Are you ready for the 9/2 ticket release?

ARE YOU READY FOR THE FALL TICKET RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 2 at 10am (ET)? If you’re all set for Wednesday, read no further and we’ll see you soon at an event! If you have questions about ticketing, we’re here to help. As you may know, beginning this season Concerts from the Library of Congress ticketing will […]

New Exhibit! Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge

The Library of Congress Concert Series (whose 90th season was announced earlier this month) offers world-class chamber music performances in the Jefferson Building’s Coolidge Auditorium. Most Library visitors might assume that the space is named for President Calvin Coolidge; however, it was a different Coolidge who is responsible for its construction. In 1925 Elizabeth Sprague […]

The Quest for the Historical Broadway Sound

The following is a guest post from Agnieszka Zagozdzon, who has been researching American Musical Theater collections in the Performing Arts Reading Room nearly every day for the past six months! We asked Agnes to share more about her project and experience at the Library of Congress in this blog post.   Every researcher in […]

2015-2016 Season Brochure

DIGITAL SEASON BROCHURE Come one, come all! The 2015-2016 Concerts from the Library of Congress season brochure is now available! You can view the digital version here. Print copies will be mailed in the coming weeks. You can join our print mailing list by sending your address to concerts [at] loc [dot] gov. Note: For […]

The Music Division is Crazy for Willie Nelson

The following post was written by Dylan Kolb, one of 26 college students serving at the Library of Congress as interns in the Knowledge Navigators program. These interns, serving for 10 weeks, come from three institutions: University of Virginia (where Dylan is a rising Junior), Catholic University of America, College of William & Mary. Iconic, […]

Concerts from the Library of Congress 2015-2016 Season

CONCERTS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 2015-2016 Season Overview www.loc.gov/concerts Season Announcement Press Release Season Overview & At-A-Glance Calendar Our 2015-2016 season celebrates 90 years of historic concerts and legendary performers: a splendid artistic legacy of more than 2,700 events, presented at the Nation’s Library since 1925. We cordially invite you to celebrate with us […]

Two Worlds Collide: Erich Leinsdorf Meets Janis Joplin

The following post has been written by Kevin McBrien, one of 36 college students participating in the Library of Congress 2015 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program. The post was originally published on the Library of Congress blog. McBrien graduated in May from California State University at Long Beach with a bachelor’s degree in music history […]

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 […]