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Fall/Winter 2014 Event Tickets Available September 3 at 10am EDT

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Mavis Staples (Chris Strong, photo)
Mavis Staples (Chris Strong, photo)

It’s that time–time to reserve your tickets to attend a spectacular array of free events presented by Concerts from the Library of Congress! We start on September 5 with a month-long film series featuring the idiomatic biopics of Ken Russell, and continue with the great concerts, talks and films you expect to see at the Library of Congress. You don’t want to miss the concert season opener with Mavis Staples, or our many offerings of chamber, keyboard, choral and new music, including Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Ensemble Dal Niente, Vox Luminis, The Nels Cline Singers and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Please note that films and standalone lectures are now ticketed, with the exception of noontime lectures and pre-concert talks.

For more information about the many events available to you this season, please check out our:

2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season BROCHURE

2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season Season At-A-Glance

2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season NEWS RELEASE

Fridays in September  Ken Russell Film Series
October 11, 8pm         Mavis Staples
October 17, 8pm         Lutvak/Tesori/Yazbek
October 29, 8pm         Vox Luminis
October 30, 8pm         Ensemble Dal Niente
November 7, 8pm        Pierre-Laurent Aimard
December 2-6             Irving Fine Centennial
December 18, 8pm      St. Lawrence String Quartet

Tickets for September-December 2014 concerts and events taking place in the Coolidge Auditorium and venues in the Madison Building are available beginning on September 3, 2014 at 10:00 am EDT. They may be obtained via Ticketmaster ( or 202-397-7328).

If the event you wish to attend is listed as “Sold Out” on Ticketmaster, do not worry! RUSH passes are available free of charge at the door, beginning 2 hours prior to each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH pass, as most patrons are able to be seated. We rarely turn anyone away; due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are always available at the door for sold-out events. RUSH passes are offered on a space-available basis and seats are not guaranteed.

Katinka Kleijn, Intelligence in the Human-Machine
Katinka Kleijn, Intelligence in the Human-Machine

For films and standalone lectures, patrons without a ticket are invited to line up at the venue half an hour prior to the event, and will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis as seats become available.

No tickets are required for noontime or pre-concert lectures. Please note that evening films and standalone lectures are now ticketed through Ticketmaster, like the concerts.

Two events will be presented by the Library at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, as part of our ongoing series “Library Late:”

– Thursday, October 16, 9pm   Intelligence in the Human-Machine
Saturday, November 8, 9pm  The Nels Cline Singers

Tickets for those events must be obtained via the Atlas Performing Arts Center, and tickets will also be available starting on September 3.


  • If you are looking to reserve tickets for multiple performances we recommend that you call Ticketmaster, rather than use the online system (202-397-7328).
  • Need tickets to just one performance? Consider booking online–the best seats available will be selected for you automatically.
  • If you have a smartphone or tablet, try using Ticketmaster’s app “Ticket Fast” for single performance bookings.
  • The concert information line (202-707-5502) is available to answer inquiries, though no ticket bookings may be made by calling the Library directly.

You can also obtain tickets at:

Howard University – Cramton Auditorium Box Office
2455 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Live Operator: (202) 806-7194
(Monday – Friday (9:30am-5:30pm) as well as during Events)

Please note: the Verizon Center no longer handles ticketmaster bookings for Library of Congress events.

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