Rediscovering “Do-Re-Mi” from “The Sound of Music”

Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein Episode 8 – “Do-Re-Mi” In the eighth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music. Produced by special arrangement with […]

NLS Presents Justin Kauflin

The following is a guest blog by Katie Rodda of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. On October 22, the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) will present a concert by jazz pianist and NLS patron Justin Kauflin in the Coolidge Auditorium at 7:15 […]

Cellist Meets Her Brain Waves

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play a duet with your brain waves? On October 16 you can find out what that sounds like, in a performance experience that is unique to Concerts from the Library of Congress. Renowned cellist Katinka Kleijn, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and International Contemporary Ensemble, […]

2014-2015 Season Brochure & News Release

2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season BROCHURE 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season NEWS RELEASE The 2014-2015 Concerts from the Library of Congress season brochure 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 […]

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 […]

Brummies, Strads & “Modernist Marines”

Between April 7 and 12, the Library of Congress will present a lineup of performances, talks and educational programs dedicated to the Library’s collection riches in contemporary music. The week features leading performers of the international music scene, the world premieres of two Library of Congress commissions, and the Washington, D.C., premiere of American composer […]

Elias String Quartet Plays Haydn, Kurtág & Beethoven (March 7)

This Friday evening the Coolidge Auditorium will be at the helm of the Elias String Quartet, one of the leading British string quartets on the international circuit. Learn more about the concert repertoire via the program notes available here. Event Listing Friday, March 7, 2014 – 8:00pm ELIAS STRING QUARTET Coolidge Auditorium Program HAYDN | […]

Pondering Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:00pm the Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) will perform the complete Brandenburg Concertos by J.S. Bach in the Coolidge Auditorium. For more information about attending the concert, visit the event page. Though advance tickets are no longer available, you may obtain RUSH tickets at the door beginning two hours […]

Music & Native American Heritage Month

The Library of Congress, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, maintains an exciting web portal for Native American Heritage Month. This web portal aggregates digital resources (exhibits, digitized print resources, audio and video) […]

2013-2014 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season Brochure

Check out our newly released 2013-2014 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season Brochure. Join us for an exciting season of stellar concerts—classical pop, country, jazz, Americana, rock, bluegrass and musical theater. Plus, you will have the opportunity to be a part of unique experiences only available at the world’s largest music library. The season […]