Writers Sam Lipsyte and Howard Norman will read from the work of Roth, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist; the Library of Congress's manuscript and rare books divisions will present materials from the Phillip Roth Collection. At the Jefferson Building, Whittall Pavilion.
In celebration of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's 300th birthday, harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani's recital includes works by C.P.E. Bach's father, Johann Sebastian Bach, and brother Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Led by conductor Oliver Knussen, the chamber ensemble's concert includes Knussen's "Ophelia Dances" and "Ophelia's Last Dance" and features soprano Lucy Schaufer and baritone Andrew Sauvageau. Part of Knussen's residency at the Library of Congress. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Joined by the Amphion String Quartet and other special guests, the chamber music society presents an evening featuring a world premiere of Rautavaara's Variations for Five: String Quintet no. 2. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Violinist Alexandra Woods, cellist Ulrich Heinen and pianist Huw Watkins join the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in a performance that features the regional premiere of Carter's "Epigrams," works by Knussen, Britten and Bridge, and the world premiere of Neikrug's Piano Trio, commissioned by the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
In honor of Serge Koussevitzky's career and the work the conductor, composer and bassist has done for other composers since his death, the foundation's board members curated a program of works by composers who have received aid from the foundation. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
An exhibition featuring historical records, personal accounts, photography and more explores the challenges, results and events that led to the passage of the civil rights act. 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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