A partnership of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.
Institute Workshop/Jam Session
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2003 at 7:00pm
Location TBA - No tickets required
The Brubeck Institute was established in 2000 by Dave and Iola Brubeck,
alumni of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California,
where the Institute is based. The mission of the Institute is to
preserve, promote, and pass on Dave Brubeck’s rich legacy
to future generations through the study and performance of jazz
and contemporary classical music along within a humanities curriculum.
The university is also home to the Dave Brubeck Collection, one
of the largest personal jazz collections in the world. it contains
hundreds of published and unpublished compositions, original manuscripts,
recordings, photos, writings, press clippings, and memorabilia.
The Library of Congress will present the Living Legend Award to
Dave Brubeck, in conjunction with a concert featuring the Dave
Brubeck Quartet and Brubeck Institute fellows joined by the
Institute’s artistic director, bassist Christian McBride.
Masterclasses, Workshops, and Pre-concert Talks
FRIDAY, October 17, 2003 (time TBA)
JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 4 pm
Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts
2525 Ontario Rd, NW - www.sitarcenter.org
Saturday, November 8, 2003 (time TBA)
Spirit of Fès touring ensemble
Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 6:30pm
No tickets are required.
Thursday, November 13 at 8 pm
Odetta, "Queen of American Folk Music" and "Mother
Goddess of Folk/Blues" will receive a Living Legend Award
from the Library and perform songs from the Archive of Folk Culture.
No tickets required.
Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Music
Division in the Library of Congress.
2003 - June 2004
Drawn from the Library’s collections, this curriculum guided
series of live performances provide K-12 students with an immediate
and stimulating experience of music, art, literature, and history
from different cultures. The Washington Revels returns with a
program on Irish heritage and DC's historic alley communities,
the folk music group Saelimenninir leads a musical journey though
Scandinavia, and Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater appears
in collaboration with the Library. For more information visit
A project of the Public Service Collections Directorate in
cooperation with the Music Division.
Free public performances of traditional music and dance drawn
from communities across the United States. Reviving a Library tradition
of folk music presentations that dates to the 1940s, the noontime
concerts will be held on the West steps of the Thomas Jefferson
Building, Library of Congress at noon. Inclement weather locations:
Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building or Mumford Room, 6th
floor of the Madison Building. No tickets are required.
and LORENZO MARTÍNEZ
2003 National Heritage Awardees
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Noon
WYLIE and the WILD WEST
Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at Noon
Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at Noon
Presented by the American
Folklife Center in cooperation with the Folklore Society of
Greater Washington, the Kennedy
Center Millennium Stage, and the Music Division of the Library
The "Capital Roots" concerts will be held in Madison Hall
of the Library's James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue,
SE, once a month from October through December, from 12 noon until
1:00 p.m. All concerts are on Thursdays, and are free of charge.
Thursday, October 23, 2003 at noon
Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 12:00 noon
SENSACIÓN VALLENATA con GUSTAVO
Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 12:00 noon
Presented by the American
Folklife Center and the Public Service Collections Directorate,
these noontime concerts highlight outstanding Washington area
traditional artists through the fall months. DC is home to many
talented folk musicians, and this series celebrates our nation's
"Capital Roots" music.