This Week at the Library: “Pump Up the Volume,” Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih, “In Bach’s Hand,” “Painting Jazz,” and Steve Coleman and Five Elements


This Week at the Library:

Wednesday, 4/19, 7:00 pm – Bibliodiscotheque Film Screening: Pump Up the Volume (Film)

Friday, 4/21, 6:30 pm – Conversation with Steven Isserlis (Interview)

Friday, 4/21, 8:00 pm – Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih (Concert)

Saturday, 4/22, 11:00 am – #Declassified: “In Bach’s Hand” (Lecture)

Saturday, 4/22, 6:30 pm – John Szwed: “Painting Jazz” (Lecture)

Saturday, 4/22, 8:00 pm – Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Concert)

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Wednesday, 4/19, 7:00 pm –
Bibliodiscotheque Film Screening:
Pump Up the Volume (Film)

PUMP UP THE VOLUME (2001) – Complete Series
Flame Television Production Ltd. | 135 min.

Pump Up the Volume is an eye-opening documentary on the origin and evolution of house music since its birth during the mid-1980s. Starting out in the city of Chicago and ultimately propelling itself around the world to clubs across Europe, the film illuminates how house music and electronica arose from the ashes of disco. This screening will include all episodes of the documentary series. [NR]

Pickford Theater, Third Floor, James Madison Building
Free, tickets required

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Steven Isserlis. Photo: Satoshi Aoyagi

Friday, 4/21, 6:30 pm –
Conversation with Steven Isserlis (Interview)

Join us for a preconcert conversation with cellist Steven Isserlis.

Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free, no tickets required (limited seating)

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Connie Shih. Photo: Juergen Gocke

Friday, 4/21, 8:00 pm –
Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih (Concert)

Who is ready for a Fauré foray by legendary cellist Steven Isserlis and Canadian artist Connie Shih? The program is filled with gems from the familiar to the Martin-new, including a work composed by Thomas Adès for Isserlis.

PROGRAM
Shostakovich | Sonata for cello and piano in D minor, op. 40
Martinu | Sonata no. 1 for cello and piano, H. 277
Hahn | Deux improvisations sur des airs irlandais
Fauré | Cello Sonata no. 2 in G minor, op. 117
Adès | Lieux retrouvés

Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free, tickets required. If the event is listed as sold out, returned tickets may become available until 6: 0 pm on Friday, April 21. Keep checking the ticketing page to see if returns are available. If you are unable to secure an advance ticket, use our RUSH program to gain admission at the door. RUSH passes will be distributed beginning at 6:00 pm.

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Saturday, 4/22, 11:00 am –
#Declassified: “In Bach’s Hand” (Lecture)

Anne McLean and Jan Lauridsen, Music Division, Library of Congress

Bach-lovers can enjoy a closeup look at several treasures from the Music Division’s vaults in this display and discussion. On view will be holograph manuscripts of two of the composer’s cantatas: Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 9, and Meine Seel’ erhebt den Herren, BWV 10. Among other items of interest to be seen is a page of four handwritten receipts documenting payments to Bach for musical services rendered.

#DECLASSIFIED events offer an up-close and personal exploration of rarities from the Library’s vaults.

Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free, tickets required

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John Szwed and Larry Appelbaum. Photo: Larry Appelbaum

Saturday, 4/22, 6:30 pm –
John Szwed: “Painting Jazz” (Lecture)

Library of Congress Jazz Scholar John Szwed speaks about some of the intersections between Jazz and the visual arts, with a focus on painters’ depictions of “Jazz.”

Whittall Pavilion, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free, no tickets required (limited seating)

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Steve Coleman. Photo: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Saturday, 4/22, 8:00 pm –
Steve Coleman and Five Elements (Concert)

Saxophone player and composer Steve Coleman is one of the giants in contemporary American jazz. In addition to performing with musical icons like Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Sting, and Wynton Marsalis, Coleman is an active producer and educator. He appears at the Library with his band, Five Elements, to present a newly commissioned work by the Library of Congress, with support from the Reva & David Logan Foundation.

Presented in association with the Reva & David Logan Foundation.

PROGRAM
Includes:

Coleman | New Work

Commissioned by the Library of Congress, with support from the Reva & David Logan Foundation

Coolidge Auditorium, Ground Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free, tickets required. If the event is listed as sold out, returned tickets may become available until 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 22. Keep checking the ticketing page to see if returns are available. If you are unable to secure an advance ticket, use our RUSH program to gain admission at the door. RUSH passes are distributed beginning at 6:00 pm.

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