Pride Month at the Nation’s Library

June traditionally marks LGBT Pride Month across the federal government and in many major American cities. In addition to enjoying the many events, parties, parades and street festivals, there are opportunities for you to commemorate Pride Month at the nation’s library. LGBT figures and allies in history, government, literature, law, and the arts, are represented […]

National Doughnut Day: Music to Eat By

Happy National Doughnut Day! You may be ready to cash in for a free treat at your local doughnut shop, but are you familiar with the history behind this fun tradition? It stretches all the way back to World War I, when The Salvation Army decided that US soldiers overseas would benefit from the creation […]

Etienne Charles’ “Creole Soul”

The following is a guest post from Avery Boddie, an intern in the Music Division’s Concert Office. He holds a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Maryland and is pursuing a master’s in library science this fall. Next Friday, May 29th, the Library of Congress closes its 2014-15 concert season with jazz […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Friday, May 22, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium) LIGHT AND MATTER Jennifer Koh, violin | Anssi Karttunen, cello | Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano A special collection of artists combines forces to present a new piano trio by the masterful Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, commissioned in part […]

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 11:00am (Jefferson Studio, LJ-G32) #DECLASSIFIED | Fly Space: Inside the Minds of Theatrical Directors & Designers Solomon HaileSelassie, Music Division, Library of Congress The Library of Congress is home to some of the richest theatrical collections in the world. Our production […]

New Webcasts Available

We’re cranking out lots of new event webcasts! Here’s a smattering of the latest releases: CONCERTS Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, U.K. Graham Ross, conductor Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival Live Recording – December 6, 2015 (Coolidge Auditorium) Repertoire: Monterverdi | Nisi Dominus, SV 206:8, from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) I. Fine […]

Recordings of Recent Library Commissions Now on Q2 Music

We are very excited to share news of a new collaboration that we have launched with Q2 Music, the 24/7 contemporary music stream of public radio stations WNYC/WQXR! Beginning on Friday, May 1, twenty recordings of recent Library commissions and co-commissions, as well as world and U.S. premiere performances that we have presented, are available […]

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress: FLUTES!

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 2:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) TWO THOUSAND FLUTES Lorna McGhee, flute Ryo Yanagitani, piano Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, Curator of Musical Instruments, Library of Congress An introduction to the Library’s remarkable Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection: meet a few of the Library’s nearly 2,000 […]