Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

DECEMBER 18 at 8 PM  Stradivari Anniversary Concert

St. Lawrence String Quartet
Mira Wang and

Coolidge Auditorium

Although this performance is SOLD OUT at Ticketmaster, a limited number of RUSH tickets will be available at the Library, at no cost, beginning 2 hours before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to try for a RUSH ticket at the door, between 6:00 pm and concert time. Due to no-shows and returned tickets, some seats are ALWAYS available for sold out performances at curtain. RUSH tickets are offered on a space-available basis. Seats are not guaranteed.

At this year’s Stradivari Anniversary concert the St. Lawrence String Quartet will be joined by violist Hsin-Yun Huang for a performance of Mozart’s hauntingly beautiful G-minor string quintet. The Mozart is paired with a suite of dances by Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff, and the concert will close with one of Beethoven’s final profound statements. The combination of five magnificent instruments plus five wonderful musicians promises to propel you into the Strad-isphere. Photo credits: Marco Borggreve (St. Lawrence String Quartet); Lin Li (Hsin-Yun Huang)


Five Pieces for String Quartet


String Quintet in G minor, K. 516


String Quartet in C-sharp minor, op. 131

6:00 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
“Does my bow really need a passport? Travels and travails of the modern musician.”

Nurit Bar-Josef, Concertmaster, National Symphony Orchestra
Dave Berg, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Airlines for America
Craig Hoover, Chief, Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch, Division of Management Authority, International Affairs Program
Najean Lee, Director of Government Affairs & Education Advocacy, League of American Orchestras
Molly Teas, Board of Directors, Art Works for Change & Education Specialist, The World Bank|
Carol Lynn-Ward Bamford, Curator of Musical Instruments, Library of Congress [co-moderator]
Nicholas A. Brown, Music Specialist, Library of Congress [co-moderator]