Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust to Commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial at the Library of Congress

  On February 27, 2013 (12:00-1:30 p.m.) Drew Gilpin Faust, the 28th President of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in a conversation with Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns. This keynote event is presented in conjunction with the […]

Music in the Lincoln White House: Francis M. Scala and “The President’s Own”

On Saturday, February 9, 2013 the Music Division presents an exploration of “Music in the Lincoln White House,” featuring a panel discussion with leading Civil War music scholars and a performance by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band under the baton of Colonel Michael J. Colburn. This event is presented in conjunction with the […]

Five Questions: Florence Barber

The Music Division congratulates Florence Barber, who is leaving the Library after a long and storied career.  Cait Miller posed Five Questions to Florence. Florence, how many years have you worked for the Library of Congress? How long have you been in the Music Division specifically? Well, I have been employed by the Library of […]

Congratulations to Dafnis Prieto, 2011 MacArthur Fellow

This week the MacArthur Foundation announced their list of  this year’s Fellows,  selected for ” their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future.”   Winners came from a variety of fields: clinical psychology, architecture, radio production, and poetry. Among the honored musicans is percussionist/composer Dafnis Prieto, who was a memorable part of […]

Good Luck, Tomas!

The Music Division wishes the best of luck to Senior Concert Producer Tomas Hernandez, who retired last week after ten years in the Concert Office. In the Muse chatted with Tomas on his penultimate day in government service. What’s your favorite memory of your time at the library? There have been so many wonderful concerts! […]

Shepherding Students from Rice University

Earlier this month, the Music Division welcomed five graduate students from The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University for a week-long research experience as they scoured through our collections in hopes of developing a new concert program based on materials only available at the Library of Congress. Tracy Wu (violin), Clara Yang (cello), Makiko […]

Want to hear Radiohead played on a Stradivarius?

The Sybarite5 will bring their eclectic repertoire, which features works by Dvoák,  Mozart, Astor Piazolla and Radiohead, to the Coolidge Auditorium Saturday night, December 18th. The group will be performing on Stradivarius instruments from the Music Division’s priceless collection. Advanced tickets are no longer available, but patrons are encouraged to try for stand-by tickets starting at […]