Smokey Robinson at Gershwin’s Piano

(The following is a guest post by Director of Communications Gayle Osterberg. It was originally published on the Library of Congress Blog.) This Friday (Feb. 10) PBS stations nationwide (9 pm Eastern – check your local listings) will share with America the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song tribute concert honoring Motown legend […]

Preview: Smokey Robinson Interview

Our colleague Michele L. Glymph recently had a chance to sit down with 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song honoree Smokey Robinson. Their fascinating conversation will be released in the coming weeks as a video, but we’re pleased to offer you a sneak preview! Interview Excerpt (MG = Michele L. Glymph; SR […]

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 […]

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 […]

Martha Graham at the Library Festival

“Martha Graham at the Library” Festival March 24-April 2, 2016 Library of Congress, Washington, DCMade possible by: The Irving and Verna Fine Fund in the Library of Congress Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Dr. Ryuji Ueno Embassy of Sweden & Swedish Arts Council Press Release Program Booklet Event Listings Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 7 pm […]

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 […]

Coolidge Uncut

The following is a guest post from Senior Music Specialist Robin Rausch. In 1995, documentary filmmaker Marjorie Short was looking for work in Washington, DC, and doing research at the Library of Congress for a new project on historical music performance. Music Specialist Raymond White suggested she contact Cyrilla Barr, professor of musicology at Catholic […]

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 […]

Upcoming Concerts: Pavel Haas Quartet & Paul Lansky Premiere

  Concerts from the Library of Congress Upcoming Events Friday, October 23, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) PAVEL HAAS QUARTET Throughout its history, the Library has been a destination for the world’s great string quartets. Leading off this season’s lineup is the Pavel Haas Quartet, known for bold, compelling performances with a vivid sense of […]