Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Coolidge Auditorium

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(registrations available 09/11/2019, beginning at 10 AM)

Richard Graef, flute
Murray Loew, George Washington University
Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, Music Division
Lynn Brostoff, Preservation Directorate

The magic of the Laurent Crystal Flute is explored through historical performance and discussion. The Laurent flute, 1807 to 1848, was the indulgence of American and European aristocracy, and was called, "Perfection in Flute Making." Hear Grammy-winning  flutist Richard Graef as he brings the glass flute to life, and peer inside these crystal beauties with Murray Loew, professor of biomedical engineering at GWU, Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, curator of the flute collection at the Library of Congress, and Lynn Brostoff, senior research chemist at the Library of Congress.