Event Videos

In addition to Event Videos of Concerts From the Library of Congress, videos of events organized by the Music Division are freely available online.

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    Conversation with Gershwin Honoree Bernie Taupin In a conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, 2024 Gershwin Prize honoree and award-winning lyricist Bernie Taupin talked about his life, his career, and his long association with co-honoree Elton John during an evening program in the historic Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Taupin, Bernie - Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2024-03-21
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    Conversation with Jean and Marcus Baylor Claudia Morales sits down with songwriter, producer and vocalist Jean Baylor and percussionist, songwriter, bandleader and producer Marcus Baylor of the seven-time Grammy-nominated and winner of the NAACP Image Award, The Baylor Project. They discuss music, community and the music business prior to their performance at the Library's Coolidge Auditorium.
    • Contributor: Baylor, Jean - Baylor, Marcus
    • Date: 2024-03-08
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    Introduction to 'The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith' 2024 Library of Congress jazz scholar Sam Stephenson speaks about his involvement in the study of photographer W. Eugene Smith, which resulted in a book and a film called "The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith." His talk preceded a screening of the film, which was produced in part by Dan Logan and the Revada Foundation. The Revada Foundation has underwritten most jazz...
    • Contributor: Stephenson, Sam
    • Date: 2024-03-06
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    Conversation with Le Consort Members of Le Consort speak with Anne McLean about their program presented at the Library of Congress. Topics include the ensemble's projects and thoughts about the unique program that they offered, in addition to considerations of style, instruments and broadening the Baroque repertoire performed in concert.
    • Contributor: Salzenstein, Hannah - Taylor, Justin - Lodge, Augusta McKay - Le Consort - McLean, Anne - De Bardonnèche, Sophie
    • Date: 2024-02-29
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    The Azevedo Collection: Musical and Cultural Exchange Between Brazil and the U.S. Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo was a Brazilian musicologist/ethnomusicologist/folklorist who collaborated with U.S. scholars, producing field recordings of Brazilian folk music as part of the Good Neighbor Policy -- and an attempt to establish a cultural exchange between the Americas. During the 1940s, Azevedo also served as music specialist at UNESCO. In this lecture, Miranda Bartira Tagliari Sousa illuminated elements of the Azevedo collection,...
    • Contributor: Sousa, Miranda Bartira Tagliari
    • Date: 2024-02-20
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    Rhapsody in Blue at 100: Ryan Raul Bañagale Scholar Ryan Raul Bañagale offered a lecture on the occasion of the 100th birthday of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," celebrated at the Library with a performance of the work by Simone Dinnerstein and the United States Air Force Band. Bañagale, an expert on Rhapsody in Blue who prepared the critical edition of the work's original version, spoke about the origins of the iconic...
    • Contributor: Bañagal, Ryan Raul
    • Date: 2024-02-12
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    Rhapsody in Blue at 100 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" turned 100 on Feb. 12, 2024. First performed in New York, it has become a motif of the nation's creative spirit. The Library of Congress, home to George and Ira Gershwin's papers, presents this short tribute video from performers around the country, from dancers and pianists, from a high school orchestra and a pro football player, from New York...
    • Date: 2024-02-12
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    Remarks on 'Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes' Filmmakers Sam Pollard and Ben Shapiro discuss their award-winning documentary "Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes," part of PBS' American Masters series and a finalist for the 2023 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film. The documentary examines the life and legacy of the legendary musician, educator and civil rights advocate Max Roach (1924-2007), whose papers are in the Library's collections.
    • Contributor: Pollard, Samuel D. - Logan, Dan - Shapiro, Ben
    • Date: 2024-02-07
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    Conversation with Seth Parker Woods Cellist Seth Parker Woods speaks with the Library's Anne McLean about his concert at the Library. The program spans three centuries of music, from Bach to pieces recently composed for Woods. Other topics include Woods' projects like "Difficult Grace" and his use of the Library's "Castelbarco" Stradivari cello. The program included a range of voices across many cultures, tied together with Bach sarabandes.
    • Contributor: Woods, Seth Parker - McLean, Anne
    • Date: 2024-02-01
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    Disney Storytellers Fund at Howard University Showcase Howard University students in the first cohort of the Disney Storytellers Fund at Howard University present and discuss their film and creative projects. Hosted by Phylicia Rashad, dean of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, Gracie Lawson Borders, dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, and Denise Saunders Thompson, assistant dean of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. Co-presented...
    • Date: 2024-01-31
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    Anna Sokolow and the Reimagined Roots of Anti-fascist Dance Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble's artistic director Samantha Géracht introduced the story of restoring early activist dances of American choreographer Anna Sokolow in a program of performances, panel discussion and movement as demonstration. After the Library of Congress announced the extraordinary discovery of handwritten scores composed by Alex North for two of Sokolow's dances, Géracht reimagined the dances using archival evidence and the music. "Ballad in...
    • Contributor: Géracht, Samantha
    • Date: 2024-01-26
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    Conversation with the Goldmund Quartet and Philip Kass Members of the Goldmund Quartet speak with the Library's Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and guest Philip Kass, a respected expert, appraiser, consultant and writer about fine classic stringed instruments and bows. The Goldmund Quartet performed on the famed "Paganini Quartet" of Stradivari instruments collected by Niccolò Paganini. Topics include the special instruments used for the concert, as well as the program that included works by...
    • Contributor: Vandory, Christoph - Adt, Pinchas - Schötz, Florian - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - Paratore, Raphael - Kass, Philip
    • Date: 2024-01-12
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    Goldmund Quartet Prizewinners in the prestigious Wigmore Hall and Melbourne quartet competitions, Germany's Goldmund Quartet is praised for its intense musicality and "beautiful sound, elegant and transparent" (Gramophone). Since 2019, the Goldmunds have performed on the famous "Paganini Quartet," remarkably well-matched instruments made by Antonio Stradivari that were selected by the violinist Niccolò Paganini for his own chamber music performances. The "Mendelssohn" viola's deeply resonant tone...
    • Contributor: Goldmund Quartet - Paratore, Raphael - Adt, Pinchas - Vandory, Christoph - Schötz, Florian
    • Date: 2024-01-12
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    Dalí String Quartet with Ricardo Morales 2023 Chamber Music America String Quartet of the Year and Silver Medal winner of the Piazzolla Music Competition, the Dalí Quartet is renowned for their innovative programming bringing the spotlight to Latin American repertoire. They came to the Library of Congress to perform on the Library's historic stringed instruments with a beautifully curated program featuring works by Puerto Rican composer Sonia Morales-Matos, Spanish composer...
    • Contributor: Dalí String Quartet - Morales, Ricardo
    • Date: 2023-12-18
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    Conversation with Dalí Quartet and Ricardo Morales Members of the Dalí Quartet join Ricardo Morales and the Library's Claudia Morales for a preconcert conversation.
    • Contributor: Rubio, Carlos - Isaacman-Beck, Ari - Morales, Jesús - Linares, Adriana - Morales, Ricardo
    • Date: 2023-12-18
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    Conversation with Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah Two-time Edison award-winner and six-time Grammy nominee Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) speaks with the Library's Claudia Morale.
    • Contributor: Adjuah, Chief Xian Atunde
    • Date: 2023-12-01
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    Home Rule at 50: Mambo Sauce Performance To commemorate the 50th anniversary of home rule in the District of Columbia, the Library sponsored a performance by go-go band "Mambo Sauce."
    • Contributor: Mambo Sauce
    • Date: 2023-11-30
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    Conversation with Escher Quartet and Jason Vieaux Members of the Escher Quartet and guitarist Jason Vieaux join the Library's Anne McLean in this pre-concert conversation.
    • Contributor: Escher Quartet - Vieaux, Jason
    • Date: 2023-11-29
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    Conversation with Richard O'Neill and Jeremy Denk Violist Richard O'Neill and pianist Jeremy Denk speak with the Library's Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and David Plylar about the music they performed at the Library of Congress. Topics included Schumann, Hindemith, Bach and Clarke, as well as the Tuscan-Medici Stradivari viola played in the concert.
    • Contributor: O'Neill, Richard - Denk, Jeremy
    • Date: 2023-11-20
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    A Love Letter to Leonard Bernstein from Wife Felicia Leonard Bernstein himself started giving the Library of Congress his music manuscripts in the 1950s. After Bernstein's death in 1990, his estate and family donated hundreds of thousands of additional items, providing the bulk of the collection, which now also includes: correspondence, writings, photographs, business papers, fan mail, datebooks, even his wedding suit and the suit he wore at his unexpected debut conducting the...
    • Contributor: Horowitz, Mark
    • Date: 2023-11-17
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    Shakespeare Everywhere Festival Concert Enjoy a wide-ranging concert of Shakespeare-inspired music featuring the Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera as part of the citywide Shakespeare Everywhere Festival. Performers included Teresa Perrotta, Kresley Figueroa, Tiffany Choe, Winona Martin, Sahel Salam, Justin Burgess, Nicole Cloutier and Pei-Hsuan Lin and was co-sponsored with Washington National Opera. WNO presented Charles Gounod's masterwork Roméo et Juliette in November 2023, and this...
    • Date: 2023-11-09
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    Conversation with Lakecia Benjamin Lakecia Benjamin, 2023 Jazz Scholar Fellow and mini-residency performer at the Library of Congress, discusses her music and career. Her talent has been recognized by the Downbeat Critics Poll, which voted her as "Rising Star Alto Saxophonist" in 2020, and the Jazz Journalists Association, which named her the "Up and Coming Artist of the Year." Her recent work include a tribute to Alice and...
    • Contributor: Benjamin, Lakecia
    • Date: 2023-11-01
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    'Philia' on Two Violins with Peter Sheppard Skærved & Michael Alec Rose The Library of Congress and violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved invited acclaimed American composer Michael Alec Rose, to write pieces responding to two violins in the collection, by Nicola/Nicolò Amati and Antonio Stradivari. These two violins represent two generations of great Cremonese lutherie and are separated by just under half a century. Like nearly all surviving violins from the 1600s and 1700s, the 1700 "Ward"...
    • Contributor: Rose, Michael Alec - Skærved, Peter Sheppard
    • Date: 2023-10-23
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    'Eclipse' on Two Violins with Peter Sheppard Skærved & Michael Alec Rose The Library of Congress and violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved invited acclaimed American composer Michael Alec Rose, to write pieces responding to two violins in the collection, by Nicola/Nicolò Amati and Antonio Stradivari. These two violins represent two generations of great Cremonese lutherie and are separated by just under half a century. Like nearly all surviving violins from the 1600s and 1700s, the 1700 "Ward"...
    • Contributor: Rose, Michael Alec - Skærved, Peter Sheppard
    • Date: 2023-10-23
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    Exploring Two Great Violins: Amati & Stradivari Curator Carol Lynn Ward Bamford and violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved explore two great violins from the collection of the Library of Congress, one by Nicolò Amati, the other by Antonio Stradivari. Each violin offers a different window on the past. Both instruments date from the 1600s-1700s; however one is in a modern configuration, the other in baroque "setup." What do these quite different instruments...
    • Contributor: Skærved, Peter Sheppard - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn
    • Date: 2023-10-23