March 1 at 12 PM
Jazz curator Larry Appelbaum interviews Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson
March 3 at 8 PM
A program featuring works by Schubert, Shostakovich, and Brahms
March 7 at 12 PM
“Dayton C. Miller, an American Collector of Flutes,” Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and Paul Runci
March 9 at 7 PM
“Miles and Trane as Living Ancestors,” Ingrid Monson, Library of Congress Jazz Scholar
March 21 at 8 PM
A special evening of Kyogen with the Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe
Musicians from Marlboro
March 22 at 8 PM
Alexi Kenney, Robin Scott, Shuangshuang Liu, Peter Stumpf, and Zoltán Fejérvári
March 24 at 8 PM
Guitarist Eliot Fisk joins the quartet for a premiere of a new work by Hilda Paredes
Ella Fitzgerald Centennial
March 31 at 8 PM
"Dianne Reeves Sings Ella," a special intimate concert featuring award-winning singer
April 4 at 12 PM
“World War I Sheet Music at the Library of Congress,” Paul Frauenfelter
April 7 at 6:30 PM
"Fierce Grace—Jeanette Rankin," a song cycle about the first woman elected to Congress
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
April 8 at 8 PM
Orion String Quartet with Tony Arnold, Brett Dean and Juho Pohjohnen
April 11 at 12 PM
“Choreographer Erick Hawkins and Composer Lucia Dlugoszewski;” with Libby Smigel and Kate Doyle
Isserlis / Shih
April 21 at 8 PM
Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih in a program of Fauré, Hahn, Shostakovich, and more
April 22 at 11 AM
“In Bach’s Hand: Notes and Accounts,” with Anne McLean and Jan Lauridsen
April 22 at 8 PM
Saxophone player and composer Coleman with his band, Five Elements
April 25 at 12 PM
“Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Ella Fitzgerald,” with Larry Appelbaum
April 29 at 11 AM
"Sketches and Sources for Liszt’s Années de pèlerinage, Troisiéme Année," with David Plylar
May 9 at 12 PM
“Sidney Robertson Cowell and the WPA California Folk Music Project, 1938-40,” with Cathy Kerst
May 16 at 12 PM
“The Costume Designs of Miles White” with Walter Zvonchenko
May 18 at 7 PM
"Johnnies, Tommies, and Sammies: Music and the WWI Alliance"
May 20 at 8 PM
Trumpeter Akinmusire, one of the hottest artists on the jazz scene today, with his quartet
The 91st season of Concerts from the Library of Congress builds on our continuing mission: to give the music on the shelves of the Library a living voice.
Bringing the Library’s phenomenally rich music collections to life in performance and conversation, we present concerts, lectures, and encounters with remarkable artists, composers and scholars, plus film screenings and book talks: experiences to invigorate and inspire.
Join us for an exciting 65-event series launching October 17, offering classical music, jazz, pop, American musical theater and more. Coming up: luminaries like The Tallis Scholars, Mark Padmore, Tony Arnold, and Jordi Savall; world premiere performances of Library of Congress commissions from Wolfgang Rihm, Brett Dean and Steve Coleman; great jazz programs made possible through the generous support of the Reva and David Logan Foundation; and an 80th anniversary celebration for our Stradivari instruments, the gift of Gertrude Clarke Whittall.
Curious about music? You can immerse yourself in our Declassified presentations and curator talks, and investigate a range of musical topics, from heavy metal to Rachmaninoff. Take an evening for a transformative experience at the Library of Congress, all absolutely free of charge to everyone.
The Library of Congress and WETA Classical 90.9 launched a new radio series on April 1, 2016, presenting 13 one-hour programs produced from the Library's 2015-2016 concert season. Produced by Classic Digital Syndications, the series is offered free of charge to public radio stations nationwide. The series is hosted by Bill McGlaughlin with special guest hosts David Plylar, Nicholas Alexander Brown, James Wintle, Nicholas Kitchen, and WETA's Dan DeVany.
Library of Congress on Q2 Music
The Library of Congress and Q2 Music, the online stream of contemporary classical music presented by New York-based public broadcaster WQXR Radio, partners to release live recordings of recent Library of Congress commissions and U.S. and world premiere performances of contemporary works.
Full 2016-2017 Season
New Baseball Exhibition
This exhibition features baseball sheet music from the Library's collections. Most of these works are original copyright deposits and represent only a small fraction of the more than 400 published songs about baseball in the Music Division’s custody. They illustrate the remarkable congruence between the evolution of the sport from before the Civil War to the present, and the musical counterparts that have chronicled in song baseball’s greatest moments.