Recordings of Recent Library Commissions Now on Q2 Music

We are very excited to share news of a new collaboration that we have launched with Q2 Music, the 24/7 contemporary music stream of public radio stations WNYC/WQXR! Beginning on Friday, May 1, twenty recordings of recent Library commissions and co-commissions, as well as world and U.S. premiere performances that we have presented, are available […]

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress: FLUTES!

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Saturday, May 2, 2015 – 2:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) TWO THOUSAND FLUTES Lorna McGhee, flute Ryo Yanagitani, piano Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, Curator of Musical Instruments, Library of Congress An introduction to the Library’s remarkable Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection: meet a few of the Library’s nearly 2,000 […]

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Week @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION SONGWRITERS SERIES Want a taste of the Grand Ole Opry on Capitol Hill? You won’t want to miss the Country Music Association’s Songwriters Series event in the historic Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. […]

Gerry Mulligan Recording Added to National Recording Registry

Yesterday the Library of Congress announced the 2014 selections for the National Recording Registry. The list of hit recordings being added includes a wide-ranging playlist of music from the last hundred years. From “Stand by Me” to Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board selected a compelling array of twenty-five recordings that capture […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 2:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) LEIPZIG STRING QUARTET With recent performances in Europe, Israel, Africa, Central and South America, Australia, and Asia, the Leipzig String Quartet performs time and again with passion and true artistry. Stemming from the renowned Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the group […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Friday, March 13, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) KIM KASHKASHIAN (viola) & PÉTER NAGY (piano) An uncompromising advocate for contemporary music, Kim Kashkashian partners with Hungarian pianist Péter Nagy in this recital offering a new work written for them by László Tihanyi. Admired for “a rich, […]

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 […]

Michael Feinstein on the Rodgers & Hart Hit “Manhattan”

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 10 – “Manhattan” & Epilogue In the final episode of a series of ten videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses the Rodgers & Hart collaboration that led to […]

Rodgers & Hammerstein Have a Clambake

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 9 – “A Real Nice Clambake” In the ninth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses Oscar Hammerstein’s research techniques, and “A Real Nice […]