Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2015-2016

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 at 8 PM

Photo: Martha Graham Dance Company

photo credit: Martha Graham Dance Company

Photo: Pontus Lidberg

Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg
Photo credit: Nir Arieli

Coolidge Auditorium

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SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 at 2 PM

Coolidge Auditorium

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SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2016 at 8 PM

Coolidge Auditorium

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The Martha Graham Dance Company presents three performances in our festival week, offering a trio of the five Graham ballets commissioned by the Library: Appalachian Spring (music by Aaron Copland); Cave of the Heart (music by Samuel Barber) and Dark Meadow (music by Carlos Chávez).

Paying tribute to this extraordinary legacy is a new Library of Congress commission, Woodland, by Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg, set to music by Irving Fine, including his Notturno for strings and harp. Co-commissioned by the Verna and Irving Fine Fund in the Library of Congress and the Martha Graham Dance Company, Woodland receives its world premiere performance on April 1, with two performances following on April 2.

CHOREOGRAPHY BY MARTHA GRAHAM

Appalachian Spring
      Music by Aaron Copland
      Set design by Isamu Noguchi

CHOREOGRAPHY BY PONTUS LIDBERG

Woodland (World Premiere)
      Music by Irving Fine
      Set design by Martha Graham Dance Company
Co-Commissioned by the Verna and Irving Fine Fund in the Library of Congress and the Martha Graham Dance Company

CHOREOGRAPHY BY MARTHA GRAHAM

Cave of the Heart
      Music by Samuel Barber
      Set design by Isamu Noguchi

Saraband from Dark Meadow
      Music by Carlos Chávez
      Set design by Isamu Noguchi

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION
FRIDAY, APRIL 1 at 6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
with Janet Eilber and Pontus Lidberg