Guest artists pianist Pedja Muzijevic and violist Hsin-Yun Huang join the quartet for an evening featuring a 1908 work by American composer Amy Beach, Korngold's String Quartet no. 3 and Beethoven's String Quartet. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
The Chicago-based ensemble plays Georg Friedrich Haas's "in vain" and premieres a new work by George Lewis commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress. Presented in honor of Music Division benefactor Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
The pianist presents a special recital for the Library of Congress featuring selections from Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," as well as works by Beethoven and Brahms. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
The orchestra performs sacred and secular music in a program featuring "Hanacpachap cussicuinin," an anonymous hymn written in Quechuan that is the oldest polyphonic piece published in North America. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
Joined by violinist 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 Cambridge, U.K. 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, Wang, and artists Vogler and Siirala perform chamber works by Beethoven, Harbison and Tchaikovsky. At the Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium.
St. Lawrence String Quartet Project performs the Library's annual Antonio Stradivari Anniversary concert with a program featuring Schulhoff's Five Pieces for Strign Quartet, Beethoven's String Quartet and Mozart's G-minor string quartet, which they will perform with violist Hsin-Yun Huang. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion.
A 75-item display held in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the 1215 Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta highlights its creation, reinterpretation and emergence as a document of constitutional law in the United States. 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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