Announcing the 2018-2019 Season of Concerts from the Library of Congress

Concerts from the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 season, filled with an astonishing roster of artists and speakers. Building on the world-class chamber music you love to hear in the Coolidge Auditorium—which this year includes the Emerson Quartet with David Finckel, the Brentano Quartet with Hsin-Yun Huang and the Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio, […]

Summer Concerts on the Lawn

This is a guest post by Music Division intern Liliana Lopez. THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS and WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS PRESENT SUMMER CONCERTS ON THE LAWN Thursday evenings at 7 pm, July 19-August 23, 2018   Great music on a beautiful green lawn… bring your friends and some nice cold lemonade—don’t miss the Library’s brand-new, free […]

A Record-setting Display of Antonio Stradivari Instruments at the Library

The following is a guest post by Anne McLean of the Music Division. Library of Congress photographer Shawn Miller captured this stunning shot of ten Stradivari instruments—and the Quartetto di Cremona— during a special “Strad Shoot” in the glorious Great Hall of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. The occasion was an exciting prelude […]

#BernsteinAt100 Upcoming Events at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress continues to celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s Centennial with events this Friday and Saturday, all free and open to the public: FRIDAY, MAY 18 Bernstein Centennial Concert Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building 8:00pm RUSH tickets available starting Friday at 6:00pm Michael Barrett, Music Director and pianist Lee Ann Osterkamp, pianist Julia Bullock, soprano […]

BONUS CONCERT! Quartetto di Cremona will perform at the Library on Friday, May 11th, 2018

Quartetto di Cremona at the Library of Congress Friday, May 11, 2018, 8:00 pm Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, SE. Free tickets will become available on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00AM through Eventbrite. For more information, please visit the Concerts from the Library of Congress website. Italy’s esteemed Quartetto di Cremona makes […]

OrchKids at the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post by Anne McLean of the Music Division. OrchKids at the Library of Congress Saturday, April 7, 2018    2:00 pm Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st and Independence, S.E. Talented young musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s impressive OrchKids program perform a special free, family-friendly concert at the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium […]

Nicholas Longworth and The Friends of Music in the Library of Congress

The following is a guest post from Lara Szypszak of the Music Division. On Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8pm, Italian ensemble Europa Galante will perform in the Coolidge Auditorium. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, this concert honors Nicholas Longworth, former Speaker of the […]

Les parfums de la nuit: Debussy through the eyes of Charles Griffes

Free Download: Sheet music of Debussy’s Les parfums de la nuit as transcribed for the piano by Charles Griffes On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Solungga Liu performed a recital in the Coolidge Auditorium that featured the music of Charles Griffes, Amy Beach and César Franck. Included on the program was a transcription by Griffes of […]