Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2017-2018

Our spectacular 2017-2018 season celebrates 92 years of historic concerts, extraordinary music, and legendary performers at the Nation’s Library. In our splendid concert hall, nestled in the stunning architectural environment of the Thomas Jefferson Building, you can encounter an impressive range of musical experiences, free of charge.

2017 EVENTS

Day Date Time Artist/Event (Location)
Wednesday September 6 10 am GET TICKETS for the Ensemble Signal | Steve Reich: Special Event presented in collaboration with Washington Performing Arts. General Admission Tickets will be available for this event only starting on September 6.
Wednesday    September 20 10 am GET TICKETS for 2017 Concerts and Events from Eventbrite
Beginning at 10 am, you can get tickets for any 2017 event that is part of Concerts from the Library of Congress. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for Ensemble Signal, presented in collaboration with Washington Performing Arts, will be available starting at 10am on Wednesday, September 6.
Wednesday October 18 8 pm CONCERT: Ensemble Signal | Steve Reich (Coolidge Auditorium)
[Post-concert conversation onstage]
Thursday October 19 8 pm CONCERT: La Santa Cecilia (Coolidge Auditorium)
Tuesday October 24 7 pm AMS LECTURE: “The Kishineff Massacre” (Montpelier Room)
Wednesday October 25 7 pm JAZZ SCHOLARS: “Jelly Roll Morton in Washington,” John Szwed in conversation with Stephen Winick (Montpelier Room)
Monday October 30 8 pm CONCERT: Orlando Consort (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion – Pre-concert lecture]
Thursday November 2 7 pm LECTURE: "So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley," with Roger Steffens (Mumford Room)
Saturday November 4 11am #DECLASSIFIED: “Amy Beach at 150,” with Caitlin Miller (Whittall Pavilion)
Saturday
November 4 2 pm CONCERT: Solungga Liu (Coolidge Auditorium)
[12:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Friday November 17 8 pm CONCERT: Minguet Quartett (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Friday December 8 8 pm CONCERT: McCoy Tyner Trio with Joe Lovano (Coolidge Auditorium)
Wednesday December 13 10 am GET TICKETS for 2018 Concerts and Events from Eventbrite
Beginning at 10 am, you can get tickets for any 2018 event through June that is part of Concerts from the Library of Congress.
Monday December 18 8 pm CONCERT: Dover Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion – Pre-concert lecture]
Tuesday December 19 8 pm CONCERT: Dover Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium) - repeated concert
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion – Pre-concert conversation]

2018 EVENTS

Day Date Time Artist/Event (Location)
Friday January 12 8 pm CONCERT: Europa Galante (Coolidge Auditorium)
Friday January 19 8 pm CONCERT: Camerata RCO (Coolidge Auditorium)
Thursday February 1 7 pm FILM: Little Shop of Horrors (Pickford Theater)
Saturday February 3 11 am #DECLASSIFIED: New and Used Kreislers: Exploring the Fritz Kreisler Collection at the Library of Congress,” with David Plylar, Music Division (Whittall Pavilion)
Thursday February 8 7 pm FILM: Labyrinth (Pickford Theater)
Thursday February 15 7 pm FILM: Beetlejuice (Pickford Theater)
Saturday February 17 2 pm CONCERT: Doric Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium)
[12:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Thursday February 22 7 pm FILM: Gremlins (Pickford Theater)
Saturday February 24 2 pm CONCERT: Vienna Piano Trio (Coolidge Auditorium)
[12:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture]
Thursday March 1 8 pm CONCERT: Quatuor Diotima (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Saturday March 3 (rescheduled from Feb. 17) 12 pm FILM: The Neverending Story (Pickford Theater)
Thursday March 8 8 pm CONCERT: Julian Lage Trio (Coolidge Auditorium)
Saturday March 24 8 pm CONCERT: Colin Currie and Nicolas Hodges (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture and conversation]
Friday March 30 9 pm CONCERT: Library Late - Spektral Quartet with Winston Choi (Coolidge Auditorium) - Program 1
Saturday March 31 2 pm CONCERT: Spektral Quartet with Winston Choi (Coolidge Auditorium) - Program 2
[12:30pm, Whittall Pavilion – Pre-concert lecture]
Friday April 6 8 pm CONCERT: Artemis Quartet (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert conversation]
Saturday April 7 2 pm CONCERT: OrchKids students perform in a special free, family-friendly concert (Coolidge Auditorium)
Wednesday April 11 8 pm CONCERT: Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture]
Wednesday April 25 8 pm CONCERT: Gerald Finley and Julius Drake (Coolidge Auditorium)
[6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion - Pre-concert lecture]
Wednesday May 2 10:30am HOMEGROWN EVENT: Professor Horn's Punch and Judy Show (Children's puppet show) (Whittall Pavilion) - postponed from March 23
Wednesday May 2 12 pm HOMEGROWN EVENT: Professor Horn's Punch and Judy Show (Lecture and puppet show) (Whittall Pavilion) - postponed from March 23
Friday May 4 8 pm CONCERT: Esperanza Spalding (Coolidge Auditorium)
Thursday May 10 12pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Mdou Moctar: Guitar trio form Niger (Coolidge Auditorium)
Thursday May 10 7 pm JAZZ SCHOLARS: “Transblucency: Duke Ellington, The Washingtonians, and the Realm of the Visual,” Robert G. O’Meally, Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English, Columbia University (Montpelier Room)
Friday May 11 8 pm CONCERT: Quartetto di Cremona (Coolidge Auditorium)
All Week May 12-19 Various WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL: Celebrate the work of Leonard Bernstein in this festival of music, lectures, film-screenings and more (#BernsteinAt100) - see individual listings below
Saturday May 12 12 pm FILM: Bernstein Conducts Mahler and Liszt. Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100 festival (Pickford Theater)
Tuesday May 15 7 pm AMS LECTURE: “Bernstein Conducting Himself,” Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100 festival (Montpelier Room)
Thursday May 17 7 pm FILM: "On the Waterfront". Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100 festival (Pickford Theater)
Friday May 18 8 pm CONCERT: Leonard Bernstein's America. Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100 festival (Coolidge Auditorium)
Saturday May 19 11am #DECLASSIFIED: “Bernstein and Social Identity,” Nicholas A. Brown, Director of Special Productions & Initiatives, Washington Performing Arts.Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100 festival (Montpelier Room)
Saturday May 19 11am-5pm BERNSTEIN MINIFEST: Celebrating the Leonard Bernstein Collection. A day-long program, an immersive experience anchored by an extensive display of manuscripts, letters, playbills, photographs and memorabilia, sketches, casting notes, and designs.Part of Leonard Bernstein at 100 festival (Montpelier Room, James Madison Building)
Saturday June 2 2 pm CONCERT: Boston Modern Orchestra Project (Coolidge Auditorium)
Tuesday June 26 12 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Al. Spendiaryan Qanon Ensemble: Traditional Armenian qanon music (Coolidge Auditorium)
Friday June 29 12 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Folks of Bengal: Traditional song, music, and visual art from Bengal, India (Whittall Pavilion)
Tuesday July 3 12 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Onnik and Ara Dinkjian and Friends: Armenian music and song from New Jersey (Coolidge Auditorium)
Thursday July 12 12 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Newpoli: traditional Italian music and song from Massachusetts (Coolidge Auditorium)
Friday July 20 7:00 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Jeff and Gerret Warner in From the Mountains to the Sea: The Anne and Frank Warner Collection (Mumford Room, James Madison Building)
Wednesday August 1 12 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Lone Piñon: Acoustic Conjunto from New Mexico (Coolidge Auditorium)
Wednesday August 8 12 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: Grupo Rebolú: Afro-Colombian Music from New York (Coolidge Auditorium)
Wednesday September 12 7:30 pm HOMEGROWN CONCERT: John McCutcheon: traditional folk music from the AFC Archives (Coolidge Auditorium)