Augustin Hadelich, Orion Weiss
October 21 at 8 PM
Violinist Hadelich and pianist Weiss in a program featuring Beethoven’s “Kreutzer Sonata”
Leif Ove Andsnes
October 29 at 8 PM
Norwegian pianist Andsnes in a program featuring Beethoven's “Pathétique” sonata and selections by Grieg and Dvořák
October 30 at 8 PM
A collaboration between Third Coast Percussion and electronic music producer/composer Jlin and Movement Art Is
Hub New Music
Nov. 5 at 8 PM
Steven Mackey’s violin sonata performed alongside new works by Takuma Itoh and Carlos Simon
Nov. 17 at 10 AM
“‘Radio Enchains Music:’ The 1940 ASCAP Radio War and Music Festivals” Elisse La Barre, PhD
Zuill Bailey, Bryan Wallick
Nov. 19 at 8 PM
Cellist Bailey and pianist Wallick in a program of Mendelssohn, Debussy, Lukas Foss and Rachmaninoff
Dec, 2 at 10 AM
“Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy” with Victoria Phillips, PhD
Netherlands Chamber Choir
Dec. 3 at 8 PM
This exceptional choir in a stunning, joyous performance of J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio
Dec. 9 at 8 PM
Powerhouse saxophonist Gillam presents a diverse solo program
Dec. 10 at 8 PM
Imani Winds will be joined by the Catalyst Quartet in a performance of Roberto Sierra’s nonet Concierto de Cámera
Dec. 11 at 8 PM
Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Skonberg presents a program of jazz compositions
Calidore String Quartet
Dec. 18 at 8 PM
Hear the quartet perform on the Library’s Stradivari instruments in a program of musical gold
Announcing the 2021-22 Season of Concerts from the Library of Congress
Audiences, Artists and Art—these are our watchwords as we continue to navigate the challenges of our times. Our fall 2021 season will be presented virtually, through our experience-rich event portals that gather together concerts, conversations, lectures, electronic resources and programs in one easy-to-access location. Starting in the spring we invite you to join us for in-person events when it is safe to do so, and to continue enjoying additional presentations being offered virtually.
Our fall lineup includes a huge range of music both familiar and new. We will open with a blockbuster performance of Wynton Marsalis’ A Fiddler’s Tale, followed by an exploration of Tchaikovsky songs performed by Alice Coote and Christian Blackshaw, with narration by Ralph Fiennes. The vocal phenomenon that is Daymé Arocena follows, and later in the fall we will hear Leif Ove Andsnes, Augustin Hadelich, Zuill Bailey and other luminaries, including the Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Calidore Quartet for our annual Stradivari Anniversary concert.
The Imani Winds join forces with the Catalyst Quartet in the first of two concerts bringing new music by under-represented composers to life. Third Coast Percussion has collaborated with Movement Art Is for a dance and percussion spectacle, while Hub New Music will perform the premiere of a major new work by composer Carlos Simon, Requiem for the Enslaved.
Please join us for these events and more, and be on the lookout for additional opportunities to communicate with artists and Library staff in real time as we go forward. Thank you for your continued support of Concerts from the Library of Congress!
We seek to empower audiences with options. We aim to support artists with opportunities to perform safely. And we strive to give the world artistic experiences that elevate us all.
How to Watch Virtual Events
Starting at 8pm on the scheduled premiere date, each video will be available on the following platforms:
- On this site (each premiere will be embedded in the individual concert page)
- Facebook Premiere
Missed the premiere? No problem—watch any time on each event page.
Not all videos will be available on all platforms, and some will be available only for a limited time; check each page for options as the event nears.
Pick of the Week
Concerts from the Library of Congress has a new online platform that brings together the best of pre-existing videos of lectures, concerts, conversations and collection items on a variety of musical topics. Audiences can now enjoy from the comfort and safety of home a weekly playlist of recorded programs from across the Library curated by Music Division specialists. Originally conceived as a temporary service for our 39,000 listeners at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pick of the Week is now a permanent feature. We will continue creating curated weekly playlists that revisit fascinating conversations, immortalize unforgettable performances in the Coolidge, pay tribute to world-class artists and composers, and feature treasures from all over the Library. Add this to your favorites and join us on the digital stage.