Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday September 29, 2021

Friday October 8, 2021

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    A Fiddler's Tale Friday
    October 8, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Igor Stravinsky's iconic work L’Histoire du soldat is based on the eternal story of a young man who sells his soul to the devil, achieving fame and fortune, but losing everything when the devil calls in the debt. Wynton Marsalis' A Fiddler's Tale retains the outline of Stravinsky's scenario, but updates the action to the present for a parable involving the devil, corruption and...
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Thursday October 14, 2021

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    Tchaikovsky & His Poets Thursday
    October 14, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    A sumptuous recital by an all-star trio paints an intimate composer portrait, in performances of mesmerizing intensity. This masterly presentation of Tchaikovsky songs is interwoven with readings of poems from Alexander Pushkin, Afanasy Fet and Mikhail Lermontov, and letters to the composer’s brother Modest and patron Nadezhda von Meck.
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Friday October 15, 2021

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    Daymé Arocena Friday
    October 15, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Full of energy, talent, and charisma, Havana-born jazz vocalist and composer Daymé Arocena comes to the Library to enchant her audience with her rich and powerful vocals. Characterized as “one of the world’s fastest-rising jazz vocalists” by The New Yorker, Arocena brings a program that fuses jazz, Santeria chants, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and contemporary R&B that reflects her cultural and musical upbringing on the island....
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Thursday October 21, 2021

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    Augustin Hadelich, violin Orion Weiss, piano Thursday
    October 21, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    Violinist Augustin Hadelich plays with an undeniable maturity beyond his years and an artistry reminiscent of classical music’s Golden Age. Named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2017, Hadelich has consistently established himself as a performer of poise and virtuosity.
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Friday October 29, 2021

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    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Friday
    October 29, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    “…a pianist of magisterial elegance, power, and insight” (The New York Times) The extraordinary Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes brings his illuminating artistic vision to our series for an intimate recital. Taking a break from his most recent Mozart collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Andsnes brings together the music of Beethoven—the “Pathétique” sonata—and a selection of miniatures by Grieg and Dvořák.
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Saturday October 30, 2021

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    Third Coast Percussion: Metamorphosis Saturday
    October 30, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    This year our annual Founder’s Day concert honoring Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge offers something remarkable: a collaboration between the fearless Third Coast Percussion, electronic music producer/composer Jlin and Movement Art Is in a composed evening featuring dance and music by Glass, Jlin and Tyondai Braxton.
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Friday November 5, 2021

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    Hub New Music Friday
    November 5, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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    The versatile musicians of Hub New Music will offer an exciting range of new and recent music, presented in two videos available on the same night! Steven Mackey’s violin sonata, a classic McKim Fund commission from the Library’s archives, will be performed alongside a signature work by Takuma Itoh for Hub’s unusual combination of flute, clarinet, violin and cello.
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Friday November 19, 2021

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    Zuill Bailey, cello and Bryan Wallick, piano Friday
    November 19, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Cello music lovers will be thrilled with this performance. GRAMMY Award-winning, Zuill Bailey and pianist Bryan Wallick come to the Library for a virtual cello recital. The program includes music of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Lukas Foss and Rachmaninoff. Known for his passion for music education, Bailey will conduct a master class with a local youth orchestra as part of his engagement at the Library.
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Friday December 3, 2021

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    Netherlands Chamber Choir, Program I Friday
    December 3, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    With an artistic legacy spanning more than eight decades, the Netherlands Chamber Choir has won admiration for its superb interpretations of masterworks, but also for powerful, provocative original programs that defy the boundaries of traditional choral concerts. This season we encounter this exceptional choir, one of the world’s finest, in both contexts: here, a stunning, joyous performance of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and later...
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Thursday December 9, 2021

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    Jess Gillam, saxophone Thursday
    December 9, 2021
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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    Saxophonist Jess Gillam is a powerhouse performer of tremendous energy, style and spirit, galvanizing audiences with “irrepressible, unpretentious, outrageously virtuosic music-making” (inews.co.uk). At 22, she is the youngest presenter for BBC Radio 3; her radio show and podcast This Classical Life highlight both her eclectic musical interests and a passionate advocacy for the power of music in society. “Gillam…spreads joy,”
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