New Webcasts Available

We’re cranking out lots of new event webcasts! Here’s a smattering of the latest releases: CONCERTS Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, U.K. Graham Ross, conductor Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival Live Recording – December 6, 2015 (Coolidge Auditorium) Repertoire: Monterverdi | Nisi Dominus, SV 206:8, from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) I. Fine […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Saturday, March 7, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert Spano, conductor Roberto Díaz, viola Rachel Sterrenberg, soprano Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leads the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive Washington, DC appearance. Sensational violist Roberto Díaz premieres a […]

An Act of Congress: 90th Anniversary Kick-Off

On this day in 1925 President Calvin Coolidge signed into law a Joint Resolution from the 68th Congress of the United States of America “To accept the gift of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge for the construction of an auditorium in connection with the Library of Congress, and to provide for the erection thereof…” This unique moment […]

Irving Fine Centennial Preview

Library of Congress Commemorates Irving Fine World Premiere Performances, Lecture, Symposium and Film December 2-6, the Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this important American composer, whom Aaron Copland described as “the greatest of us all.” The weeklong celebration includes panel discussions, a lecture, […]

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge @ 150

The following is a guest blog by Anne McLean, Senior Producer for Concerts and Special Projects, Music Division, Library of Congress. On Thursday, October 30, the Music Division celebrates the 150th birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, pianist, composer, and impresario. She was an extraordinarily generous and visionary benefactor , an important music philanthropist who was […]

Irving Fine Centennial Oral Histories

The Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, is proud to commemorate the hundredth birthday of this important figure in American music history, described by Aaron Copland as “the greatest of us all.” A leading voice in the American Neoclassical School, Fine was a member of the Boston Group of composers–Arthur Berger, Leonard […]

Revamped “Friends of Music” Donor Recognition Program

For the 2014-2015 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress and the 150th birthday of our founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, the Music Division is pleased to introduce a revamped “Friends of Music” donor recognition program. The Library needs your support to help grow, advance and make universally accessible its unparalleled performing arts programs. […]

2014-2015 Concert Season Announcement: “Beyond Labels”

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress season announcement is now available! Music should bring us together and open our minds to discovery, innovation and reflection—it resists categorization. We find the labels put on music to be boring, restrictive and tiresome… don’t you? In honor of the 150th birthday of our founding […]

Star-Spangled Mash-up #SSB200

James Wolf of the Library of Congress has created a fantastic video compilation of some of our audio and visual treasures related to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” View the video below and peruse more recordings, sheet music and memorabilia via the Songs of America portal. Join the #SSB200 conversation on twitter by tagging @librarycongress, or visit […]