Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday April 25, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Windborne: Old Songs, Bold Harmony

    Thursday
    April 25, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Windborne singers Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice of polyphonic harmony singing. They will draw their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, performing nature related songs from a variety of traditions in celebration of Earth day.

Friday April 26, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    Friday
    April 26, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Canadian super-virtuoso Marc-André Hamelin performs masterworks of the piano literature by Ives and Ravel, alongside Schumann and a new work of his own, commissioned by the Library. Join for a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion, and a post-concert Nightcap conversation with the artist onstage.

Tuesday April 30, 2024

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    Les Violons du Roy with MILOŠ, classical guitar

    Tuesday
    April 30, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Québec’s Les Violons du Roy ensemble joins forces in this concert with phenomenal classical guitarist MILOŠ to perform Baroque gems by Marcello, Locatelli, Purcell and others, including selections from Vivaldi’s “L’estro Armonico.” Join for a pre-concert conversation with the artists at 6:30 pm in the Whittall Pavilion.

Thursday May 9, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Live! at the Library: PUBLIQuartet with Vijay Iyer, piano

    Thursday
    May 9, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Embark on a sonic adventure as the groundbreaking PUBLIQuartet and Vijay Iyer converge in a concert experience that defies convention, including the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by Iyer. Join for a pre-concert conversation with the artists at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion.

Wednesday May 15, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    "From Folk to Baroque" with Celtic music duo Rakish

    Wednesday
    May 15, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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    Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
    Using musical form and harmonic language as focal points, Rakish demonstrate the influence and overlap between dance music and airs from Britain and Ireland and art music or classical music from surrounding countries. The concert will include musical dance forms and tune types including Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, and Airs, arranged from written collections to be performed on the fiddle and guitar.

Friday May 17, 2024

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    Takt Trio, Program I

    Friday
    May 17, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    The Takt Trio will perform two horn trios by Hilda Paredes and Marcos Balter commissioned by the Library alongside György Ligeti’s classic contribution to the genre.

Saturday May 18, 2024

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    Takt Trio, Program II

    Saturday
    May 18, 2024
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    The Takt Trio will perform the Brahms horn trio alongside the classic 20th-century work it inspired: Ligeti’s horn trio, itself an homage to Brahms.

Wednesday May 22, 2024

  • Event | concerts and performances

    Octets by Loeffler and Schubert

    Wednesday
    May 22, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Until it was recently revived, the octet of Charles Loeffler is not known to have been played or recorded since the year it was composed: 1897. Graeme Steele Johnson assembled the score from the manuscript held in the Library’s Music Division and convened a host of top-tier players to bring about a series of live performances and a new recording. Loeffler’s octet is paired...

Thursday May 23, 2024

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    The Somapa Thai Dance Company in Concert at Live! At the Library

    Thursday
    May 23, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    Somapa Thai Dance Company is a distinguished Thai dance and music company based in the Washington DC area, featuring an accomplished Thai orchestra. Many of its artists have been trained with highly recognized dance and music masters, including National Artists and others from Chulalongkorn University and the prestigious Department of Fine Arts in Bangkok, Thailand. The orchestra is led by the widely recognized Thai...

Saturday June 15, 2024

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    Zephyros Winds with Audrey Andrist, Piano

    Saturday
    June 15, 2024
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
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    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
    The Zephyros Winds are joined by pianist Audrey Andrist in this special program that includes a newly commissioned wind quintet transcription of an Irving Fine work, written by Jeff Scott. The program also includes Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Suite for wind Quintet and a transcription of Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide.”

Thursday June 20, 2024