Gershwin Prize Broadcast & Upcoming Events

Tonight at 9:00pm (ET) you can catch the national PBS broadcast of Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize! Check your local listings for additional broadcast times. The show features performances by Nelson, as well as Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil Young, Promise of the Real, Buckwheat Zydeco and past Gershwin Prize honoree Paul Simon. For more information about the broadcast, click here. For more information about the Gershwin Prize, click here.

Willie Nelson receives a standing ovation at the conclusion of the 2015 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song concert at DAR Constitution Hall, November 18, 2015. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Willie Nelson receives a standing ovation at the conclusion of the 2015 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song concert at DAR Constitution Hall, November 18, 2015. Photo by Shawn Miller.

“Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize” is a co-production of WETA Washington, D.C., and Bounce, a division of AEG. The executive producers of the program are Dalton Delan, David Mao, Michael Strunsky and Mark Rothbaum.

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Upcoming Events

Lord Love a Duck Poster

Lord Love a Duck Poster

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 7:00pm (Pickford Theater)
LORD LOVE A DUCK [Film-1966]
Film Nights with Pat Padua ~ Time Capsule: 1966
Directed by George Axelrod

Roddy McDowall and Tuesday Weld star in this darkly comic tale of high school madness.  Composer Neal Hefti’s theme for Batman was  one of the signature sounds of the era, and he scores this film with a lively rock soundtrack peppered with duck calls.

Library of Congress, Madison Building – Mary Pickford Theater (3rd Floor)
Free, tickets required.
Advance tickets are no longer available. A standby queue will form at 6:30pm.

Featured in DCist’s “Out and About: Weekend Picks

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Courtesy of Alban Gerhardt

Courtesy of Alban Gerhardt

Courtesy of Anne-Marie McDermott

Courtesy of Anne-Marie McDermott

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 2:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
ALBAN GERHARDT, cello &
ANNE-MARIE McDERMOTT, piano

Two towering musicians join forces for a unique selection of great works for cello and piano. Alban Gerhardt is equally adept at performing brand new music, underexplored repertoire and the classics of the standard literature. Anne-Marie McDermott is admired for her work as both a soloist and collaborative pianist. Including a wide range of 20th-century works, the program features original sonatas by Barber and Britten alongside a sprinkling of American vignettes that display the varied richness of the cello and piano repertoire.

Program:
BARBER | Sonata for cello and piano, op. 6
BRITTEN | Sonata in C major for cello and piano, op. 65
FOSS | Capriccio
BERNSTEIN | Three Meditations from Mass for cello and piano
GERSHWIN | Three Preludes (arr. Heifetz/transcr. Gerhardt)
PIAZZOLLA | Le Grand Tango

A post-concert conversation with the artists will follow the concert (on stage).
Program Notes

Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium
Free, tickets required.
Advance tickets are no longer available. Register for the Space Available Ticket Alert List to be notified when returned tickets are available.
RUSH (space available) passes are distributed beginning two hours prior to the concert at the box office.

 

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