Concerts from the Library of Congress

The entire 2020-2021 season will be offered virtually, and as always, events are free to the public. Be sure to explore each of the event pages for updated offerings as we approach each online premiere!

Descriptions are currently available for 2020 events, linked below. Because the events will be online, no tickets are required. You may still register for updates and reminders using Eventbrite, and registrations are now open.

2020 EVENTS

Day Date Time Artist/Event (Location)
Wednesday August 26 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Eva Salina and Peter Stan: Serbian, Roma, and Jewish Songs
Wednesday August 26 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Ann Yao: Chinese Zheng Music from Florida
Wednesday September 2 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Si Kahn: Folksongs for Labor Day -- Part of the Homegrown Labor Day Double Header
Wednesday September 2 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Joe Jencks: Songs of Workers and Wanderers -- Part of the Homegrown Labor Day Double Header
Wednesday September 9 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Reggie Harris: Spirituals, Freedom Songs, and Other Songs of Hope
Wednesday September 16 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Dom Flemons: Black Cowboy Songs and More from the American Songster
Wednesday September 23 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Phil Wiggins, Blues and More from Maryland -- Part of the Homegrown NEA National Heritage Fellows Double Header
Wednesday September 23 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Chum Ngek, Cambodian music from Maryland -- Part of the Homegrown NEA National Heritage Fellows Double Header
Wednesday September 30 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Changüí Majadero: Cuban Roots Music from California
Friday October 23  8 pm CONCERT: Conrad Tao, piano and Caleb Teicher, tap dance
Friday October 30 8 pm CONCERT: Tambuco Percussion Ensemble
Friday November 13 8 pm CONCERT: Ensemble Dal Niente
Wednesday November 18 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: PIQSIQ: Inuit Style Throat Singing
Thursday November 19 8 pm DIGITAL RESIDENCY: Jennifer Koh, violin and Thomas Sauer, piano
Friday November 20 8 pm CONCERT: Takács Quartet
Thursday December 3 8 pm DIGITAL RESIDENCY: JACK Quartet with Conrad Tao
Friday   December 4 8 pm CONCERT: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Saturday   December 5 8 pm CONCERT: Borromeo String Quartet and Nicolas Cords, viola
Wednesday December 9 8 pm CONCERT: vision string quartet
Thursday December 10 8 pm CONCERT: ZOFO, Eva-Maria Zimmermann & Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Friday December 11 8 pm CONCERT: Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata: Two Visions with the Verona Quartet and Adam Golka, piano
Saturday  December 12 8 pm CONCERT: Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee, pianos
Thursday December 17 8 pm CONCERT: Christopher Taylor, piano
Friday December 18 8 pm CONCERT: Stradivari Anniversary Concert

2021 EVENTS

Day Date Time Artist/Event (Location)
Wednesday March 10 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: É.T.É presents traditional and contemporary Francophone music from Québec
Friday March 12 8 pm CONCERT: New World Symphony I
Friday March 19 8 pm CONCERT: Steven Osborne, piano
Wednesday March 24 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Ialoni presents women's vocal polyphony from the Republic of Georgia
Wednesday March 24 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Ranina Quartet presents men's vocal polyphony from the Republic of Georgia
Friday March 26 8 pm CONCERT: Dudok Quartet Amsterdam
Wednesday April 7 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Kardemimmit: Songs and Kantele from Finland
Wednesday April 7 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Ánnámáret: Yoiks and Other Songs from Finnish Sápmi
Friday April 9 8 pm CONCERT: MET Orchestra Musicians Program I: Quartet at the Opera
Friday April 16 8 pm CONCERT: New World Symphony II
Wednesday April 21 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Vrï, Chamber Folk from Wales
Saturday April 24 8 pm CONCERT: Terri Lyne Carrington
Friday April 30 8 pm CONCERT: Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Wednesday May 5, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: The Samoan Studies Institute Students’ Association For Faasamoa: Traditional Dance from Samoa
Friday May 7, 2021 8pm CONCERT: Ensemble Correspondances
Thursday May 13, 2021 10am AMS LECTURE: “Silencing the Guns of War: Women’s Binder’s Volumes in the Library of Congress,” Candace Bailey, PhD
Wednesday May 19, 2021 10am AMS LECTURE: “‘A Gift to Be Simple’: Japanese American Influence in Appalachian Spring,” Marta Robertson, PhD
Wednesday May 19, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Samite: Music and Song from Uganda
Saturday May 22, 2021 8pm CONCERT: Kandace Springs
Thursday May 26, 2021 10am AMS LECTURE: “Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern’s Opera The Annointed, the Koussevitzky Foundation, and the Music of Holocaust Memory in the Early Cold War,” Mackenzie Pierce, PhD
Friday May 27, 2021 8pm CONCERT: Marouan Benabdallah, piano
Wednesday June 2, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Spartimu: Vocal Polyphony from Corsica
Thursday June 3, 2021 10 AM LECTURE: “The Art of Photographing Dance” with David A. Fullard, PhD
Friday June 4, 2021 8 PM CONCERT: MET Orchestra Musicians, Program II
Thursday June 10, 20201 8 PM CONCERT: Flux Quartet I with Oliver Lake, saxophone and Cory Smythe, piano
Friday June 11, 2021 8 PM CONCERT: Flux Quartet II with Cory Smythe, piano
Wednesday June 16, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Jody Stecher and Kate Brislin: Old Time Music from California
Thursday June 17, 2021 8 PM CONCERT: Ksenija Sidorova, accordion
Friday June 25, 2021 8 PM CONCERT: Pavel Haas Quartet with Boris Giltburg (rescheduled from June 18 due to the new Juneteenth Federal holiday)
Wednesday June 30, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Tenzin Choegyal: Tibetan Music from Australia
Wednesday July 14, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Neli Andreeva, Traditional Songs from Bulgaria
Wednesday July 28, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: WAI, Maori Electronica from New Zealand
Wednesday August 11, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Hubby Jenkins, Old Time Music from Brooklyn, New York
Wednesday August 25, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Brother Arnold Hadd, Kevin Siegfried, and Radiance, Shaker Hymns from Maine
Wednesday August 25, 2021 12:30pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Bennett Konesni, Work Songs from Maine
Wednesday Sept 8, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Windborne, Vocal Quartet from New England
Wednesday Sept 29, 2021 12pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Mamselle Ruiz: Mexican Sones from Montreal, Canada
Wednesday Sept 29, 2021 12:30pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Cambalache: Mexican American Son Jarocho from California

Pending confirmation and depending on the ongoing impact of the pandemic, additional events are being planned for April-June 2021, with more information to come once available:

Concerts

  • Ksenija Sidorova, accordion
  • Pavel Haas Quartet with Boris Giltburg, piano
  • Flux Quartet with Oliver Lake and Donal Fox
  • Additional talks and conversations with artists, scholars and Library curators

More events may be announced at a later date.