Arnold Resnicoff on Faith and Foxholes: Religion in the Military
In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month 2010, the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, the Veterans History Project, and the American Folklife Center presented a talk by Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff on his experiences as a chaplain in the military.
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Radical Christian Pacifists
Joseph Kip Kosek, assistant professor at George Washington University, discussed the impact of radical Christian pacifists on American democratic theory and practice, at the Library of Congress. Kosek, the author of "Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy" and a former fellow of the Library's John W. Kluge Center, talked about his book. According to Kosek, in response to the massive bloodshed ...
Irving Fine Romanza for Wind Quintet
"The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band Woodwind Quintet performs the Romanza for Wind Quartet by Irving Fine as part of the Library's celebration of the composer's centenary.
"The House at the End of the Road"
Ralph Eubanks discusses his personal story that began with his grandparents: James Richardson, a white man from a middle-class family, who defiantly married Edna Howell, a light-skinned black woman in 1914 in Alabama.
Camerata Ireland, with found and pianist Barry Douglas, performed works by Carter, Mozart and Beethoven as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program cosponsored by the Library's Music Division and American Folklife Center along with the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Eric Ruske, Jennifer Frautschi & Gloria Chien in Concert
Acclaimed horn player Eric Ruske was joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien for a performance of horn trios by Ligeti and Brahms, as well as the Hindemith Alto Horn Sonata and Perschichetti "Parable VIII" for solo horn, op. 120.
Wagner's "Gleaming Sword": The Helen Traubel Collection
James Wintle shares annotated scores, never-before-shared photographs, and other items from the archives of Helen Traubel, American opera and concert singer best known for her Wagnerian roles, especially those of Brünnhilde and Isolde. Presented during the 2016 Washington National Opera production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen.
Bourgeois Town: Lead Belly in Washington DC
To celebrate the 125th birthday of the legendary folk singer Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Todd Harvey interviews Lead Belly family members Terika Dean and Alvin Singh on their famous relative, his contributions to American culture and world music and an overview of the significant Lead Belly materials in the Center's archive.
Blind Boys of Alabama II
Fresh from their Grammy win, the Blind Boys of Alabama present a free, lunchtime gospel concert on the steps of the Library of Congress.