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PREVIEW OF 2005-2006 SEASON -- CELEBRATING 80 YEARS

All concerts are free but require tickets (see ticket information). All programs and dates are subject to change without notice.
Read full press release annoucing the season.

September 30 -- Daedalus Quartet with Donald Weilerstein, viola

Prokofiev: String Quartet, op. 50, no. 1 (Coolidge Foundation commission)
Haydn: String Quartet in B minor, op. 33, no. 1
Mozart: String Quintet in D Major, K. 593

Tickets available September 7

Film Festival - September 26 - October 7
Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building. No tickets required but seating is limited. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before each screening. Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before show time, after which standbys will be admitted. Programs subject to change without notice.

September 26 at 6:30pm, Harakiri (1962) Directed by Masaki Kobayashi

September 27 at 7:00, Woman of the Dunes (1964) Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

September 28 at 6:30, Kwaidan (1964) Directed by Masaki Kobayashi

September 29 at 7:00, Empire of Passion (1978) Directed by Nagisa Oshima

September 30 at 7:00, Toru Takemitsu: Music for the Movies (1994) Directed by Charlotte Zwerin;
Antonio Gaudi (1984) Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

October 3 at 7:00 Fire Festival (1984) Directed by Mitsuo Yanagimachi

October 4 at 6:30 Ran (1985) Directed by Akira Kurosawa

October 5 at 6:30 Onimaru (1988) Directed by Yoshishige Yoshida

October 6 at 6:30 Black Rain (1989) Directed by Shohei Imamura

October 7 at 7:00 The Assassin (1964) Directed by Masahiro Shinoda

October 8 -- Chamber Music of Toru Takemitsu
Masatoshi Mitsumoto, artistic director and conductor

An evening of works by a seminal figure in 20th century music, championed by Stravinsky and Copland, who bridged Eastern and Western traditions. The program includes his string quartet A way a Lone, Stanza II for harp and tape, Air for flute, and other pieces, featuring flutist Paula Robison, violinist Shoko Aki, violist Maria Lambros, harpist Naoko Yoshino, the Potomac String Quartet, cellist Evelyn Elsing, pianist Audrey Andrist, and others.

Presented as part of Mirror of Tree, Mirror of Field: a Celebration of the Life and Music of Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996), which includes a roundtable discussion, and screenings of ten films with scores by the composer. Presented in cooperation with the Japan Fund. Special guests: Mrs. Asaka Takemitsu, and daughter Maki Takemitsu.

Tickets available September 7.

October 8, 2005, at 5:00 p.m.
Roundtable discussion preceding the concert
Whittall Pavilion - No tickets required

Moderator: Mark Swed, Music Critic, Los Angeles Times
Panelists: Peter Grilli, film producer and president, Japan Society of Boston; Masatoshi Mitsumoto, conductor; Jon Newsom, former Chief, Music Division, Library of Congress; Roger Reynolds, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paula Robison, flutist and noted interpreter of Takemitsu's music; Toshiro Saruya, composer

October 14 -- Vermeer Quartet with Edmund Battersby, piano

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, op. 76, no. 1
Janácek: Quartet no. 2 ("Intimate Letters")
Dohnányi: Piano Quintet in C minor, op. 1, no. 1

Tickets available September 7

October 17 -- Chick Corea's Touchstone Quintet

With the core members of Paco de Lucia's band--Carles Benavent, Tom Brechtlein, Jorge Pardo, and Rubem Dantas--the 12-time Grammy Award winner revisits the heart of his Spanish-influenced compositions from his classic Touchstone album and continues his flamenco-based explorations with a new set of music for this innovative quintet.

Tickets available September 14

October 18 -- Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn with Arabella Steinbacher, violin

Mendelssohn: Sinfonia no. 10 in B minor
Mozart: Concerto in A Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219
Bruckner: Quintet in F Major, op. 112

Tickets available September 14

Pre-concert presentation by Dexter Edge, Mozart scholar at 6:15 p.m. (No tickets required for lecture)

Co-sponsored by the Goethe-Institut Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the Adolf Cluss Exhibition at the Charles Sumner School Museum. For more information: www.adolf-cluss.org.

October 19 -- Borodin Quartet, 60th Anniversary Tour

Borodin: String Quartet no. 1 in A Major
Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor, op. 95 ("Serioso")
Beethoven: Grosse Fuge, op. 133

Tickets available September 14

October 28 -- Corigliano Quartet with Thomas Gallant, oboe, and Pedja Muzijevic, piano
Founder's Day Concert

Coolidge: Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1947)
Carter: Oboe Quartet (2001)
Sallinen: Echoes from a Play for oboe and strings (Washington premiere)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, op. 34

Tickets available September 21

November 3 -- Jerusalem Trio with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

Haydn: Piano Trio in A Major, Hob. XV:18
Brahms: Piano Trio in C minor, op. 101, no. 3
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time

Tickets available September 21

November 9 and 15 -- Performances commemorating the end of World War II

November 9, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. -- A New Work created by Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Coolidge Auditorium - Free; no tickets required

Co-presented with the Harvard Law School Conference on the Nuremberg Trials, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in a program of original works created with veterans and historians based on stories of wartime service, Concentration Camp liberators, and Justice Robert Jackson's personal papers.

November 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. -- In the Shadow of the Holocaust, Master Chorale of Washington
Coolidge Auditorium - Free; but reservations required

A cantata by the Chorale's music director, Donald McCullough, based on songs and writings of prisoners in Nazi concentration camps---a tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, among whom were American Jewish soldiers. The program will also include selected readings from the collections of the Veterans History Project.

November 18 -- Kennedy Center Chamber Players

Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major for Two Violins, op. 56
Grieg: Sonata in A Minor for Cello and Piano, op. 36
Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings, op. 20

Tickets available October 5

December 2 -- Amelia Trio with Eugenia Zukerman, flute

Beethoven: Piano Trio in C Minor, op. 1, no. 3
Roussel: Trio for Flute, Viola, and Cello, op. 40
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, op. 49

Tickets available October 19

December 7 -- Peter Schickele

Composer, performer, scholar, and entertainer, Peter Schickele (a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach) presents a lecture on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with his usual inimitable blend of humor and erudition. Louis C. Elson Memorial Lecture

No tickets required

December 9 -- Andy Bey Quartet

The "elder statesman of jazz vocals" with a voice of phenomenal range--in an evening of soul and blues, plus standards from the Great American Songbook.

Tickets available October 26

December 16 -- Jupiter String Quartet

Haydn: Quartet in B-Flat Major, op. 76, no. 4 ("Sunrise")
Dutilleux: Ainsi la nuit (Koussevitzky Foundation commission)
Beethoven: Quartet in F Major, op. 59, no. 1 ("Razumovsky")

Tickets available November 2

February 2 -- Chamber Music of Roger Reynolds

A concert of chamber music by the 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, known for his eclectic and experimental works that explore spatial, perceptual, and technological boundaries. A Library of Congress web presentation of Reynolds's music is located at http://www.loc.gov/rogerreynolds/

Tickets available December 21

Pre-concert presentation by Stephen G. Soderberg, Music Division, Library of Congress 6:15 p.m.

No tickets required for pre-concert presentation

February 3 -- Cuarteto Casals

Arriaga: String Quartet no. 3 in E-Flat Major
Mozart: String Quartet in G Major, K. 80
Zemlinsky: String Quartet no. 2

Tickets available December 21

Pre-concert presentation by Robin Rausch, Music Division, Library of Congress at 6:15 p.m.

No tickets required for pre-concert presentation

February 10 -- Czech Nonet

Novák: Balleti à 9
Mozart: Oboe Quartet, K. 370
Brahms: Serenade in D Major, op. 11 (original version)

Tickets available December 28

Pre-concert presentation by Karen Moses, Music Division, Library of Congress at 6:15 p.m.

No tickets required for pre-concert presentation

February 21 -- Kuijken String Quartet

Over a two-year period, Mozart completed six quartets--"fruits of a long and laborious process" he wrote in his dedication to Joseph Haydn. During Mozart's anniversary year, the renowned Kuijken Quartet--pioneers in the historical performance practice movement--will play the complete cycle of "Haydn" quartets in two concerts: the first at the National Gallery of Art and the second at the Library of Congress. (Part 1: Sunday, February 19, 2006, 6:30 pm, at the National Gallery of Art. For more information call 202-842-6941 or log onto http://www.nga.gov.)

Tickets available January 11

Pre-concert presentation by Denise Gallo, Music Division, Library of Congress at 6:15 p.m.

No tickets required for pre-concert presentation

March 3 -- Ensemble Corund
Stephen Smith, artistic director

Lucerne's impressive a cappella chamber choir offers "A Shakespeare Serenade," an evening of songs based on texts by the Bard and his contemporaries, by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Martin, Edward Elgar, Frederick Delius, and others.

Tickets available January 18

March 10 -- Belcea Quartet with Ian Bostridge, tenor, and Julius Drake, piano

Fauré: La bonne chanson, op. 61
Shostakovich: String Quartet in F Major, op. 73, no. 3
Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge

Tickets available January 25

March 17 -- Songs of Ricky Ian Gordon and Jake Heggie

Mezzo sopranos Margaret Lattimore, Stephanie Novacek, and Mary Phillips perform song cycles by acclaimed contemporary composers Ricky Ian Gordon and Jake Heggie, who are the pianists for this concert. The program also includes duets and trios by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

Tickets available February 1

March 24 -- Bach Collegium Japan

Bach: Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
Bach: Harpsichord Concerto no. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, BWV 1050

Tickets available February 8

March 31 -- Chamber Music of Milton Babbitt

Praised for his "thoughtful performances of musical integrity, taste, and technical skill," pianist Robert Taub, renowned interpreter of Babbitt--who turns 90 in 2006--performs works by the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize Citation for his "life's work as a distinguished and seminal American composer," including a new work for violin and piano commissioned by the McKim Fund in the Library of Congress.

Pre-concert presentation by Stephen G. Soderberg, Music Division, Library of Congress

Tickets available February 15

April 7 -- Juilliard String Quartet

Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, D. 804 ("Rosamunde")
Viñao: Loss and Silence (Washington premiere)
Beethoven: String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, op. 131

Tickets available February 22

Pre-concert presentation by Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, Music Division, Library of Congress at 6:15 p.m.

No tickets required for pre-concert presentation

April 8 -- Elmar Oliveira, violin

An enthusiastic supporter of the art of violin and bow makers, the first and only American violinist to win the Gold Medal in the Tchaikovsky International Competition is a champion of contemporary works including works written for him. Program to be announced.

Tickets available February 22

April 20 -- Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, fiddle and guitar

Music from the heart and soul of America, performed by a much-admired duo in American roots music--internationally recognized for Ungar's "Ashokan Farewell," which became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns' 1990 PBS series The Civil War.

Tickets available March 8

April 21 -- Bach Alive! In the Nation's Library (II)

The Washington Bach Consort, "among the country's premier groups of its kind," led by its founder and music director J. Reilly Lewis, performs Bach's Cantata, BWV 9, Est ist das heil uns kommen her, and continues its survey of twentieth-century choral music by American composers. A special collaborative project cosponsored by the Eleanor Remick Warren Society, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Library of Congress.

Tickets available March 8.

Pre-concert presentation by Stephanie Poxon, Music Division, Library of Congress at 6:15 p.m.

No tickets required for pre-concert presentation

April 28 -- London Haydn Quartet, with Erich Hoeprich, clarinet

Mozart: Clarinet Quartet in B-flat Major
Mozart: String Quartet in F Major, K. 590 ("Prussian")
Mozart: Fugues in C Minor and D Major for string quartet, K. 405
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581

Tickets available March 15

May 5 -- Jacques Ogg, harpsichord

Recital program to include works by D'Anglebert, Muffat, Forqueray, Soler, and C.P.E. Bach

Tickets available March 22

May 12 -- Chamber Music of Morton Subotnick

An important innovator in electronic music and multimedia works performs Until Spring Revisited, a solo laptop work in surround sound, drawing on many of the important technological breakthroughs in the history of the genre.

Pre-concert presentation by Stephen G. Soderberg, Music Division, Library of Congress

Tickets available March 29

May 19 -- Cho-Liang Lin, violin, and André-Michel Schub, piano

Mozart: Sonata in D Major, K. 306
Sheng: Sonata for Violin and Piano (world premiere)
Mozart: Sonata in G Major, K. 379
Walton: Sonata for Violin and Piano

Tickets available April 5

Pre-concert presentation by Susan Clermont

No tickets required for pre-concert presentation


Special presentations in the 2005-6 Concert Season:

Saturday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m.
Lecture-recital: The American Style: Two Different Paths

Washington, D.C. pianist-composer Alan Mandel performs music by Alexander Reinagle, Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, Charles Ives, Elie Siegmeister, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and his own composition, newly commissioned by the William and Adeline Croft Memorial Fund in the Library of Congress. No tickets required

JAZZ & SOUL FILM SERIES IN THE NATION'S LIBRARY
Mondays, October 17 - December 19, 2005, at 7 p.m.
Mary Pickford Theater / 3rd Floor James Madison Building

Seating is limited and tickets are not required. Reservations may be made by phone, beginning one week before any given screening. Call (202) 707-5677 during business hours. Reserved seats must be claimed at least 10 minutes before show time, after which standbys will be admitted. Programs subject to change without notice. Series Curators: Larry Appelbaum and Norman Middleton (A co-presentation of the Music Division and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division in the Library of Congress.)

  • October 17 The Gene Krupa Story (1959) and The Sound of Jazz (1957)
  • October 24 The Connection (1961) - winner of the Critic's Prize at Cannes, Shirley Clarke's controversial film "captures the be-bop infused counter-culture of the early 1960s" with notable appearances by saxophonist Jackie McLean and pianist Freddie Redd. One Night with Blue Note (2003) - Jackie McLean stars in an excerpt from the historic Town Hall reunion concert on February 22, 1985, marking the revival of the Blue Note label.
  • October 31 Sweet Love, Bitter (1966) - a film adaptation of John A. Williams's novel, Night Song, about a jazz saxophonist, Richie "Eagle" Coles--a character based loosely on Charlie "Bird" Parker and played by Dick Gregory. Music by Mal Waldron and Charles McPherson. Jazz at the Philharmonic (1950) - Director Gjon Mili's unfinished follow-up to his groundbreaking film Jammin' The Blues stars Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Bill Harris, Lester Young, Flip Phillips, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Buddy Rich, and Ella Fitzgerald in a series of startling lip-synched studio performances.
    November 7 The Cool World (1963) - featuring a jazz score by Mal Waldron and Dizzy Gillespie, Shirley Clarke's film portrays with "unflinching realism" the pressures that confront a group of young black teenagers in Harlem.
  • November 14 Salsa (1976) - a documentary and performance film centering around the historic 1973 Yankee Stadium concert by the Fania All-Stars featuring Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Johnny Pacheco, Mongo Santamaria, Ricardo Ray, Bobby Cruz, Roberto Roena, Billy Cobham, Manu Dibango, and other stars of the Latin music scene in New York and Puerto Rico.
  • November 21 Harlem Variety Revue (1955-56) - all-black rhythm and blues variety television show hosted by Willie Bryant. Part One: four episodes with Lionel Hampton, Bill Bailey, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Honi Coles, Cholly Atkins, Sarah Vaughan, Amos Milburn, Joe Turner, Mantan Moreland, and others.
  • November 28 Part Two: four episodes with Count Basie, "Big" Joe Turner, Martha Davis, Nipsey Russell, Lionel Hampton, Dinah Washington, Nat King Cole, Faye Adams, and others.
  • December 5 That Rhythm, Those Blues (1988) - a documentary about pre-rock-n-roll, "all black" rhythm and blues from the 1940s and early 1950s featuring Charles Brown, Ruth Brown, record store and label owner Bobby Robinson, disc jockeys Shelly The Playboy and Diggy Doo, and record producers Jerry Wexler and Ralf Bass. God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony--the Voice (2003) - this fascinating documentary includes never-before-seen archival footage of the Delta Rhythm Boys, the Moonglows, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Chantels, Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, and others.
  • December 12 Soul to Soul (1971) - Wilson Pickett, Ike and Tina Turner, the Staples Sisters, Voices of East Harlem, and others in the legendary concert on March 6, 1971 in Ghana, celebrating the fourteenth anniversary of the country's independence.
  • December 19 Sam Cooke: Legend (2001) - archival footage and photos tell the story of the promising artist, including interviews with his killer, his father and younger brother, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Dick Clark, Lloyd Price, Gladys Knight, and many others. The Apollo Presents the Motortown Revue (1963) - Little Stevie Wonder, the Miracles, the Marvelettes, Marvin Gaye, Martha & the Vandellas, Mary Wells, and others appear in a vintage performance of the famous traveling show.

HOMEGROWN 2005

A free noontime concert series presented by the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. All concerts are in the Coolidge Auditorium. Seating is first-come, first-served, and no tickets are required.

September 20, 2005 - National Heritage Fellow
Carter Family Tribute with Janette Carter

October 12, 2005 - Negura Peruana
Afro Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut

November 16, 2005 - Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers

December 7, 2005 - Birmingham Sunlights
African American Gospel quartet from Alabama

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the End of World War II
presented by the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
A New Work -- Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Coolidge Auditorium - Free; no tickets required

Co-presented with the Harvard Law School Conference on the Nuremberg Trials, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in a program of original works created with veterans and historians based on stories of wartime service, Concentration Camp liberators, and Justice Robert Jackson's personal papers.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
In the Shadow of the Holocaust, Master Chorale of Washington
Coolidge Auditorium - Free; but reservations required

A cantata by the Chorale's music director, Donald McCullough, based on songs and writings of prisoners in Nazi concentration camps--a tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, among whom were American Jewish soldiers. The program will also include selected readings from the collections of the Veterans History Project.

Both concerts are free, but reservations are required: (202) 707-6179 or vhpRSVP@loc.gov .

For further information on these events, visit www.loc.gov/vets or call (202) 707-4916.

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