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 […]

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: Chamber Music, Lieder & Showtunes

Concerts from the Library of Congress Upcoming Events Friday, October 16, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) ATOS Trio Germany’s acclaimed ATOS Trio brings impeccable musicianship and an exploratory edge to its renditions of piano trios old and new. The strings are featured in the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by composer Michael […]

Pride Month at the Nation’s Library

June traditionally marks LGBT Pride Month across the federal government and in many major American cities. In addition to enjoying the many events, parties, parades and street festivals, there are opportunities for you to commemorate Pride Month at the nation’s library. LGBT figures and allies in history, government, literature, law, and the arts, are represented […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Friday, May 22, 2015 – 8:00 pm (Coolidge Auditorium) LIGHT AND MATTER Jennifer Koh, violin | Anssi Karttunen, cello | Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano A special collection of artists combines forces to present a new piano trio by the masterful Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, commissioned in part […]

New Webcasts Available

We’re cranking out lots of new event webcasts! Here’s a smattering of the latest releases: CONCERTS Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, U.K. Graham Ross, conductor Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival Live Recording – December 6, 2015 (Coolidge Auditorium) Repertoire: Monterverdi | Nisi Dominus, SV 206:8, from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) I. Fine […]

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 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 Friday, February 20, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) CLAREMONT TRIO & MISHA AMORY Winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award, twins Emily and Julia Bruskin and Andrea Lam bring their talents to the Coolidge Auditorium. “Their exuberant performance and gutsy repertoire…was the kind of fresh approach […]