The Library of Congress announces an impressive lineup of musicians and ensembles for an exciting spring 2021 season. Continuing its critically acclaimed virtual series, Concerts from the Library of Congress presents concerts, interviews and conversations with artists and composers, lectures, curator talks and educational offerings. Scheduled for webcast March through June, the 20 events include dazzling performances and presentations in classical music, jazz and dance, offered free of charge to the public. Tickets are not required.
To open the series on March 12, young musicians from the New World Symphony perform in the first of two programs introduced by its co-founder, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. The brilliant Scottish pianist Steven Osborne performs Rachmaninoff and Debussy on March 19, in a program including works from the Library’s Sergei Rachmaninoff Collection. The Dudok Quartet Amsterdam plays music by Webern, Ligeti and Brahms.
The virtual series is accessible on the Concerts from the Library of Congress website, www.loc.gov/concerts, and on the Library’s YouTube channel and Facebook platforms. Events will be announced on the 15th of each month. Each program is presented with a constellation of interviews and interesting online assets relating to the music performed—manuscripts, documents and artifacts only to be found at the world’s largest library.
Patrons can find information about the concert series, including program updates and webcast dates, by visiting the concert website, www.loc.gov/concerts. Concerts from the Library of Congress LibGuide, //guides.loc.gov/concerts-pick-of-the-week/ brings together for viewers “best-of” selections of pre-existing videos of lectures, concerts, conversations and collection items on a variety of musical topics.