This Week at the Library: “Pump Up the Volume,” Steven Isserlis & Connie Shih, “In Bach’s Hand,” “Painting Jazz,” and Steve Coleman and Five Elements

This Week at the Library: Wednesday, 4/19, 7:00 pm – Bibliodiscotheque Film Screening: Pump Up the Volume (Film) Friday, 4/21, 6:30 pm – Conversation with Steven Isserlis (Interview) Friday, 4/21, 8:00 pm – Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih (Concert) Saturday, 4/22, 11:00 am – #Declassified: “In Bach’s Hand” (Lecture) Saturday, 4/22, 6:30 pm – John Szwed: “Painting […]

Announcing Library of Congress Bibliodiscotheque

Bibliodiscotheque: Array of Events Planned to Celebrate Disco Culture Today the Library of Congress announced an exciting upcoming series: “Library of Congress Bibliodiscotheque” (April 12-May 6, 2017), an unprecedented exploration of disco culture, music, dance and fashion represented in the national collections. You are welcome to experience the Library of Congress like never before with […]

This Week: Beauty and the Beast + YRC

Friday, February 10, 2017 – 7:00 pm Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 12:00 pm [Family-Friendly] Beauty and the Beast (1991) [Film] Toon Tunes with Solomon HaileSelassie The world of film animation displays great variety in the techniques used to produce the images and in how those images interact with the sound environment. We will explore […]

This Week: Jordi Savall, Gershwin & Toon Tunes

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 […]

Winter/Spring Ticket Release for Concerts from the Library of Congress

This post has been modified from an article originally written by Nicholas A. Brown. Tickets for winter and spring Concerts from the Library of Congress events, presented by the Music Division, will be released to the public on Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. via Eventbrite. All concerts, films and lectures are free but require advance […]

Shooting Stars: Bowie and Prince on Film

This year we’ve lost too many beloved figures in the entertainment world.  Among them, the deaths of David Bowie and Prince struck the Music Division particularly hard. These two iconic performers made a lot of great records, and a lot of perhaps less-than-great movies. Many of their films have been screened in area repertory theaters, […]

2016-2017 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season

The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived! We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress, which builds on our continuing mission: to give the music on the shelves of the Library a living voice, and let the people hear it. You can read the season announcement press […]

Film by Ezra Hurwitz: “Martha Graham at the Library”

The “Martha Graham at the Library” Festival is in full-swing! We were thrilled to see many of you at the events on Thursday and Saturday of last week. As we get closer to the performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company (April 1-8pm; April 2-2pm & 8pm), we have a special treat for you. The […]