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CMA-songwriters-logoTuesday, April 21, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION
SONGWRITERS SERIES

Want a taste of the Grand Ole Opry on Capitol Hill? You won’t want to miss the Country Music Association’s Songwriters Series event in the historic Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. Join legendary host “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson as he explores the songwriting process with other country music luminaries, including the versatile Pam Tillis, rising star Mo Pitney  and a man who penned tunes for Elvis–Mac Davis. Hear the musicians talk about their songs and offer their own illuminating performances on this unique evening of music and conversation. Free, tickets required.

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Katherine Chi by Chris Sanchez

Katherine Chi by Chris Sanchez

Friday, April 24, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
MANTRA

Join pianists Katherine Chi and Aleksandar Madžar as they perform one of the masterworks of the 20th century: Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 1970 Mantra for two pianos, percussion and electronics. This enthralling piece marked Stockhausen’s return to determinacy in his compositions, and his mastery of the medium is revelatory. Prefacing Mantra will be Elliott Carter’s riveting Duo for violin and piano, commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress. Violinist MingHuan Xu partners with pianist Winston Choi for this special performance. Free, tickets required.

PROGRAM
CARTER Duo for violin and piano
STOCKHAUSEN Mantra

Pre-Concert Lecture (6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion, No tickets required)
Paul Miller, PhD
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music Theory, Visiting Faculty, Cornell University

Mantra featured in The Washington Post
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Courtesy of Jory Vinikour

Courtesy of Jory Vinikour

Saturday, April 25, 2015 – 2:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
JORY VINIKOUR, harpsichord

Chicago-born, Paris-based harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikour appears regularly at major opera houses and festivals in Europe and the Americas. With playing marked by a strong sense of theater, he is a sought-after collaborator for the elite of the early music world–David Daniels, Anne Sofie von Otter, Marc Minkowski, Cecilia Bartoli and others. His brilliant and perceptive recordings display an enviable versatility, including a critically acclaimed set of the Handel suites sampled in this recital. Free, tickets required.

PROGRAM
HANDEL Suite in A major, HWV 426 | Suite in F-sharp minor, HWV 431
J.S. BACH Ouverture nach französischer Art, BWV 831

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Hear from Jeanine Tesori, Steven Lutvak & David Yazbek on World Theater Day

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Gerry Mulligan Recording Added to National Recording Registry

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This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

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This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Friday, March 13, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) KIM KASHKASHIAN (viola) & PÉTER NAGY (piano) An uncompromising advocate for contemporary music, Kim Kashkashian partners with Hungarian pianist Péter Nagy in this recital offering a new work written for them by László Tihanyi. Admired for “a rich, […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

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2/21 HABITAT Event Postponed

The HABITAT Technofiles event, originally scheduled for February 21, 2015, has been POSTPONED. We will announce the new date as soon as possible. All tickets for 02/21/15 will be honored for the future date. Please hold on to your tickets. No further information is available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this has […]