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Special Programs (Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2003-2004)
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The Irving Ceasar Lifetime Trust Project
A partnership of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution.

Image: The Brubeck InstituteBrubeck 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 it contains hundreds of published and unpublished compositions, original manuscripts, recordings, photos, writings, press clippings, and memorabilia.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

Image: Gonzalo RubalcabaGONZALO RUBALCABA
FRIDAY, October 17, 2003
(time TBA)
Location TBA

Thursday, October 23, 2003 at 4 pm
Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts

    2525 Ontario Rd, NW -

Saturday, November 8, 2003
(time TBA)
Location TBA

Spirit of Fès touring ensemble (pre-concert conversation)
Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 6:30pm
Whittall Pavilion

No tickets are required.

The Year of the Blues/75th Anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture

Image of OdettaODETTA
Thursday, November 13 at 8 pm
Coolidge Auditorium

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.

Library of Congress Live
Image: Children Dancing the GalliardSeptember 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.

Homegrown: The Music of America

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.

Image: Wylie and the Wild WestROBERTO and LORENZO MARTÍNEZ
2003 National Heritage Awardees
Thursday, September 18, 2003 at Noon

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 of Congress.

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

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.

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