Announcing the 2017-2018 Season of Concerts from the Library of Congress

NEWS from the LIBRARY of CONGRESS Press Contact: Bryonna Head (202)707-3073, [email protected] Public Contact: Anne McLean (202) 707-8432 Website: Full Calendar Listing Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected] Library of Congress Announces 2017-2018 Concert Season Series features world premieres of new commissions by Harrison Birtwistle, Rebecca Saunders and […]

A Farewell to Gunther Schuller

Guest post by Loras John Schissel, Music Division Gunther Schuller died on Sunday and the world feels lighter. Through example and through tough love he made us: listen more carefully listen and judge more democratically not accept second-rate or second-best celebrate our American “musics” I can imagine Gunther Schuller being greeted by a long line […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Happy World Theater Day! We are pleased to release a special interview for this global celebration of stagecraft. Learn more below: On October 17, 2014, Concerts from the Library of Congress presented an evening with leading contemporary Broadway composers Jeanine Tesori, David Yazbek and Steven Lutvak. These three distinguished, award-winning creators represent a diverse set […]

Gerry Mulligan Recording Added to National Recording Registry

Yesterday the Library of Congress announced the 2014 selections for the National Recording Registry. The list of hit recordings being added includes a wide-ranging playlist of music from the last hundred years. From “Stand by Me” to Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board selected a compelling array of twenty-five recordings that capture […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Saturday, March 7, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert Spano, conductor Roberto Díaz, viola Rachel Sterrenberg, soprano Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leads the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive Washington, DC appearance. Sensational violist Roberto Díaz premieres a […]

Irving Fine in Russia

The following is a guest blog by conductor, composer and educator Joel Spiegelman, written in commemoration of the Library’s Irving Fine Centennial Festival. During November of 1988 I got a call from Saulius Sondeckis, the conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, asking me if I would be available to conduct his orchestra in a series […]

NLS Presents Justin Kauflin

The following is a guest blog by Katie Rodda of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. On October 22, the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) will present a concert by jazz pianist and NLS patron Justin Kauflin in the Coolidge Auditorium at 7:15 […]