Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2015 at 8 PM

Photo: ATOS Trio

photo credit: Steven Haberland

Coolidge Auditorium

Germany’s acclaimed ATOS Trio brings impeccable musicianship and an exploratory edge to its renditions of piano trios old and new. The strings are featured in the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by composer Michael Hersch. Ernest Bloch’s Three Nocturnes offer a striking contrast to the first piano trio of his erstwhile student, Leon Kirchner. Beethoven’s monumental op. 97 piano trio, dedicated to his friend and supporter Archduke Rudolf of Austria, closes the program.


Trio (1954)


thirteen pieces after texts of Robert Lowell (World Premiere)
Commissioned by the Hans Kindler Foundation Trust Fund in the Library of Congress


Three Nocturnes


Piano Trio in B-flat major, op. 97 (“Archduke”)

This performance is SOLD OUT. However, a limited number of RUSH tickets is available, at no cost, 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

with Michael Hersch and Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Presented in cooperation with the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center.