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.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day!
Poets and Patriotism:
The 200th Birthday of “The Star-Spangled Banner”
Thursday, July 3, 2014 (Thomas Jefferson Building)
Panel Discussion (12:30pm-Whittall Pavilion)
Mark Clague, University of Michigan
Susan Key, Star Spangled Music Foundation
James Wintle, Music Division, Library of Congress
Free, no tickets required
Concert (2:00pm-Coolidge Auditorium)
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Matthew Thompson, pianist
University of Michigan Alumni Chorus
Free, tickets required. Advance tickets sold-out. RUSH tickets available at the box office, beginning at 12:00pm.