Discovering Composer Amanda Maier

The following is a guest post by Jennifer Martyn, a violinist and a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music. Her research focuses on the life and career of Amanda Maier. She is particularly interested in Maier’s career as a violinist and how her performances and repertoire can inform us about the […]

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (1927-2016)

The following post is co-written with Musical Instruments Curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford. Early yesterday morning the world learned of the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, crowned in 1946 and known as the world’s longest-reigning monarch. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and educated in Switzerland and the United States, King Bhumibol was interested in musical performance […]

Discovering Xylophone Rags at the Library

The following blog is a guest post by Marcia McCants, a summer intern in the Music Division’s Concert Office. McCants is a rising senior at James Madison University where she is majoring in music. New musical styles and genres, as well as instrument timbres, emerged in the 1920s and 1930s. The xylophone gained prominence during […]

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 […]

New Video Roundup

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 […]

Gershwin Prize Broadcast & Upcoming Events

Tonight at 9:00pm (ET) you can catch the national PBS broadcast of Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize! Check your local listings for additional broadcast times. The show features performances by Nelson, as well as Edie Brickell, Leon Bridges, Rosanne Cash, Ana Gabriel, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Raul Malo of The Mavericks, Neil […]

Upcoming Events: Anne Sofie von Otter & Apollo’s Fire

      Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium) ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER, mezzo soprano JONATHAN COHEN, keyboards THOMAS DUNFORD, lutes A gleaming, radiant voice, elegant musicianship and adventurous programs—Gustav Mahler and Peter Eötvös to Elvis Costello and Brad Mehldau—have won this regal Swedish mezzo a large and growing fan base in […]

UPCOMING EVENTS: ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN

    Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7:00 pm (Pickford Theater) FILM: Pierre Boulez & the Lucerne Festival Academy: Inheriting the Future of Music Pierre Boulez and the Lucerne Festival Academy: Inheriting the Future of Music (2009) A film by Günter Atteln and Angelika Stiehler Featuring music by Stravinsky, Boulez, Adamek and Stockhausen Concert excerpts […]

Upcoming Events: NEA Chairman, Meredith Monk & Pomerium

  Concerts from the Library of Congress Founder’s Day Weekend Friday, October 30, 2015 – 6:30pm (Whittall Pavilion) A LEADING ROLE: WOMEN IN THE MUSIC WORLD Jane Chu, Chairman, NEA Margaret Lioi, CEO, Chamber Music America Astrid Schween, Cellist, Juilliard String Quartet Anne E. McLean, Senior Producer, Library of Congress Music Division Three arts leaders […]