SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2022 at 8:00 PM (ET)
IN-PERSON CONCERT, COOLIDGE AUDITORIUM
Founder's Day Concert
Please register here for this free event.
Seating will be by general admission. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email, with information about the Library of Congress Health and Safety Protocols.
Sarah Fleiss, soprano
Lucy Baker, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Tancredi, tenor
Eric Owens, bass-baritone
Miloš Repický, piano
Ting Ting Wong, piano
Acclaimed in major opera houses worldwide, bass-baritone Eric Owens brings a charming salon evening to the Library, joined by a quintet of exceptional young artists from the Curtis Institute. Their delightful Liederabend highlights manuscript treasures of art songs by Schubert, Brahms and others, drawn largely from the Library’s collections. At its heart are the lilting Brahms Neue Liebeslieder (New Love Songs), a beautiful group of waltzes for four solo voices and piano, four-hands that was an immediate hit in the composer’s day. Owens also offers a group of Brahms favorites that include "Meine Liebe ist grün" and "Von ewiger Liebe." And the artists make a bow to our founder, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, honoring her lifelong avocation as a composer by performing an art song very special to the occasion: “Thy soul hath snatched up mine,” from her 1901 cycle set to poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Presented with the support of the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Part of our celebration marking the 225th anniversary of Schubert’s birth.
A Nightcap conversation with the artists will follow the concert.
Pre-concert talk, 6:30 pm, Coolidge Auditorium
“Concert Hall Acoustics and the Sonic Ideal in Early Twentieth-Century America:
The Coolidge Auditorium (1925)”
Mark A. Pottinger, Ph.D, Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music, Theater, and Sound Studies, Manhattan College
Neue Liebeslieder Waltzer, op. 65
ELIZABETH SPRAGUE COOLIDGE
“Thy soul hath snatched up mine”
Additional selections by Schubert, Britten & Bridge.
Explore Related Collections and Resources
- Brahms. Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, op. 65a (score with autograph annotations)
- Brahms. Vier Gesänge, op. 43, no. 1 “Von ewiger Liebe” (holograph manuscript)
- Schubert. Liebeständelei, D. 206 (holograph manuscript)
- Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (online exhibition)
- Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation Collection (finding aid)
- Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, 1864-1953 (portrait drawing)