Led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano, the chamber ensemble presents a program featuring works by Prokofiev, Spano and Mozart as well as the world premiere of Higdon's Viola Concerto with violist Roberto Diaz. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
The pianists perform Karlheinz Stockhausen's 1970 "Mantra" for two pianos, percussion and electronics with James Donahue and Cameron Kirkpatrick. Violinist Yura Lee joins Chi to perform Elliott Carter's "Duo" for violin and piano. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Flutist Lorna McGhee, curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, and pianist Ryo Yanagitani, explore the ancient history of the flute in "Two Thousand Flutes," a program presented with the Library of Congress. McGhee will perform on some of the rare instruments from the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
The violinist, cellist and pianist perform Finnish composer
Kaija Saariaho's new work "Light and Matter," which was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress. The program will also feature works by Debussy and Ravel. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
An exhibition celebrating the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block features 10 original drawings by the artist from the Library of Congress's Herbert L. Block Collection. 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 since Reconstruction. At the Jefferson Building, Southwest Gallery.
An exhibition pairing editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block's cartoons with the works of his conservative contemporaries reveals the range of editorial opinions that came from such topics as World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and more. 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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