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This Week: Collecting, Women’s Day & Jazz Legends

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This Week at the Library: Tuesday, 3/7, 12:00 pm – Obsession, Collection, Donation: Dayton C. Miller (Lecture) Wednesday, 3/8, 2:00 pm – The Sounds of Feminist Revolution (Lecture) Thursday, 3/9, 7:00 pm – Miles and Trane as Living Ancestors (Lecture) ***** Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Lecture] Obsession, Collection, Donation: Dayton C. Miller, …

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Smokey Robinson at Gershwin’s Piano

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

(The following is a guest post by Director of Communications Gayle Osterberg. It was originally published on the Library of Congress Blog.) This Friday (Feb. 10) PBS stations nationwide (9 pm Eastern – check your local listings) will share with America the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song tribute concert honoring Motown legend …

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This Week: Jordi Savall, Gershwin & Toon Tunes

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Gallery Talk] Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin Senior music specialist and exhibit curator Raymond White introduces treasures of the George and Ira Gershwin Collection. He will discuss the types of items on exhibit, including music manuscripts, lyric sheets, letters, photographs, and the new …

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New Video Roundup

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

We’ve released a wide variety of videos from recent concerts, lectures, and other events. Learn what’s newly available below. Sign-up for Library of Congress Video Alerts Enter your email address then direct to “Subscriber Preferences.” Select “New Webcasts” and hit submit to receive notifications of new releases via email. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Subscribe …

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Tony Award Winner Don Sebesky’s Papers at the Library

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The Music Division is excited to announce the arrival of the Don Sebesky Papers at the Library of Congress. Sebesky has led a distinguished career as a composer, arranger, conductor, and performer. His work has made a lasting impression on the worlds of Broadway, orchestras, film, and television. Learn more about Sebesky below. ABOUT DON …

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Upcoming Concerts: Pavel Haas Quartet & Paul Lansky Premiere

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

  Concerts from the Library of Congress Upcoming Events Friday, October 23, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) PAVEL HAAS QUARTET Throughout its history, the Library has been a destination for the world’s great string quartets. Leading off this season’s lineup is the Pavel Haas Quartet, known for bold, compelling performances with a vivid sense of …

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Two Worlds Collide: Erich Leinsdorf Meets Janis Joplin

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

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 …

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Pride Month at the Nation’s Library

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

June traditionally marks LGBT Pride Month across the federal government and in many major American cities. In addition to enjoying the many events, parties, parades and street festivals, there are opportunities for you to commemorate Pride Month at the nation’s library. LGBT figures and allies in history, government, literature, law, and the arts, are represented …

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This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

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This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Friday, May 22, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium) LIGHT AND MATTER Jennifer Koh, violin | Anssi Karttunen, cello | Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano A special collection of artists combines forces to present a new piano trio by the masterful Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, commissioned in part …