News from the Library of Congress

December 2003

November 2003

  • November 26, 2003  (03-205)
    New Book on Montevideo Opera House To Be Featured at Books & Beyond Talk on Dec. 15 Susana Salgado will discuss her new book, “The Teatro Solis: 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo” (Wesleyan University Press, 2003), at the Library of Congress at noon on Monday, Dec. 15, in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-11-26
  • November 3, 2003  (03-188)
    American Folklife Center Concert Highlights Native Alaskan Culture The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents Chuna McIntyre and the Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo Dancers at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. The concert is free of charge, and no tickets are required.
    • Date: 2003-11-03

October 2003

  • October 16, 2003  (03-178)
    Folk Icon Odetta to Perform on Nov. 13 The American Folklife Center will present the legendary singer Odetta in a special concert at the Library of Congress, at 8 p.m., Nov. 13, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-10-16

September 2003

  • September 16, 2003  (03-152)
    Jazz Luminary Dave Brubeck Opens Library of Congress 2003-2004 Concert Series Legendary pianist-composer Dave Brubeck will officially launch the Library of Congress 2003-2004 concert series at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, hosting a special workshop and jam session featuring the Dave Brubeck Quartet, bassist Christian McBride, and the Brubeck Institute’s sextet of talented young musicians: Justin Brown, Asher Tobin Chodos, Anthony Coleman, Joseph Sanders, Scott McGinty and Mark Zaleski.
    • Date: 2003-09-16
  • September 3, 2003  (03-150)
    Composer Libby Larsen to Speak on September 17 Libby Larsen, Harissios Papamarkou Scholar in Education and Technology at the Library of Congress, will present a lecture titled “The Concert Hall That Fell Asleep and Woke up as a Car Radio” at 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-09-03

August 2003

  • August 19, 2003  (03-145)
    American Folklife Center Presents Heritage Winners in Concert September 18 The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents Roberto and Lorenzo Martinez and Family at noon, Thursday, Sept. 18, on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-08-19
  • August 19, 2003  (03-143)
    American Folklife Center Presents Little Bit of Blues The American Folklife Center and the Public Service Collections Directorate at the Library of Congress present Little Bit of Blues, featuring Warner Williams and Jay Summerour, at noon on Thursday, Sept. 11, on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
    • Date: 2003-08-19
  • August 14, 2003  (03-128)
    Library Of Congress Acquires Papers Of American Composer Robert Hall Lewis The Library of Congress announces the acquisition of the archives of Robert Hall Lewis (1926-1996)—American composer, conductor, and educator—whose chamber and orchestral works have been performed widely in America and Europe.
    • Date: 2003-08-14
  • August 7, 2003  (03-135)
    Pop, Folk, Jazz and Hip-Hop Add Variety to 2003-2004 Library of Congress Concert Series A wonderfully eclectic mix of artists from the classical, jazz, pop, folk, hip-hop and world music fields will make the 2003-2004 Library of Congress concert series one of the most widely diverse and memorable in the series’ history.
    • Date: 2003-08-07
  • August 5, 2003  (03-136)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS 30 second Public Service Announcement
    • Date: 2003-08-05

July 2003

  • July 31, 2003  (03-131)
    American Folklife Center Presents Mariachi Los Amigos The American Folklife Center and the Public Collections Services Directorate at the Library of Congress present Mariachi Los Amigos in a concert of music from the Mexican mariachi tradition, at noon on Thursday, Aug. 7, on the Thomas Jefferson Building’s Neptune Plaza, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-07-31
  • July 30, 2003  (03-132)
    American Folklife Center Presents Gospel Concert The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents Robert Turner and the Silver Heart Gospel Singers at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 20, on Neptune Plaza in front of the Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Avenue S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-07-30
  • July 1, 2003  (03-124)
    Pianist and Art Collector Annette Kaufman Discusses "A Fiddler's Tale" at Library of Congress on July 31 Annette Kaufman, pianist and art collector, will discuss "A Fiddler's Tale: How Hollywood and Vivaldi Discovered Me," a book she co-wrote with her husband, violinist and art collector Louis Kaufman, at the Library of Congress at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, in the Mumford Room, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Avenue S.E., in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-07-01
  • July 1, 2003  (03-102)
    Library of Congress and Johns Hopkins Libraries Co-Sponsor Conference on Music Information Retrieval The Library of Congress joins The Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries in sponsoring the 4th annual International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), which will be held from Oct. 26 to Oct. 30, in Baltimore, Md.
    • Date: 2003-07-01

June 2003

  • June 26, 2003  (03-121)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WILL PRESENT A CONCERT BY THE MINNESOTA SCANDINAVIAN ENSEMBLE AND BECKY WEIS AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, ON NEPTUNE PLAZA, WEST FRONT OF THE THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDING, FIRST STREET AND INDEPENDENCE AVE. S.E, IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THE CONCERT WILL HIGHLIGHT MUSIC FROM THE SCANDINAVIAN COMMUNITIES OF THE UPPER MIDWEST.
    • Date: 2003-06-26
  • June 19, 2003  (03-114)
    American Folklife Center Presents Scandinavian Music from Minnesota The Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble and Becky Weis appear in concert at noon on Wednesday, July 16, on Neptune Plaza on the west front of the Jefferson Building, First Street and Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-06-19
  • June 17, 2003  (03-117)
    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: 30 SECONDS THE AMERICAN FOLKLIFE CENTER OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WILL KICK OFF THE "CAPITOL ROOTS" CONCERT SERIES, HIGHLIGHTING OUTSTANDING TRADITIONAL WASHINGTON-AREA ARTISTS, WITH A FREE PERFORMANCE BY ONE OF THE NATION’S MOST POPULAR BLUEGRASS BANDS, THE SELDOM SCENE, ON JULY 10, AT NOON, ON NEPTUNE PLAZA IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY’S JEFFERSON BUILDING, 10 FIRST STREET S.E, IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-06-17
  • June 5, 2003  (03-100)
    American Folklife Center Announces Capital Roots Concert Series The American Folklife Center and the Public Service Collections Directorate of the Library of Congress are collaborating to present three noontime concerts this summer highlighting outstanding Washington-area traditional artists. Many talented folk musicians make their home in the greater D.C. area, and this series will celebrate our nation's 'Capital Roots' music.
    • Date: 2003-06-05

May 2003

  • May 30, 2003  (03-092)
    American Folklife Center Presents the Cajun Band, Charivari Cajun music will resound from Neptune Plaza at noon on June 18, when the American Folklife Center presents the southwest Louisiana band, Charivari, regarded as one of the finest Cajun bands playing today. Neptune Plaza is located at the west front of the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street S.E., in Washington, D.C., and the concert is free of charge and...
    • Date: 2003-05-30
  • May 23, 2003  (03-095)
    Library of Congress Launches Patriotic Web Site In honor of Memorial Day and in celebration of the American spirit, the Library of Congress is launching a new Web site highlighting its collections of veterans' stories, patriotic music and community life.
    • Date: 2003-05-23
  • May 15, 2003  (03-089)
    Library of Congress Pays Tribute to Bob Hope The Library of Congress celebrates the 100th birthday of Bob Hope with "The Bob Hope Revue," a specially-written variety revue featuring some of the songs, dances, skits, and comedy routine with which Bob Hope entertained millions during his extraordinary 75-year career. The event takes place at 8 p.m. on May 22 in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. The program...
    • Date: 2003-05-15
  • May 7, 2003  (03-085)
    Library of Congress March, Based on Sousa Manuscripts, Premieres on May 6 "The Library of Congress March," performed for the first time at a special tribute to John W. Kluge at the Library of Congress, is a bit of American history brought to life. Based on manuscript sketches and orchestrations from the Library's John Philip Sousa Collection, this new work was reconstructed by Stephen Bulla, a leading American composer and arranger of concert band music, under...
    • Date: 2003-05-07

April 2003

  • April 9, 2003  (03-061)
    Bob Hope 100th Birthday Celebration Concert at Library of Congress Rescheduled The Bob Hope 100th Birthday Celebration concert-an evening of performances and reminiscences in honor of the legendary performer-which was originally scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, May 29, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 22, at the same time. Tickets will be available on the original sale date, Wednesday, April 16.
    • Date: 2003-04-09

March 2003

  • March 27, 2003  (03-055)
    Library Receives Musical Scores from the Israel Music Institute The Israel Music Institute (IMI) is giving to the Library of Congress nearly 1,000 items on an exchange basis. To date, nearly 400 items -- predominantly sheet music -- have been received and others are expected to arrive in smaller shipments. In return, IMI is selecting books from the Library's list of offerings available on exchange.
    • Date: 2003-03-27
  • March 18, 2003  (03-041)
    American Folklife Center Announces 2003 Neptune Plaza Concert Series at Library of Congress The American Folklife Center's annual outdoor concert series of traditional music and dance drawn from communities across America, "Homegrown 2003: The Music of America," begins April 23. The first concert will feature Joe Derrane, noted Irish American accordionist, who will bring a group of stellar musicians from the Boston area to perform on the Neptune Plaza at noon.
    • Date: 2003-03-18
  • March 17, 2003  (03-012)
    American Folklife Center at Library of Congress Receives Donation of "American Roots Music" Ginger Group Productions, producer of "American Roots Music," a four-part television series that aired on PBS last fall, is giving nine segments of the series to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The segments have been specially edited with the support of a grant from AT&T so that they can be viewed and used by scholars and researchers as stand-alone pieces,...
    • Date: 2003-03-17
  • March 4, 2003  (03-040)
    Trio Fontenay Concert Scheduled for March 21 at Library of Congress Canceled The performance by Trio Fontenay that was scheduled to take place at 8 p.m., Friday, March 21, in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building has been canceled.
    • Date: 2003-03-04

February 2003

  • February 24, 2003  (03-032)
    Beaux Arts Trio Concerts Rescheduled The Beaux Arts Trio concerts originally scheduled for April 10 and April 11 have been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E. in Washington, D.C. Tickets will be available from TicketMaster on Feb. 26.
    • Date: 2003-02-24

January 2003

  • January 27, 2003  (03-014)
    Librarian of Congress Names 50 Sound Recordings to the Inaugural National Recording Registry Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the first annual selection of 50 recordings to the National Recording Registry. Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian is responsible for selecting recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Registry recordings must be at least 10 years old. Nominations for the registry were garnered from members of...
    • Date: 2003-01-27
  • January 21, 2003  (03-011)
    Librarian of Congress To Announce First List of Sound Recordings To Be Named to the National Recording Registry Librarian of Congress James H. Billington will announce his selection of the first 50 historic sound recordings to be added to the first National Recording Registry at a press conference on Monday, January 27 at 11 a.m. in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., SE. The list will include a broad range of American...
    • Date: 2003-01-21
  • January 16, 2003  (03-005)
    New Book About Stephen Sondheim's Music To Be Featured at 'Books & Beyond' Presentation on Feb. 11 Mark Eden Horowitz, senior music specialist at the Library of Congress, will discuss his new book, "Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions" (Scarecrow Press, in association with the Library of Congress, 2003) at the Library of Congress at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Mary Pickford Theater, third floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2003-01-16
  • January 15, 2003  (03-001)
    Koussevitzky Foundation Announces 2002 Commission Winners The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation Inc., have awarded commissions for new musical works to seven composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundations and the performing organizations that will present the newly composed works.
    • Date: 2003-01-15