Concerts from the Library of Congress is launching
new Virtual Programming!

We are looking forward to sharing extraordinary musical experiences with you, meeting in the concert hall and online.

Introducing The Boccaccio Project

Weekdays from June 15th through June 26th, 2020 at 8pm

The Library of Congress has commissioned ten composers to write a series of musical responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. These works will be premiered over the course of ten weekdays as part of The Boccaccio Project, and you can learn more by visiting www.loc.gov/concerts/boccaccio-project.

Past Event

The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS and PORTLAND OVATIONS co-present
The INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE (ICE)

Aural Explorations: Farrin, Fure and Messiaen

If you missed our May 28, 2020 Virtual Event with the International Contemporary Ensemble, it will be available via loc.gov and the Library's YouTube channel soon.

Capping our season-long celebration of women composers and performers, this special 90-minute interactive program carries the world premiere of a new Library of Congress commission from the Carolyn Royall Just Fund: Suzanne Farrin’s Nacht. Her atmospheric settings of poems by Rumi and Hafiz use an evocative palette of timbres—ondes martenot, voice, percussion, bass, harp and piano—to explore language, translation, and identity.

Ashley Fure’s new work, written for this time of social distancing, draws the audience to participate in music for unusual instruments: mason jars or large glasses. See you there!

For more information, visit the ICE website

ICE: Aural Explorations

NOTE: The Library will be closed to the public until further notice to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus. In addition, all Library-sponsored public programs, including those part of this series, are postponed or canceled through September 1. Read news release

Check out our Season-At-A-Glance for more information about each event.

Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020
View 2019-2020 concert brochure (PDF, 6 MB)