Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Asko|Schönberg Ensemble Concert I Friday
    January 31, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    Asko|Schönberg, one of the finest new music ensembles in Europe, comes to the Library for a rare visit to the United States. Presenting two varied programs under the helm of Reinbert de Leeuw and with the assistance of vocalists Katrien Baerts and Gerrie de Vries, Asko|Schönberg will offer classics of 20th-century literature alongside recent works by living composers. Coolidge Auditorium & Whittall Pavilion

Saturday, February 1, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Asko|Schönberg Ensemble Concert II Saturday
    February 1, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    Asko|Schönberg, one of the finest new music ensembles in Europe, comes to the Library for a rare visit to the United States. Presenting two varied programs under the helm of Reinbert de Leeuw and with the assistance of vocalists Katrien Baerts and Gerrie de Vries, Asko|Schönberg will offer classics of 20th-century literature alongside recent works by living composers. Coolidge Auditorium & Whittall Pavilion

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Skride Piano Quartet Wednesday
    February 5, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    United by a shared passion for chamber music, the exciting Skride Quartet is made up of four like-minded musicians who have each achieved success as a soloist at the highest level. Latvian violinist Baiba Skride and her pianist sister Lauma have performed together since childhood; they have found enthusiastic partners in French violist Lise Berthaud and Dutch cellist Hariet Krijgh. Coolidge Auditorium & Whittall Pavilion

Friday, February 7, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Phaeton Trio Friday
    February 7, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    The Phaeton Trio will appear for the first time in the U.S. at the Library. Recently formed by a group of stellar musicians centered in Weimar and Leipzig—Friedemann Eichhorn, violin, Peter Hörr, cello and Florian Uhlig, piano—the trio will reveal the premiere of a new completion of a Beethoven piano trio fragment by Victor Kissine. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, February 15, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    "Perfection: The Laurent Crystal Flute, 1807-1848" Saturday
    February 15, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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    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... Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)

Friday, February 21, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Miranda Cuckson & Friends Friday
    February 21, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    Miranda Cuckson leads a special program honoring violinist Leonora Jackson McKim, whose Stradivari violin will be loaned to the Library for this special evening. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Friday, February 28, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Sphinx Virtuosi Educational Performance Friday
    February 28, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EST
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    As part of their engagement at the Library, Sphinx Virtuosi will conduct an educational narrated mini-concert with a discussion of the members’ month-long national tour experience, and also issues related to music and cultural diversity. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | concerts and performances
    Sphinx Virtuosi Friday
    February 28, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    Described by The New York Times as “first-rate in every way...producing a more beautiful, precise and carefully shaped sound than some fully professional orchestras” Sphinx Virtuosi has caused a major positive shift in the American classical music landscape since its founding in 2004. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, February 29, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Concerto Köln Saturday
    February 29, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
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    The splendid Concerto Köln is one of the world’s most admired period instrument orchestras, known for clarity of sound and performances with a palpable sense of the dramatic. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, March 14, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Arabesque Saturday
    March 14, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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    Benabdallah will perform some of the remarkable finds from his explorations, with music by composers from Syria, Algeria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Morocco on the program. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Takács Quartet Tuesday
    March 17, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Now in its 45th year, the eminent Takács Quartet holds an undisputed place at the very peak of the profession. Their appearance in our Beethoven festival highlights one of our treasures, a sketch from the composer’s op. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Tabea Zimermann and Javier Perianes Wednesday
    March 18, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Music lovers need no introduction to Tabea Zimmermann: her name is almost synonymous with her instrument, the viola. Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)

Saturday, March 28, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Manuscript Music for Men's Chorus Saturday
    March 28, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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    James Wintle of the Music Division will introduce a short program of music for men’s chorus by American and German composers, all of which the Library holds in manuscript. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)

Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • Event | concerts and performances
    Conrad Tao and Caleb Teicher Saturday
    April 4, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    This not-to-be-missed evening is the product of a brilliant partnership of two rapidly rising stars. The admirable pianist and composer Conrad Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist who galvanized New York Philharmonic audiences as the soloist in his Everything Must Go. Caleb Teicher is Dance Magazine’s Best Emerging Choreographer, with compelling recent works cited in The New York Times rundown of Best Dance... Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)