This Week: Arts Leaders, Kyogen, Marlboro & Paredes

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This Week at the Library:

Tuesday, 3/21, 6:30 pm – Kyogen & The National Cherry Blossom Festival (Panel)
Tuesday, 3/21, 8:00 pm – An Evening of Kyogen (Performance)
Wednesday, 3/22, 12:00 pm – Leaders in the Arts (Panel)
Wednesday, 3/22, 6:30 pm – Conversation with Musicians from Marlboro (Panel)
Wednesday, 3/22, 8:00 pm – Musicians from Marlboro (Concert)
Friday, 3/24, 6:30 pm – Conversation with Hilda Paredes (Panel)
Friday, 3/24, 8:00 pm – Arditti Quartet with Eliot Fisk, guitar (Concert)

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Courtesy of the Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

Courtesy of the Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 6:30 pm [Panel]
An Evening of Kyogen – Pre-Performance Conversation

Ippei Shigeyama, Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe
Mari Nakahara, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Anne McLean, Music Division, Library of Congress

An introduction to the Library of Congress’ participation in the National Cherry Blossom Festival and exploration of the art of Kyogen with performer Ippei Shigeyama. Anne McLean moderates.

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

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 8:00 pm [Performance]
An Evening of Kyogen – Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe

The Library partners with the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan, in mounting a special evening of Kyogen plays, presented as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Kyogen—“mad words” or “wild speech”—is a genre of traditional Japanese theater more than 500 years old, offering brief comic plays that are often performed as interludes between Noh dramas. Featured are leading artists from the esteemed Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe, heirs to this remarkable artistic legacy.

Co-presented by the Library of Congress, the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Foundation. Presented in association with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art.

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 Tuesday, March 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 are distributed beginning at 6:00 pm.

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The 14th Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Photo by Shawn Miller.

The 14th Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Panel]
In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Leaders in the Arts,
a Celebration of Women’s History Month

Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress
Marin Alsop, Music Director, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Deborah Rutter, President, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Molly Smith, Artistic Director, Arena Stage

Dr. Carla Hayden hosts a discussion with three dynamic arts leaders in celebration of Women’s History Month. Alsop, Rutter, and Smith will discuss their life experiences and achievements, as well as current trends and innovations in the cultural community.

Watch live on YouTube

Members Room, First Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building
Free, tickets required. If the event is listed as sold out, a live stream will be available via the Library of Congress YouTube channel.
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Courtesy of Musicians from Marlboro

Courtesy of Musicians from Marlboro

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 6:30 pm [Panel]
Musicians from Marlboro – Pre-Performance Conversation

Members of Musicians from Marlboro discuss their work and performance at the Library of Congress.

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

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 – 8:00 pm [Concert]
Musicians from Marlboro

Alexi Kenney, violin  |  Robin Scott, violin  |  Shuangshuang Liu, viola
Peter Stumpf, cello  |  Zoltán Fejérvári, piano

The Viennese schools are well-represented in this season’s final appearance of the Musicians from Marlboro. In addition to several classics by old friends, we will hear a comparably expansive early quartet by a composer renowned for his economy of means. The manuscript of Webern’s 1905 quartet is housed in the Hans Moldenhauer Archive in the Library of Congress.

PROGRAM
Haydn | String Quartet in G minor, op. 74, no. 3, HIII: 74 (“The Rider”)
Webern | String Quartet (1905)
Brahms | Piano Quartet no. 2 in A major, op. 25

Presented in association with the Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series of the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries

Digital program booklet

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 Wednesday, March 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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Hilda Paredes, MÚSICA EN MÉXICO

Hilda Paredes, MÚSICA EN MÉXICO

Friday, March 24, 2017 – 6:30 pm [Panel]
Hilda Paredes – Pre-Performance Conversation

Hilda Paredes, Composer
Irvine Arditti, Arditti Quartet
Eliot Fisk, Guitar

Composer Hilda Paredes, Irvine Arditti and Eliot Fisk discuss Paredes’ Son dementes cuerdas for guitar and string quartet, which will receive its world premiere at the Library of Congress on March 24, 2017. Paredes is a distinguished Mexican composer who has received commissions from Ensemble Signal, London Sinfonietta and Lontano, among others. She has held academic posts at Manchester University, University of Buffalo, Mills College, and Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona.

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

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Eliot Fisk by Jesse Weiner

Eliot Fisk by Jesse Weiner

Friday, March 24, 2017 – 8:00 pm [Concert]
Arditti Quartet with Eliot Fisk, Guitar

The fabled Arditti Quartet joins forces with Eliot Fisk, one of the greats of the classical guitar world, as they premiere a new work by Hilda Paredes. Explore the possibilities of the string quartet with works that both challenge and inspire—only in the Coolidge Auditorium can the subtleties of this music resonate so powerfully.

PROGRAM
Berio | Sequenza XI for guitar
Manoury | String Quartet no. 4, Fragmenti
Paredes | Son dementes cuerdas for guitar and string quartet (World Premiere)
Lachenmann | String Quartet no. 3, Grido

Presented in association with the Mexican Cultural Institute, Embassy of Mexico

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 Friday, March 24. 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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