Events at the Library of Congress

Friday, March 22, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Aaron Diehl Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    PRE-CONCERT LECTURE “Gottschalk’s Olde Souvenir Shoppe,” James Wintle, Music Division Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Aaron Diehl Saturday
    March 23, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    An erudite and elegant stylist, pianist and composer Aaron Diehl takes up the enviable task of the Library’s jazz scholars: to delve deeply into our rich archives and examine a few of our treasures. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

  • Event | film and video screenings
    "Reformat the Planet" Thursday
    April 4, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
    Reformat the Planet is a documentary about the first annual Blip Festival that explores the ChipTunes movement, in which composers create new electronic music using repurposed video hardware. Pickford Theater (LM-302)

Friday, April 5, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Copyrighting a Cartridge: An Inside Look at Copyright and Video Games Friday
    April 5, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    This conversation is about the copyright process for video games and music. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Hi Score! Introducing a Game to its Music Friday
    April 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Hi Score! Introducing a Game to its Music Friday
    April 5, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    The Coolidge Auditorium will transform into a game creation lab as a new Library commission by composer Austin Wintory gets re-spawned as part of a video game score—all while you watch! A new game is being designed just for this event, and we’ll get to see, hear and discuss how it all comes together. Program includes WINTORY (New Work Commissioned by the McKim Fund... Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jerusalem Quartet Friday
    April 12, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Jerusalem Quartet Friday
    April 12, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    The Jerusalem Quartet deploys a strong sense of drama and a striking range of tonal color to create “an extraordinary unity of sound and purpose” (New York Times). Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Americans' Forgotten Love Affair with Opera Tuesday
    April 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Preston looks at the prevalence of English-language opera productions in the United States in the 19th century, debunking the myth that only the elite attended operatic productions. Montpelier Room (LM-619)

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Thursday
    April 18, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION wtih the Composer Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Thursday
    April 18, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is back with an all-American program covering more than a century of ground. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, April 20, 2019

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Jazzmeia Horn Quintet Saturday
    April 20, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    “One of the most impressive new voices on the music scene today” (Huffington Post), Jazzmeia Horn captured top honors at the Sarah Vaughan and Thelonious Monk competitions. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Franz Liszt's Sardanapalo Saturday
    April 27, 2019
    12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    A conversation with David Rosen, PhD, Professor emeritus of Music, Cornell University. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Franz Liszt's Sardanapalo Saturday
    April 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
    It is exceptionally rare that we have the opportunity to hear a previously unknown work by a major composer, but that is precisely what the Library will offer in its presentation of the piano/vocal version of Franz Liszt’s Sardanapalo. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio Saturday
    May 4, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION A conversation with David Plylar, PhD, Music Division. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio Saturday
    May 4, 2019
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    The dynamic sibling duo of Tanja and Christian Tetzlaff is joined by pianist Lars Vogt to form a superstar trio. Coolidge Auditorium & Whittall Pavilion

Thursday, May 16, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    A Conversation with Jessye Norman Thursday
    May 16, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    Jessye Norman’s incomparable voice and exceptional artistry have made her a legend in the world of the opera stage and the concert hall, indisputably one of the major artists of our time. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Saturday
    June 1, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    A pre-concert conversation with the composer. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Saturday
    June 1, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
    Wrapping up our wonderful 2018-2019 season is the excellent, standard-setting Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, performing music of Felix Mendelssohn with the young Canadian pianist Jan Lisiecki. Coolidge Auditorium & Whittall Pavilion