Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Founder, Concerts from the Library of Congress [Charcoal Portrait by John Singer Sargent, 1923], Music Division, Library of Congress
For the 2014-2015 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress
and the 150th birthday of our founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, the Music Division is pleased to introduce a revamped “Friends of Music
” donor recognition program.
The Library needs your support to help grow, advance and make universally accessible its unparalleled performing arts programs. Your contributions enable the Library to continue its tradition of offering concerts free to the public today, tomorrow and for future generations!
Donors to the Library’s concert series (at various levels) are recognized through special programs for their commitment to enriching the patron experience. Every donor at every level counts!
“Friends of Music” Donor Recognition Program
The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution, is the world’s preeminent reservoir of knowledge, providing unparalleled resources to Congress and the American people. All donations to the Friends of Music are tax-deductible.
Consider making a gift today!
Give online at loc.gov/philanthropy/#friends_ofmusic or
contact Jan Lauridsen, Assistant Chief, Music Division at (202) 707-5503 | concerts [at] loc.gov.
Thank you for your continued support of Concerts from the Library of Congress!
Learn more about the 2014-2015 “Beyond Labels” season of Concerts from the Library of Congress
Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 5 – “Some Enchanted Evening” In the fifth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses South Pacific, Mary Martin, and the beloved song […]
2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season BROCHURE 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season NEWS RELEASE The 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress season brochure is now available! Music should bring us together and open our minds to discovery, innovation and reflection—it resists categorization. We find the labels put on music […]
When the Library of Congress was founded in 1800, the institution could not yet boast an established Music Division; in fact, it would be nearly a century before the Library formally created a Music Division. That decision was not so much a philosophical reflection of music’s importance in our culture but rather a necessary course […]
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress season announcement is now available! Music should bring us together and open our minds to discovery, innovation and reflection—it resists categorization. We find the labels put on music to be boring, restrictive and tiresome… don’t you? In honor of the 150th birthday of our founding […]
The following is a guest post from retired cataloger Sharon McKinley. With summer and picnic season in full swing, The Library of Congress celebrates this treasured national institution in song, photos, and motion pictures. There are entire books, plays and poems centered around picnics, and the Music Division offers a wealth of musical delights. A […]
James Wolf of the Library of Congress has created a fantastic video compilation of some of our audio and visual treasures related to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” View the video below and peruse more recordings, sheet music and memorabilia via the Songs of America portal. Join the #SSB200 conversation on twitter by tagging @librarycongress, or visit […]
Throughout 2014 the Library of Congress’ Music Division is celebrating the 200th birthday of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” On July 3 Concerts from the Library of Congress will present a symposium and concert, “Poets and Patriotism,” in commemoration of the anthem’s anniversary. We will be joined by internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson for a […]
The following is a guest post from Concert Office intern Rachael Sanguinetti As a young singer, Samuel Barber’s vocal works are a prominent part of my musical life. Barber’s English songs have been a part of my repertoire from my earliest years of voice lessons around age 15 and have remained with me through my […]
The following is a guest post from Senior Music Specialist Susan Clermont. For nearly a millennium composers or their copyists wrote out musical scores and individual instrumental and vocal parts by hand, using a pencil or calligraphy pen, vellum or paper, and a ruler. This practice only recently began to change in the 1990s with […]