December 22, 2016 Forthcoming Events at the Library of Congress

January – April 2017

Contact: Erin Allen (202) 707-7302, [email protected]
Website: Calendar of Events
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]

(Events subject to change; all telephone numbers are 202 area code) 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday
Jan. 2
NEW YEAR’S DAY HOLIDAY
All buildings will be closed in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday. Contact: 707-8000.

Friday
Jan. 6
FILM
“Citizen Kane” (RKO, 1941). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
Jan. 7
FILM
"Fargo” (Gramercy, 1996, R-rated). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Sunday
Jan. 8
FILM
“The Princess Bride” (20th Century-Fox, 1987). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Thursday
Jan. 12
FILM
“The Spanish Dancer” (Paramount, 1923). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday
Jan. 13
FILM
“East is West” (Associated First National, 1922). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday
Jan. 13
CONCERT
Harpsichordist Richard Egarr presents a program of 17th-century English keyboard masters, including Sweelinck, Byrd, Purcell and Allison/Morley at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Richard Egarr discusses his craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Monday
Jan. 16
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
The Jefferson Building’s Great Hall and exhibitions will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All reading rooms and other Library buildings will be closed. Contact: 707-8000.

Friday
Jan. 20
INAUGURATION DAY
All buildings will be closed in observance of the presidential inauguration. Contact: 707-8000.

Friday
Jan. 20
FILM
“Blackboard Jungle” (MGM, 1955). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Monday
Jan. 23
CONCERT
The Pacifica Quartet, with clarinetist Jörg Widmann, presents works by Haydn, Widmann and Weber Morley at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Members of the Pacifica Quartet discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Tuesday
Jan. 24
LECTURE
Ronald Feldstein of Indiana University in Bloomington presents a lecture titled “Life and Times of Russian Historian and Culinary Writer Vil’jam Pokhlebkin, 1923-2000” at noon in the European Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-4371.

Wednesday
Jan. 25
LECTURE
Evelyn Avery Rophael, Coptic iconographer, presents “Icons of the Coptic Church” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division. Contact: 707-7311.

Wednesday
Jan. 25
CONCERT
Musicians from Marlboro return to the Library for a mixed vocal and instrumental chamber evening that highlights the musical and cultural connections among Austria, Germany and Great Britain at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Thursday
Jan. 26
LECTURE
Ann Brener, Hebraic specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division, presents “‘Will You Hear My Voice?’ Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931), Hebrew Poetess and Pioneer” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-4186.

Thursday
Jan. 26
LECTURE
World-renowned musicologist Kofi Agawu discusses Sub-Saharan African music in a lecture titled “The Rhythmic Imagination of African Music” at 7 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Thursday
Jan. 26
FILM
“Ball of Fire” (RKO, 1941). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Friday
Jan. 27
FILM
“Cabaret” (Allied Artists, 1972). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
Jan. 28
FILM
“Pinocchio” (Disney, 1940). 2 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Saturday
Jan. 28
FILM
“The Terminator” (Orion, 1984, R-rated). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

Sunday
Jan. 29
FILM
“The Prisoner of Zenda” (United Artists, 1937). 7:30 p.m., Packard Campus Theater, Culpeper, Va. Contact: 707-9994.

FEBRUARY 2017

Thursday
Feb. 2
FILM
“Shaft” (1971). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5603.

Friday
Feb. 3
FILM
Toon Tunes with Solomon HaileSelassie: “Princess Mononoke” (1997). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Tickets required. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday
Feb. 4
CONCERT
Jordi Savall brings together a group of classical and traditional performers to present works by Dufay, Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Cavalli and Vivaldi at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: The artists discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Thursday
Feb. 9
EXHIBITION OPENING    
“Baseball’s Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game” exhibition opens featuring sheet music, scores, and photos from the unparalleled performing arts collections housed in the Music Division. The exhibition is on view through July 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Reading Room. Contact: 707-6021.

Friday-Saturday
Feb. 10-11
FILM
Toon Tunes with Solomon HaileSelassie: “Beauty and the Beast” (1991). 7 p.m. Friday, Noon Saturday, Mary Pickford Theater. Tickets required. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday
Feb. 14
LECTURE
David Plylar of the Music Division presents “Rewriting Rachmaninoff: Transcriptions and Revisions in the Library of Congress” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday
Feb. 14
AUTHOR TALK
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor discusses and signs her new book “The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Tuesday
Feb. 14
AUTHOR TALK
Poet and translator Forrest Gander reads from his new book, “Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda” at 4 p.m. in the Mumford Room. Contact: 707-0379.

Thursday
Feb. 16
FILM
“The Mark of Zorro” (1940). 7 p.m., Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5603.

Friday-Saturday
Feb. 17-18
FILM
Toon Tunes with Solomon HaileSelassie: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993). 7 p.m. Friday, Noon Saturday, Mary Pickford Theater. Tickets required. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday
Feb. 18
CONCERT
Either/Or performs works by Braxton, Ligeti, Furrer, Carrick and Thorvaldsdottir at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Members of Either/Or discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Tuesday
Feb. 21
LECTURE
The Law Library of Congress commemorates the 500th anniversary since the establishment of the Jewish Ghetto of Venus with a program titled “Understanding Seclusion: The Legal Dimensions of the Ghetto” at 10 a.m. in the Montpelier Room. Contact: 707-6462.

Tuesday
Feb. 21
LECTURE
Walter Zvonchenko of the Music Division discusses “The Alexandrinsky Stage” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Wednesday
Feb. 22
AUTHOR TALK
Mark Speltz discusses and signs his new book “North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday
Feb. 23
LECTURE
Author Jean E. Snyder discusses “Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance” at 7 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Tickets required. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday-Saturday
Feb. 24-25
FILM
Toon Tunes with Solomon HaileSelassie: “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” (1993). 7 p.m. Friday, Noon Saturday, Mary Pickford Theater. Tickets required. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday
Feb. 28
LECTURE
Nicholas Alexander Brown of the Music Division presents “Hindemith’s Musical Responses to WWI” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contct: 707-5502.

MARCH 2017

Wednesday
March 1
LECTURE
Jazz curator Larry Appelbaum interviews Library of Congress jazz scholar Ingrid Monson at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday
March 3
CONCERT
The Hagen Quartet performs works by Haydn, Shostakovich and Brahms at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Quincy Whitney discusses her book “American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins – the Art and Science of the Violin” at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Tuesday
March 7
LECTURE
Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Music Division presents “Dayton C. Miller, an American Collector of Flutes” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday
March 7
AUTHOR TALK
Sylvia Albro discusses and signs her new book “Abriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Thursday
March 9
LECTURE
Library of Congress jazz scholar Ingrid Monson discusses her research in the Music Division’s collections at 7 p.m. in the Montpelier Room. Tickets required. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday
March 21
CONCERT
The Shigeyama Kyogen Troupe presents an evening of Kyogen plays at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Library curators discuss the Japanese Kyogen tradition at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Wednesday
March 22
LECTURE
Ellen Cassedy and Ahron Taub read from their translation of “Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories” by Blume Lempel at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-3780.

Wednesday
March 22
CONCERT
This season’s final appearance by the Musicians from Marlboro features the Viennese school’s Haydn, Webern and Brahms at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Members of the Musicians from Marlboro discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Friday
March 24
CONCERT
The Arditti Quartet with guitarist Eliot Fisk present pieces by Manoury, Rihm and Lachenmann at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Members of the Arditti Quartet discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

APRIL 2017

Tuesday
April 4
EXHIBITION OPENING
Marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I” opens, exploring the war from the American perspective, tracing the dramatic events that led to American involvement in the Great War, the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement, and the emergence of this country as a world power. The exhibition is on view through January 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-3610.

Tuesday
April 4
LECTURE
Paul Frauenfelter of the Music Division presents “World War I Sheet Music at the Library of Congress: America’s War, as Viewed by Publishers and the Public” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday
April 8
CONCERT
The Orion String Quartet highlights the music of Australian composer and violist Brett Dean who premieres a new work and Library co-commission for viola and piano with pianist Juho Pohjonen at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Members of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Tuesday
April 11
LECTURE
Libby Smigel of the Music Division, along with Kate Doyle of Case Western Reserve University, present “Discovering Creative Collaborations: Choreographer Erick Hawkins and Composer Lucia Dlugoszewski” at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Tuesday
April 11
AUTHOR TALK
Larrie D. Ferreiro discusses and signs his new book “Brothers At Arms: American Independence and Men of France and Spain Who Saved It” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Wednesday
April 12
AUTHOR TALK
South African author and 2016 Caine Prize winner Lidudumalingani Mqombothi reads from his prize-winning short story “Memories We Lost” at noon in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room. Contact: 707-1979.

Thursday
April 20
AUTHOR TALK
Jonathan White discusses and signs his new book “The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” at noon in the Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 707-5221.

Friday
April 21
CONCERT
Cellist Steven Isserlis and pianist Connie Shih present works by Fauré, Shostakovich, Martinů, Hahn and Adès at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: Steven Isserlis and Connie Shih discuss their craft at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Saturday
April 22
LECTURE
Anne McLean and Jan Lauridsen, both of the Music Division, discuss “In Bach’s Hand: Notes and Accounts” at 11 a.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

Saturday
April 22
CONCERT
Saxophone player and composer Steve Coleman appears at the Library with his band, Five Elements, to present a newly commissioned work by the Library of Congress, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.
*Preconcert Presentation: John Szwed, Library of Congress jazz scholar, presents “Painting Jazz” at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Tuesday
April 25
LECTURE
Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division celebrates the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald at noon in the Whittall Pavilion. Contact: 707-5502.

Friday
April 28
EXHIBITION OPENING
“Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration” highlights the Library’s extensive collections of original art of talented artists hired by both newspapers and television broadcasters to convey the essence of legal trials. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the South Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Contact: 707-6021.

Saturday
April 29
LECTURE
David Plylar of the Library’s Music Division present “The Final Years of Pilgrimage: Sketches and Sources for Liszt’s ‘Années de pèlerinage, Troisiéme Année’” at 11 a.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Tickets are required. Contact: 707-5502.

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill. The Thomas Jefferson Building is located at 10 First St. S.E., across from the U.S. Capitol. The John Adams Building is directly behind the Jefferson Building to the east on Second St. S.E. The James Madison Memorial Building, at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., is just south of the Jefferson Building.

JEFFERSON BUILDING: Coolidge Auditorium, ground floor; Whittall Pavilion, ground floor; Bob Hope Gallery of Entertainment, ground floor; Graphic Arts Galleries, ground floor; Young Readers Center, ground floor; LJ 119, first floor; Great Hall, first floor; Asian Division Reading Room, first floor; Southwest Gallery and Southwest Pavilion, second floor; South Gallery, second floor; Northwest Gallery, second floor; African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, second floor.

MADISON BUILDING: Madison Hall, first floor; Performing Arts Reading Room, first floor; LM 139, first floor; LM 201, second floor; Pickford Theater, third floor; Mumford Room, sixth floor; Montpelier Room, sixth floor; West Dining Room, sixth floor; Dining Room A, sixth floor.

When attending events at the Library, allow extra time to pass through Library security. Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at 707-6362 or [email protected]

PACKARD CAMPUS FILM SCREENINGS: All screenings are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Call 707-9994 during business hours. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Packard Campus Theater is located on the ground floor of the Packard Campus of the National Audio Visual Conservation Center, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va. For current schedule and more information, visit the theater’s website at www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/. In case of inclement weather, call the theater information line no more than three hours before showtime to confirm cancellations. For R-rated films, no one under 17 will be admitted without parent or guardian.

CONCERTS AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS: Unless otherwise noted, all events and concerts will be held at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium located on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. Pre-concert presentations will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. Tickets for events will be distributed through Eventbrite and may be accessed via www.loc.gov/concerts/ or via the free Eventbrite mobile app for iOS or Android devices (Eventbrite.com). There is a limit of two tickets per household. A limited number of rush passes will be available for sold out events two hours before performances and 30 minutes prior to lectures. Tickets are not required to attend pre-concert presentations or weekday daytime programs. For current schedule and more information, visit www.loc.gov/concerts/ or call 707-5502.

 

 

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PR 16-216
2016-12-22
ISSN 0731-3527