna Long, commissioned
by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress.
| November 16, 2001 (CANCELLED)
"...fine, carefree rapture... truly of one breath, one mind."
* Haydn: Divertimento "Chorale
* Johann Sobeck: Quintet, op.9
* Carter: Quintet
* Reicha: Quintet in B-flat Major, op. 100, no. 6
* Ibert: Trois pièces brèves
|November 30, and December 1, 2001
JUSTICE by Roger Reynolds
(commissioned by the Julian E. Berla
and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress)
The tale of Agamemnon's conflict with Clytemnestra–a
collision of the public and personal worlds–enacted from Clytemnestra's
perspective by Carmen Pelton, soprano; Donnah Welby, actress; Steven
Schick, percussionist, and an intricate choreography of multichannel
computer sound– designed by Peter Otto and engineered by Josef
Kucera. The majestic space of the Great Hall of the Library's Jefferson
Building comes alive with the resonances of a uniquely contemporary
multimedia event, staged by Henry Fonte.
This production was made possible by a generous grant from
The William and Flora Hewett Foundation.
|December 5, 2001
"Innovative and invigorating works... infectious enthusiasm"
* Fontyn: Sul cuor della terra
* Mozart: Flute Quartet in A Major, K. 298
* Stravinsky: Elegy for Viola solo
* Carter: Enchanted Preludes for Flute and Cello
* Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
* Gubaidulina: Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten for
Flute, Viola, and Harp
* Rudhyar: Dark Passage (World Premiere)
Presented in cooperation with the Flemish Community at the
Embassy of Belgium.
|December 7. 2001
ZEHETMAIR STRING QUARTET
"Refreshing fearlessness...joyful precision and humor."
* Beethoven: String Quartet in D Major,
op. 18, no. 3
* Veress: String Quartet no. 1
* Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, op. 51, no. 2
|December 8, 2001
||ENSEMBLE AURORA (on period instruments)
directed by Enrico Gatti with Gloria Banditelli, Mezzo-soprano
* Corelli: Sonata a tre op. II no.
* Scarlatti: Cantata "Bella madre de' fiori"
* Bononcini: Cantata "Il Lamento d'Olimpia"
* Vivaldi: Sonata a tre op.I no. 12 ("La Follia")
* Bononcini: Cantata "Care luci del mio bene"
Presented in cooperation with the Instituto Italiano di Cultura.
|December 18 and 19, 2001
||JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
* Bacon: Sonata for Violin and Piano
* Beethoven: String Trio in C Minor, op. 9, no. 3
* Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563
|January 16, 2002
(Rescheduled from October 19, 2001)
NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG, Michael Barrett
and Steven Blier, Artistic Directors
"The real stuff, performed by superb musicians who love and
Harlem Renaissance, the dynamic arts movement
of the 1920s and 1930s led by Black American artists and intellectuals,
is celebrated in music and lyrics by Eubie Blake, Zora Neale Hurston,
Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and others.
|February 1 and 2, 2002
BARNUM'S BIRD by Libby Larsen
Musical direction: Philip Brunelle
Stage direction: Jon Cranney
Show business meets great art in this compelling cabaret opera
about the American tour of the most beloved opera star of her time
--the Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind--and the impresario who arranged
it, the world-class showman P. T. Barnum. Cast includes Esther Heideman
as Jenny Lind and Gary Briggle as P. T. Barnum.
Co-commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Odyssey
Commissioning Program of the Plymouth Music Series.
This production was made possible in part by a grant from The
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
|February 8, 2002
LIWEI QIN, Cello (Winner Naumburg Cello Competition) with Jeremy
"....heartfelt conviction that is totally riveting... "
* Boccherini: Sonata in A Major
* Ligeti: Solo Sonata
* Barber: Cello Sonata, op. 6
* Kodaly: Solo Sonata, op. 8
* Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, op. 70
|February 9, 2002
* Beethoven: Trio in D Major, Op.
70, no. 1
* Copland: Vitebsk Trio
* Mendelssohn: Trio in C Minor, op. 66
Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of the Netherlands.
|March 1, 2002
ELAINE FUNARO, Harpsichord
"A strikingly individual presence on the North American scene,
redefining the harpsichord as an instrument of our time."
* Howells: Lambert's Clavichord, op.
* Strorace: Ballo della Battaglia
* Kent Holliday: Dances from Colca Canyon
* Timothy Brown: Suite Española
* Thomé: Rigodon
* Cervo: Pequeña Suite Brasileira
* Platti: Sonata in F Major
* Sally Mosher: Bossa Nova, Downtown Swagger Rag
|March 5, 2002
APOLLO'S FIRE (on period instruments) directed by Jeannette Sorrell
"A miracle of refinement and character at the service of musical
* Telemann: Concerto Polonaise in
G, Don Quixote Suite, Grillen-Symphonie (Cricket Symphony)
* James Hewitt: The Battle of Trenton (reconstructed by
* Vivaldi-Sorrell: Summer from Four Seasons transcribed
for solo harpsichord
* Handel and Telemann: Water Music
* Telemann: Flute and Recorder Concerto
|March 8, 2002
RUBIO STRING QUARTET
"...amongst the elite of today's young quartets."
* Haydn: String Quartet in C Major,
op. 33, no. 3 ("The Bird")
* Stephen Paulus: Quartessence
* Beth Anderson: March Swale
* Shostakovich: String Quartet no. 4 in D Major, op. 83
Presented in cooperation with the Flemish Community at the
Embassy of Belgium.
|March 14 and 15, 2002
BEAUX ARTS TRIO
"Virtuosity in abundance... a singing spontaneity in the three
* Schumann: Trio no. 1 in D Minor,
* Don Byron: Spin (McKim commission)
* Beethoven: Piano Trio in B Major, op. 97 ("Archduke")
|March 16, 2002
KOCIAN STRING QUARTET
"...a special sheen that comes only from prolonged and perceptive
* Haydn: Quartet in G major, op. 77,
* Hindemith: Quartet No. 3, op. 22
* Dvorák: Quartet in G Major, op. 106
|March 22, 2002
THE JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO
"...brims with galloping vitality and cheeky wit..."
|An evening of classics from the Great American Songbook by the "First
Family of Cool" (NY Times). Jazz guitarist and singer
John Pizzarelli appears with his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli;
his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey; younger brother Martin on
bass; and pianist Ray Kennedy.
|April 5, 2002
(on period instruments)
"...amongst the most exquisite experiences of recent years."
* Marc Mellits: Eleven Miniatures
* Marin Marais: La Sonnerie de St. Genevieve du Monde
* Roy Whelden: She's So Heavy
* Belinda Reynolds: Solace
* Louis-Antoine Dornel: Quartet in B Minor
* New work by Carolyn Yarnell
|April 9, 2002
LES MUSICIENS DU LOUVRE-GRENOBLE directed by Marc Minkowski
"...a faultless web of sound, by turns spine-tingling, diaphanous,
* Handel: Concerti Grosso, op. 6,
* CPE Bach: Symphony in D Major, W. 183.1
* Rameau: Suite from Les Boreades
|April 16, 2002
ROSSETTI STRING QUARTET
with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano
"Musical spunk" joined by Thibaudet's "effortlessly
* Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Romance for
Violin and Piano (McKim Commission)
* Ravel: Quartet in F Major
* Franck: Piano Quintet in F Minor
|April 18 and 19, 2002
JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
with Gilbert Kalish, Piano
"...extraordinary unanimity of purpose..."
* Beethoven: Quartet for Piano and
Strings in E-flat Major, op. 16)
* Ralph Shapey: Millennium Designs for Violin and Piano
(McKim Commission World Premiere)
* Sibelius: Quartet in D Minor, op. 56 ("Voces intimae")
|May 10, 2002
STEFON HARRIS QUARTET
"...exhuberant... entrancing... fetching..."
|At the forefront of the current jazz scene, vibraphonist and composer
Stefon Harris leads drummer Terreon Gully, bassist Reid Anderson,
and pianist Orrin Evans in an evening of post-bop, "booty-shaking
|May 18, 2002 at 2:00pm
AVALON STRING QUARTET
with Philip Setzer, Viola
"...shared sensuousness of tone... finesse, warmth, and conviction."
* Schubert: Quartet no. 12 in C Minor,
D. 703 ("Quartettsatz")
* Wynton Marsalis: At the Octoroon Balls (Washington Premiere)
* Brahms: Quintet in G Major for Strings, op. 111
|May 31, 2002
||PAQUITO D'RIVERA and his quintet ; with Regina Carter,
|| Cuban-American clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer Paquito D'Rivera
has created a multinational style that moves from Bebop to Bach and
Mozart, from Afro-Cuban ritual melodies to the music of the dance
halls, giving a new meaning to what is known today as Latin Jazz.
Program includes the world premiere of a new Mr. D'Rivera work for
violin and piano commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of
|June 5, 2002 at 12:00 noon
BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
"...remarkable pilgrims of the gospel highway... still a mighty
force to be reckoned with."
These legendary singers perform a special program of spirituals
and gospel music that includes foot-stomping, hand-clapping versions
of old favorites, and rare gems that are sure to move the spirit.