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Brummies, Strads & “Modernist Marines”

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Between April 7 and 12, the Library of Congress will present a lineup of performances, talks and educational programs dedicated to the Library’s collection riches in contemporary music. The week features leading performers of the international music scene, the world premieres of two Library of Congress commissions, and the Washington, D.C., premiere of American composer …

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Michael Feinstein on “My Favorite Things” (Series 1, Episode 2)

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 2 – “My Favorite Things” This is the second episode in a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress. Michael Feinstein traces the origin of the lyrics for “My …

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New Video Series: Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 1 – Introduction & Oklahoma! View Series 1 Episode 1 on Youtube Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as …

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Calling all Anglophiles!

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Anglophiles and British ex-pats will have a home this Friday in the Coolidge Auditorium at 12pm. The Library of Congress Chorale will perform “Britannia,” a concert celebrating the choral traditions of Great Britain. I happen to be the conductor of said ensemble and am an Anglophile through and through. I had the opportunity to complete …

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Music & Native American Heritage Month

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, maintains an exciting web portal for Native American Heritage Month. This web portal aggregates digital resources (exhibits, digitized print resources, audio and video) …

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2013-2014 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season Brochure

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

Check out our newly released 2013-2014 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season Brochure. Join us for an exciting season of stellar concerts—classical pop, country, jazz, Americana, rock, bluegrass and musical theater. Plus, you will have the opportunity to be a part of unique experiences only available at the world’s largest music library. The season …

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Un après-midi à l’opéra | An Afternoon at the Opera

Posted by: Nicholas A. Brown-Cáceres

This Thursday, June 6th at 12:00 pm the Library of Congress Chorale, comprised of staff and retirees from throughout the Library, performs a special tribute to the bicentennials of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and Giuseppi Verdi (1813-1901), “An Afternoon at the Opera.” Offering a survey of operatic traditions, the program includes some of the great opera …