Joined by pianist Simone Dinnerstein, the Grammy-nominated quartet performs works by Irving Fine, Mozart and a Library of Congress commission by Jefferson Friedman using the Library's Stradivari instruments. Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
Following a discussion of composer Irving Fine's life and work by scholars and experts, pianists Oliver Hagen and Daniel Pesca and clarinetist Alan R. Kay and the Chiara Quartet perform Copland's Sextet and Fine's "Toccata Concertante," transcribed for two pianos. Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
The United Kingdom-based choral group makes its Library of Congress debut with a program featuring Irving Fine's "The Hour-Glass," "Three Choruses from Alice in Wonderland" (Set 1) and "A Short Alleluia," as well as works by Bernstein, Monteverdi, Britten/Harrison and Schoenberg. Presented with Songs of America, the concert is part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
In honor of teacher and violinist Roman Totenberg, his former student, violinist Mira Wang performs chamber works by Beethoven, Harbison and Tchaikovsky with cellist Jan Vogler and pianist Antti Siirala. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
The chamber group performs the Library's annual Antonio Stradivari Anniversary concert with a program featuring Schulhoff's Five Pieces for String Quartet, Beethoven's String Quartet and Mozart's G-minor string quartet with violist Hsin-Yun Huang. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion.
A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta, one of four copies that date to 1215, highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in Britain. At the Jefferson Building.
With more than 200 items on display, two new films and 10 audiovisual stations with news and documentary footage, this exhibition highlights the first major civil rights law passed by Congress after Reconstruction. At the Jefferson Building.
The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill, of which the Thomas Jefferson Building (1897) is the original. The Library began in 1800 inside the U.S. Capitol.
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