July 1 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Songs from the American Folklife Center Archive
July 8 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Jeneda and Clayson Benally from the Navajo Nation (Arizona)
Fraser & Haas
July 15 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas present Scottish music for fiddle and cello
Björling & Johansson
July 22 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Emma Björling and Petrus Johansson present traditional songs from Sweden
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
July 24 at 8 PM
A tribute to Beethoven with pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout and violinist Isabelle Faust
July 29 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Creole music and zydeco from Louisiana
Ungar & Mason
August 5 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Jay Ungar and Molly Mason present oldtime fiddle tunes and songs
August 12 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Haunting swamp hollers from Georgia
Carmen Agra Deedy
August 19 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Family stories from a master storyteller
August 19 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Traditional Songs from Scotland
Salina & Stan
August 26 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Eva Salina and Peter Stan present Serbian, Roma, and Jewish songs
August 26 at 12:30 PM
Homegrown at Home: Chinese Zheng Music from Florida
Sept. 2 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Folksongs for Labor Day -- Part of the Labor Day Double Header
Sept. 2 at 12:30 PM
Homegrown at Home: Songs of Workers and Wanderers -- Part of the Labor Day Double Header
Sept. 9 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Spirituals, freedom songs, and other songs of hope
Sept. 16 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Black cowboy songs and more from the American songster
Sept. 23 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Blues and More from Maryland -- Part of the NEA National Heritage Fellows Double Header
Sept. 23 at 12:30 PM
Homegrown at Home: Cambodian Music from Maryland -- Part of the NEA National Heritage Fellows Double Header
Sept. 30 at 12 PM
Homegrown at Home: Cuban Roots Music from California
Concerts from the Library of Congress is launching
new Virtual Programming!
We are looking forward to sharing extraordinary musical experiences with you, meeting in the concert hall and online.
Weekdays from June 15th through June 26th, 2020 at 8pm
The Library of Congress has commissioned ten composers to write a series of musical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. These works will be premiered over the course of ten weekdays as part of The Boccaccio Project, and you can learn more by visiting www.loc.gov/concerts/boccaccio-project.
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS and PORTLAND OVATIONS co-present
The INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE (ICE)
Aural Explorations: Farrin, Fure and Messiaen
If you missed our May 28, 2020 Virtual Event with the International Contemporary Ensemble, it will be available via loc.gov and the Library's YouTube channel soon.
Capping our season-long celebration of women composers and performers, this special 90-minute interactive program carries the world premiere of a new Library of Congress commission from the Carolyn Royall Just Fund: Suzanne Farrin’s Nacht. Her atmospheric settings of poems by Rumi and Hafiz use an evocative palette of timbres—ondes martenot, voice, percussion, bass, harp and piano—to explore language, translation, and identity.
Ashley Fure’s new work, written for this time of social distancing, draws the audience to participate in music for unusual instruments: mason jars or large glasses. See you there!
NOTE: The Library will be closed to the public until further notice to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. In addition, all Library-sponsored public programs, including those part of this series, are postponed or canceled through September 1. Read news release
Check out our Season-At-A-Glance for more information about each event.
View 2019-2020 concert brochure (PDF, 6 MB)