Concerts from the Library of Congress is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 season, filled with an astonishing roster of artists and speakers. Building on the world-class chamber music you love to hear in the Coolidge Auditorium—which this year includes the Emerson Quartet with David Finckel, the Brentano Quartet with Hsin-Yun Huang and the Tetzlaff-Tetzlaff-Vogt Trio, and many more—a number of special projects offer unique experiences supported by the vast cultural resources of the Nation’s Library. You can hear the U.S. premiere of a Liszt opera, spend a weekend learning about video game music, and get to know our special collections related to The Wiz and Artur Schnabel, or Howard Ashman and Alan Menken—who will be performing—among many others. Our jazz offerings are especially exciting, with performances by the Pérez, Cohen, Potter Quintet; Charles Lloyd and the Marvels with Lucinda Williams; Aaron Diehl; and Jazzmeia Horn. With six new Library commissions, there will be a host of new sounds in which to immerse yourself, led by groups like Alarm Will Sound, the Quince Ensemble, the TAK Ensemble, Ensemble Signal and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Celebrate the 350th birthday of François Couperin with Les Talens Lyriques, and hear the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra perform major works by Mendelssohn alongside a new piece by Valerie Coleman. A host of films and talks are also available to you, as always, free of charge—come and listen!
Tickets for 2018 events will be available starting on Wednesday, September 5 at 10 am ET. This year all films, lectures and preconcert events will be general admission, with no tickets needed. Seating will be first-come, first-served. We will still offer registration for films and lectures, so that we can send a reminder and notify you of any schedule changes.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Click here to read our press release.
Click here to see the Season-at-a-Glance, where you can click on each event to learn more.
The following is a guest post from Dr. Daniel Callahan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Boston College, who will be presenting the Spring 2018 American Musicological Society/Library of Congress lecture on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 (tomorrow). The event is free and open to the public. Dear Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal, […]
The following is a guest post from Lara Szypszak of the Music Division. It’s that time of year again–time to reserve your tickets for all upcoming Concerts from the Library of Congress events from January through June 2018! This is a chance to attend an outstanding range of free events, and an opportunity to experience […]
On Tuesday, October 24, the Library of Congress will welcome Dr. Randall E. Goldberg, Director and Associate Professor of Musicology at the Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University, to present on “The Kishineff Massacre and Domestic Musical Practice in America.” As part of the American Musicological Society/Library of Congress Lecture Series, Dr. Goldberg’s […]
The digital version of the 2017-18 Concerts from the Library of Congress season brochure is now available! Download it here.
In January of 2016 the Library of Congress acquired a holograph manuscript and a copyist’s manuscript (with composer edits and annotations) of Franz Liszt’s Den Cypressen der Villa d’Este. These two manuscripts are earlier incarnations of the first threnody from the final volume of the Années de pèlerinage. The troisième année was published in 1883, with […]
Tomorrow, April 25, marks the one and only Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. Fitzgerald’s impact on American music is undeniable, and her legacy and influence continue to inspire new generations of artists today. To celebrate the First Lady of Song on her special day, the Library’s Jazz Specialist Larry Appelbaum will give a talk tomorrow […]
This Week at the Library: Wednesday, 4/19, 7:00 pm – Bibliodiscotheque Film Screening: Pump Up the Volume (Film) Friday, 4/21, 6:30 pm – Conversation with Steven Isserlis (Interview) Friday, 4/21, 8:00 pm – Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih (Concert) Saturday, 4/22, 11:00 am – #Declassified: “In Bach’s Hand” (Lecture) Saturday, 4/22, 6:30 pm – John Szwed: “Painting […]
This Week at the Library: Tuesday, 4/4, 12:00 pm – “WWI Sheet Music at the Library of Congress” (Lecture) Friday, 4/7, 6:30 pm – “Fierce Grace: Jeannette Rankin” (Concert + Panel) Saturday, 4/8, 6:30 pm – Conversation with Brett Dean (Panel) Saturday, 4/8, 8:00 pm – Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival (Concert) ***** Tuesday, April 4, 2017 […]
The Library of Congress is pleased to invite “In the Muse” readers to attend a special event co-presented with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington Performing Arts, as part of SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras. On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 10:00 am a host of distinguished arts leaders […]