2012-13 Highlights Include the Songs of America project, a John Adams residency, Music in the Civil War mini-series, Woody Guthrie and John Cage centennial celebrations, and lots of new music, public programs, lectures and films!
AMERICAN VOICES is the theme for the 2012-2013 concert season (view a detailed pdf here), offering a packed lineup of 40 concerts, lectures, film screenings, master classes and workshops. Celebrating the rich tapestry of the nation’s musical heritage–classical music, jazz, folk, pop, country, rock, blues and gospel–the Music Division curates a season highlighting America’s Music at the Nation’s Library. We salute great American voices from the past, including Woody Guthrie, John Philip Sousa, and Victor Herbert, and spend a week with a composer who’s been called “the voice of America”, John Adams, in residence May 20-26, 2013.
Our Talking About Music series offers in-depth conversations with artists, panels, lectures and interviews. Two distinguished scholars, Dr. Barbara Heyman and Dr. Todd Decker, present lectures under the joint auspices of the Library and the American Musicological Society, and our Tuesday Noon-time Lectures by the Music Division’s expert curators opens the doors to the treasures of the world’s largest music collection, connecting culture and community in informative and entertaining talks.