August 23, 2010 Library of Congress Announces Anniversary Concert Season

Series Salutes the American Composer and the American Songbook

Press Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302
Public Contact: Solomon Haile Selassie (202) 707-5347

The Library of Congress celebrates its 85 years of history as a concert presenter with a stellar 36-event season presenting new American music at the intersection of many genres -- classical music, jazz, country, folk and pop. All concerts are presented free of charge in the Library’s historic, 500-seat Coolidge Auditorium.

Honoring a longstanding commitment to American creativity and strong support for American composers, the series offers a springtime new music mini-festival, with world-premiere performances of Library of Congress commissions by Sebastian Currier and Stephen Hartke.

An impressive lineup of period-instrument ensembles and artists, including Ensemble 415 and The English Concert, acknowledges the long history of the Coolidge Auditorium as a venue for early music. The ever-expanding American songbook is a major thematic inspiration throughout the year: Among the many explorations are George Crumb’s sweeping song cycle of “American Songbooks,” built on folk melodies, cowboy tunes, Appalachian ballads and African American spirituals; art songs from the Library’s Samuel Barber Collection; a new Songwriter’s Series collaboration with the Country Music Association; jazz improvisations on classics by George and Ira Gershwin; a Broadway cabaret evening – Irving Berlin to Kander & Ebb; and a lecture on the wellsprings of blues and the American popular song by scholar and cultural critic Greil Marcus.

Twelve of the nation’s distinguished composers, established and emerging, come to the Library for premieres, performances and pre-concert conversations. Composer, educator and inventor Tod Machover describes “The Future of Music” from the perspective of his 30 years as director of MIT’s Media Lab and as creator of groundbreaking hyperinstrument technology.

A six-concert new music season, March through May, introduces interesting voices from a younger generation of American composers: Tyondai Braxton performs with the Wordless Music Orchestra, which also programs music by Jefferson Friedman. Violinist Colin Jacobsen and pianist Bruce Levingston premiere the new Sebastian Currier work, and Antares adds a 2010 work by Caroline Mallonnée; eighth blackbird plays Missy Mazzoli’s “Still Life with Avalanche” with Stephen Hartke’s “Meanwhile” and his new Library commission.

An eloquent spokesman for song in America, baritone Thomas Hampson is an artistic adviser to the Library of Congress and the New York Philharmonic. He performs twice at the Library this season: in an October recital marking both the centennial of Samuel Barber -- whose collection the Library holds -- and the 150th anniversary of Gustav Mahler and in an April appearance with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presenting works by George Crumb and Tan Dun. Hampson will perform selections from Crumb’s American Songbooks, preceded by an intimate onstage chat with the composer.

The Insights Series of lectures and educational presentations introduces a new program: Monday noontime talks by expert curators from the Library’s Music Division, and noted scholars from the American Musicological Society. Nicholas Kitchen and the Borromeo Quartet open a new discussion thread on music and technology with “Man, Music, and Machine 1710-2010,” and composer Jack Gottlieb discusses his three decades of collaboration with Leonard Bernstein. A special three-part Concerts from the Collections project with the U.S. Army Band showcases the Music Division archives, highlighting the special collections of Aaron Copland, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and Gerry Mulligan.

The Library’s concert series is presented free of charge to the public but requires tickets for admission. Tickets are distributed by TicketMaster at (202) 397-7328, (410) 547-7328 and (703) 573-7328. Each ticket carries a nominal service charge of $2.80, with additional charges for phone orders and handling. Tickets are also available at TicketMaster outlets and online at External.

Although the supply of tickets may be exhausted, there are often empty seats at concert time. Interested patrons are encouraged to come to the Library by 6:30 p.m. on concert nights to wait in the standby line for no-show tickets. Tickets for events at the Atlas Performing Arts Center will be available through the Atlas Box Office, 202-399-7993. For further information on concerts, call the Concert Information Line at (202) 707-5502 or visit

2010-2011 Season Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. Pre-concert presentations will be at 6:15 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion unless otherwise noted, and these presentations do not require tickets. All programs are subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, at noon
Marimba Linda Xelajú performs Guatemalan marimba music from Maryland. Cosponsored by the American Folklife Center. No tickets required.

Friday, Oct. 8
Albinoni: Sinfonia à 5 in C Major, op. 2, no. 2, Muffat: Sonata no. 2 in G minor, from “Armonico Tributo,” Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, op. 1, no. 12 (“La Follia”), Bach: Concerto for violin and strings, BWV1056r, Albicastro: Concerto à 4, op.7, no. 2, Sammartini: Quintet no. 3 in G Major for 3 violins, viola, and cello. Pre-concert presentation: John Moran of the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University presents “Priest, Freedom Fighter, Dilettante: Three Composers (and the Agent who made them Stars).” Presented in cooperation with the Maison Française of the Embassy of France. Ticket sale date: Sept. 8.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
Mozart: String Quartet in D minor, K. 421, Ravel: String Quartet in F Major, Bartók: String Quartet no. 5, Ticket sale date: Sept. 8.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, at noon
Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band from Indiana. Cosponsored by the American Folklife Center. No tickets required.

Thursday, Oct. 14
Vivaldi: Concerto in D Major for violin, strings and continuo, RV 208 ("Il Grosso Mogul"); Concerto in C minor for flute and strings, RV 401, Monteverdi: “Lamento d'Arianna,” Dowland: "Come again, sweet love doth now invite"; "Weep you no more, sad fountains"; "If my complaints could passions move"; Lachrimae Pavan; "In darkness let me dwell," Handel: Cantata: "O nume eterni", HWV 145, ("La Lucrezia"). *Pre-concert presentation: The Music Division’s Norman Middleton, James Wintle and Anne McLean present “Early Music at the Library: Tracking 85 Years of Performance Practice History.” Ticket sale date: Sept. 8.

Thursday, Oct. 21
Beethoven: String Quartet in B-flat Major, op. 18, no. 6 (“La Malinconia”), Janáček: String Quartet no. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”), Dvořák: String Quartet in G Major, op. 106. *Pre-concert presentation: Cultural critic and pop music scholar Greil Marcus presents “Sam McGee’s Railroad Blues and Other Versions of the Republic.” Presented in cooperation with the American Folklife Center. Ticket sale date: Sept. 15

Thursday, Oct. 28
Program to be announced. Pre-concert presentation: Barbara B. Heyman discusses her book “Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music.” Ticket sale date: Sept. 15

Saturday, Oct. 30 (Founder’s Day)
Kaspar Förster: Laudate Dominum, Buxtehude: Jubilate Domino, BuxWV 64; : Jesu, meine Freud und Lust, BuxWV 59, J.S. Bach: Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1027, Franz Tunder: Salve mi Jesu, J.S. Bach: Wie starb die Heldin so vergnügt, BWV 198; Italian Concerto, BWV 971, Meder: Ach Herr, strafe mich nicht, Kirchoff: Suite à 4. *Pre-concert presentation: Kerala Snyder of the Eastman School of Music presents “Gustav Düben's Music Library: A European Treasure.” Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of Finland. Ticket sale date: Sept. 15.

Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion
Dr. Alicia Claire of the University of Kansas presents a lecture on music therapy for Alzheimer's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. No tickets required.

Tuesday, Nov. 9
Rachmaninoff: Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op. 19; Vocalise (arr. Capuçon / Montero); Var.18 from “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” (arr. Capuçon / Montero), Prokofiev: Sonata for cello and piano in C Major, op. 119. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France. Pre-concert presentation: The Library of Congress Sergei Rachmaninoff Collection. Ticket sale date: Sept. 29.

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.
Nicholas Kitchen and the Borromeo Quartet open a new Insights thread on music and technology. Starting with a look at the elaborate music machines of Bach's day – multi-manual organs – they introduce high-tech 18th-century violins to electric-guitar pedals and the vast sound world of synthesizers and 21st-century recording techniques. Music by J.S. Bach, including works for solo violin and the C Minor Passacaglia and Fugue, plus Steve Reich's Different Trains. Presented in association with the New England Conservatory. No tickets required.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 at noon
R. Carlos Nakai performs American Indian flute music from Arizona. Cosponsored by the American Folklife Center. No tickets required.

Friday, Nov. 19
Haydn: String Quartet in A Major, op. 20, no. 6, Korngold: String Quartet no. 3 in D Major, op.34, Schumann: String Quartet no 2 in F Major, op. 41, no. 2. Pre-concert presentation: Loras John Schissel of the Music Division discusses the Library’s Erich Wolfgang Korngold Collection. Ticket sale date: Oct. 6.

Saturday, Nov. 20
Pre-concert presentation: Wadada Leo Smith talks with Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division. Ticket sale date: Oct. 6.

Thursday, Dec. 2 at noon
The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee ring shout from Georgia. Cosponsored by the American Folklife Center. No tickets required.

Friday, Dec. 3
LIONEL LOUEKE TRIO at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
West African harmonies and rhythms with jazz. Presented in cooperation with the Maison Française of the Embassy of France. Pre-concert presentation: Larry Appelbaum talks with Lionel Loueke. Ticket sale date: Tickets available Oct. 20 through the Atlas Performing Arts Center Box Office, 1333 H Street, N.E. (202) 399-7993.

Saturday, Dec. 4
The Library partners with the Country Music Association in a new project: the Songwriter's Series, a Saturday evening with top country composers and artists, revealing the songwriter's craft in an intimate show hosted by songwriter Bob DiPiero. Artists to be announced. Ticket sale date: Oct. 27.

Saturday, Dec. 11
JACK GOTTLIEB: WORKING WITH BERNSTEIN (and not working with Bernstein)
Jack Gottlieb, Leonard Bernstein’s closest working partner and author of a recently published memoir on Bernstein, discusses his role as a fellow composer working with Bernstein and his own three-decade career. Performers to be announced. “Letting Go,” vocalise for flute and piano, Haiku Souvenirs, 5 songs on words by Leonard Bernstein; Downtown Blues for Uptown Halls, 3 songs for female voice, clarinet and piano, Songs from the Jewish liturgy, for cantor and piano, “Meanwhile, Back in Tangier,” for voice, clarinet, cello and piano, “Rick’s Place,” for violin, cello, and piano. No tickets required.

Saturday, Dec. 18 (Stradivari Anniversary)
Dvořák: String Quintet in G Major, op. 77, Dan Visconti: Black Bend, Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138, Selections from the Radiohead Remixed Project, Piazzolla: Fuga y Misterio, Milonga del Ángel, Muerte del Ángel. Pre-concert presentation: Tod Machover, director of the MIT Media Lab, presents a lecture on “The Future of Music.” Ticket sale date: Nov. 3.

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
R. Strauss: Sextet from the opera “Capriccio,” op. 85, Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 (original version), Brahms: Sextet no. 2 in G Major, op. 36, Pre-concert presentation: Wayne Shirley discusses the manuscript sources for Verklärte Nacht in the Library’s Whittall Collection. Ticket sale date: Dec. 22.

Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
Auerbach: String Quartet no. 1; String Quartet in B-flat Major, D112, Meijering: “Mein junges leben hat (k)ein End 2007” (after Sweelinck), Tchaikovsky: String Quartet no. 2 in F Major, op. 22. Pre-concert presentation: Organist/harpsichordist Stephen Ackert of the National Gallery of Art discusses and demonstrates aspects of Sweelinck’s “Mein junges leben hat ein End” in its original keyboard version. Ticket sale date: Dec. 29.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
QUATUOR DEBUSSY with Katherine Chi, piano
Glass: String Quartet no. 2 (“Company”), Puccini: Crisantemi, Milhaud: String Quartet no. 9, op. 140, Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor. Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France. Ticket sale date: Jan. 12.

Friday, February 25, 2011
Performing classics from the American songbook. Pre-concert presentation: The artists talk jazz and the American songbook with Larry Appelbaum. Ticket sale date: Jan. 12.

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011
PAOLO PANDOLFO, viola da gamba & THOMAS BOYSEN, theorbo/Baroque guitar
Sainte-Colombe: Prelude, Chaconne in D minor and Prélude, Chansonette, Chacone in C Major (from the “Panmure Manuscript”), Marais: Musette, La Georgienne dite La Maupertuy, Plainte, La Guitarre (“Pièces de Viole,” Bk III/IV); Le Tombeau de Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (“Pièces de Viol,” Bk II). Pre-concert presentation: Paolo Pandolfo and the Library’s instrument curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford talk about the Wilkins Early Stringed Instruments collection and unveil a newly restored Wilkins viola da gamba. Ticket sale date: Jan. 12.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Ticket sale date: Jan. 19.

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Mozart: Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498 ("Kegelstatt"), Bruch: Eight Pieces, op. 3 (I, II, V, VII), Sheng: Three Fantasies (McKim commission), Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, op.114. Pre-concert presentation: Dr. Deforia Lane, associate director of the Ireland Cancer Center and director of Music Therapy at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, delivers a lecture as part of the Music and the Brain series. Ticket sale date: Jan. 19.

Friday, March 4, 2011, at noon
The Library of Congress collaborates with Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, featuring top honors students in performances of works drawn from the Library’s collections. No tickets required.

Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2 p.m.
The Library of Congress collaborates with Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, featuring top honors students in performances of works drawn from the Library’s collections. No tickets required.

Thursday, March 10, 2011
John Adams: Road Movies for violin and piano, Jefferson Friedman: String Quartet No. 3; Caleb Burhans: In a Distant Place for chamber orchestra, Louis Andriessen: Workers' Union for chamber orchestra, Tyondai Braxton: selections from Central Market, and new compositions. Pre-concert presentation: Wordless Music founder Ronen Givony and composer Tyondai Braxton. Ticket sale date: Jan. 26.

Friday, March 11, 2011
ANTARES with Marianna Mihai-Zoeter, soprano
Harbison: Fantasy Duo for violin and piano (McKim commission), Schubert: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965, Mallonée: Shadow Rings, Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time. Pre-concert presentation: James Wintle of the Music Division discusses Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Ticket sale date: Jan. 26.

Saturday, March 26, 2011: Part 1, 11 a.m. & Part 2, 5:30 p.m.
J.S. Bach: The Complete Suites for Solo Cello. The two concerts in this special Saturday presentation will include an illustrated comparison between Baroque and modern instruments, featuring the Whittall “Castlebarco” cello from the Library’s Cremonese Instruments Collection. Pre-concert presentation, 4 p.m.: Daniel Boomhower, head of reader services, Music Division. Ticket sale date: Feb. 9.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
TREVOR PINNOCK, harpsichords
Program to be announced. Ticket sale date: Feb. 16.

Friday, April 8, 2011
Mozart: Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, K. 452, Beethoven: Quintet E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, op. 16, Two Library of Congress Coolidge Foundation commissions: the Frank Bridge Divertimenti for flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, and Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Flute and Piano. Pre-concert presentation: The Library’s Elizabeth Aldrich speaks on Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge’s dance commissions. Ticket sale date: Feb. 23.

Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 2 p.m.
A family-friendly jazz showcase of great scores from the Music Division’s Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Gerry Mulligan collections. No tickets required.

Monday, April 11, 2011
Presented in cooperation with the Maison Française of the Embassy of France. Ticket sale date: Feb. 23.

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Crumb: Selections from “American Songbooks,” vol. 1-6, Tan Dun: Elegy: Snow in June for cello and four percussionists. Pre-concert presentation: Conversation with George Crumb and David Starobin. Ticket sale date: March 16.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
U.S. ARMY BAND Chamber Orchestra
Music of Aaron Copland. No tickets required.

Friday, May 6, 2011
Influences and Inspirations: Janáček: Sonata for violin and piano, Biber: Passacaglia, Xenakis: Chansons, Currier: Xenakis Remix (world premiere, commissioned by the Library of Congress and Premiere Commission), Dvořák: Four Romantic Pieces, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky: title TBA (world premiere), Bolcom: New York Lights, Piazzolla: The Grand Tango. Pre-concert presentation: Conversation with Sebastian Currier. Ticket sale date: March 23.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
SUE MATHYS: BROADWAY CABARET at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
Ticket sale date: March 23, Atlas Performing Arts Center Box Office, 1333 H Street N.E., (202) 399-7993.

Friday, May 13, 2011
Tigran Alikhanov, piano and the Moscow String Quartet: Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, op. 5, Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G minor, op. 20. Pre-concert presentation: Kevin Lavine of the Music Division discusses the Tchaikovsky-Taneyev friendship. Ticket sale date: March 30.

Saturday, May 14, 2011
NOW ENSEMBLE and VICTOIRE, with MISSY MAZZOLI at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
Pre-concert presentation: Judd Greenstein of New Amsterdam Records and composer Missy Mazzoli in conversation. Ticket sale date: Tickets are available March 30 through the Atlas Performing Arts Center Box Office, 1333 H Street, N.E., (202) 399 7993.

Friday, May 20, 2011
Mazzoli: Still Life With Avalanche, Hurel: À Mesure, Hartke: new work (Library of Congress McKim Fund commission), Glass: Music in Similar Motion, Adès: Catch for clarinet, piano, violin & cello, Op. 4 (1991), Hartke: Meanwhile. Pre-concert presentation: Conversation with Stephen Hartke. Ticket sale date: April 6.

Saturday, May 21, 2011
ROOTS OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
Lineup spotlights all U.S. Army Band’s ensembles: the Concert Band, the Down Range vocal group, the Ceremonial Band, Army Strings, Army Men’s Chorus and the Army Blues. No tickets required. Seating is limited and patrons are encouraged to arrive early. The Atlas is located at 1333 H Street, N.E. (202) 399 7993.

Films at the Pickford Theater

Mondays at 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd Floor, James Madison Building. No reservations are required for Music Division film screenings. Free tickets will be distributed on the night of each screening on a first-come, first served basis. Seating is limited,and patrons are encourage to arrive early. Programs subject to change without notice.

Honoring his receipt of the 2010 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Curated by Norman Middleton, Music Division.

Nov. 22
YELLOW SUBMARINE (1968) Directed by George Dunsing (90 minutes)
Animated film set to Beatles music (several songs from Sgt. Pepper) loaded with surreal visuals and typical Beatles humor. Story revolves around the Fab Four’s attempts to save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies.

Nov. 29
LET IT BE (1973) Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg (81 minutes)
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, George Martin, Mal Evans, Derek Taylor, Linda McCartney, and Heather McCartney. This Beatles documentary contains the group’s last concert together on the roof of their Apple studio.

Dec. 6 –Double Bill
Tropic Island Hum/Tuesday/Rupert and the Frog Song
GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROAD STREET (1984) Directed by Peter Webber (108 minutes)
Sir Paul plays a middle-aged rock star in this atypical motion picture that showcases some of the Beatles’ hits, and songs he recorded during his solo career. Ringo Starr and Linda McCartney co-star.

Dec. 13
PAUL MCCARTNEY LIVE IN RED SQUARE (2003) Directed by Mark Haefeli (90 minutes)
Released in June 2005, this Emmy-winning documentary includes footage taken during Sir Paul’s concerts in Moscow’s Red Square and the Palace Square in St. Petersburg. Songs from the Beatles, Wings, and solo albums are performed. Each song is interspersed with interviews regarding the Soviet ban on the Beatles in the 1960s and how fans had to spend large sums of money buying records from the black market.

Dec. 20
THE LAST WALTZ (1978) Directed by Martin Scorsese (117 minutes)
The Band, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, Paul Butterfield, The Staples, Ronnie Hawkins, Ron Wood, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Excellent documentary about The Band’s farewell concert. Thanksgiving Day 1976, at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Curated by James Wintle, Music Division

March 9, 2011
THE HEIRESS (1949) [115 minutes]
The winner of four Oscars, including best music (Aaron Copland) and best actress in a leading role (Olivia de Havilland), this classic film is not to be missed. Based on a novel by Henry James, the film is set in 1840s New York and tells the story of a shy, awkward young woman from a well-to-do family who falls in love with a handsome, but penniless, suitor (Montgomery Cliff).

March 16, 2011
ON THE WATERFRONT (1954) [108 minutes]
Winner of eight Oscars and featuring an Oscar-nominated score by the great Leonard Bernstein, Elia Kazan’s heart-wrenching drama of an ex-fighter turned longshoreman is number eight on AFI’s list of top 100 movies of all time. The film features Oscar-winning performances by both Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint.

March 23, 2011
THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (1938) [102 minutes]
Prepare yourself for this merry romp through Sherwood Forest featuring an Oscar-winning score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, starring Erroll Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Michael Curtiz directs a spectacular film with one of the great swordfights in film history between Robin Hood (Flynn) and the deliciously evil Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone).

March 30, 2011
ELMER GANTRY (1960) [146 minutes]
Based on the controversial novel by Sinclair Lewis, and featuring an Oscar-nominated score by André Previn, this story of a hard-living traveling salesman turned preacher is sure to excite. Burt Lancaster gives an Oscar-winning performance as the fast-talking Gantry, who joins traveling revival preacher Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons) in her quest to win souls.

Curated by Larry Appelbaum, Music Division. Mondays, April 4-25, 2011. Films to be announced.

Insights: Exploring the Collections

Mondays at noon in the Whittall Pavilion, unless otherwise noted. No tickets required. In pursuit of its strong educational mandate, the Library opens the vaults of its vast music collections -- the world’s largest -- to music lovers, scholars, and students from the nation’s top conservatories and music schools. The Insights series offers special programs developed to provide new ways of understanding and appreciating familiar and not-so-familar music and musicians of all genres, with a focus on American creativity.

Sept. 27
The Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection
Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, Music Division

Oct. 25 in the Coolidge Auditorium
American Musicological Society Lecture
W. Anthony Shepperd, professor of Music at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., presents “Japanese Influences in 20th-century American Music.”

Nov. 15
William Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz
Larry Appelbaum, Music Division

Jan. 31, 2011
Walter Piston’s Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Lisa Shiota, Music Division, with performance by Trifecta Winds

Feb. 7, 2011 in the Coolidge Auditorium
American Musicological Society Lecture
Carol Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University, discusses Bernstein's Broadway.

March 14, 2011
Exploring American Opera at the Library of Congress: Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah”
James Wintle, Music Division

April 11, 2011
Muzio Clementi: Father of Modern Piano Technique
Robin Rausch, Music Division

May 9, 2011
Jonathan Larson: The Man Who Died Too Young
Mark Horowitz, Music Division


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