Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM


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Presented in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York— Dutch Culture USA program, with the generous support of the Performing Arts Fund NL, the Netherland-America Foundation, and the assistance of Pro Helvetia.

Coolidge Auditorium

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Oliver Cuendet, conductor  |  Katrien Baerts, soprano
Hiromi Kikuchi and Joseph Puglia, violin
Ken Hakii, viola

Asko|Schönberg, one of the finest new music ensembles in Europe, comes to the Library for a rare visit to the United States. Presenting two varied programs under the helm of Reinbert de Leeuw and with the assistance of soloists Katrien Baerts, Hiromi Kikuchi, Ken Hakii and Joseph Puglia, Asko|Schönberg will offer classics of 20th-century literature alongside recent works by living composers. Dutch composer Martijn Padding will be present to speak about his piece, and we will have the first opportunity in the Coolidge to hear selections from Mauricio Kagel’s multi-directional work for chamber orchestra, Die Stücke der Windrose. Let the “parts of the compass” guide you to the Library for these sensational works.

Program II


Die Stücke der Windrose, selections

Please note: the 6:30 pm pre-concert conversation has been canceled.

6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion