1996-1997 Season Schedule
All concerts started at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted.
||Artist / Event
|October 10, 1996
||THE MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS ORCHESTRA
||Composer and pianist extraordinaire Muhal Richard
Abrams will bring his eclectic musical style to the Terrace Theater
with an evening of his works. Guest artists Regina Carter and Anthony
Davis will premiere Mr. Abrams's new Sonata for Violin and Piano
commissioned by the Library's McKim Fund.
|October 16 and 17, 1996
||JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
||The renowned quartet, Musical America's 1996 Musicians
of the Year, is the first chamber ensemble to be so honored. This
group, which celebrates its golden anniversary this year, performs
Mendelssohn's Andante and Scherzo, Op. 81, Nos. 1 and 2,
Schoenberg's Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7, and the Quartet
in D major, K. 499, by Mozart.
October 17 - December 19, 1996
Films shown Monday and Thursday evenings, at 7:00p.m .
|JAZZ FILM SERIES
||Curated by jazz radio host Larry Appelbaum, the
third annual Library of Congress Jazz Film Series will take place
in the Library's Pickford Theater from October 17 through December
19, 1996. Films include presentations devoted to Ella Fitzgerald,
Duke Ellington, Bossa Nova, and the Washington premiere of a documentary
film on the life of saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, commissioned by the
Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund in the Library of Congress.
|December 3, 1996
||The French harpsichordist is one of the most sought-after
interpreters of his generation. He has appeared with such acclaimed
ensembles as Les Arts Florissants, La Petite Bande, the Academy of
Ancient Music, and his own Les Talens Lyriques. Mr. Rousset's
recital will include the Suite from Les Indes Galantes by
Rameau and works by L. Couperin, Froberger, and A. Forqueray.
|December 4, 1996
||DANCE BY LESTER HORTON!
||The powerful, dramatic, and technically innovative
choreography of the internationally acclaimed modern dance pioneer
Lester Horton--mentor for Alvin Ailey, Carmen de Lavallade, and Bella
Lewitsky--filled 1950s stages with bravura sweeps. To celebrate its
acquisition of the Lester Horton Collection, the Library of Congress
collaborates with the Dance Program of American University in presenting
Horton's The Beloved, Dedication to José Clemente
Orozco, and A Touch of Klee, reconstructed by Horton
company member Don Martin. There will be a post-performance symposium
on the process of creative collaboration between choreographer and
composer with Kenneth Klauss, who will play his own music for the
|December 5, 1996
||LA HARPE DE MÉLODIE
||Cheryl Ann Fulton is one of today's foremost performers
on historical harps. Fresh from their superb performances at the 1996
Berkeley Festival, Ms. Fulton, soprano Susan Rode Morris, percussionist
Peter Maund, and gambist Roy Whelden will perform music from the thirteenth
through the seventeenth centuries, from the Italian and the Iberian
peninsulas and from France.
|December 11, 1996
||BEAUX ARTS TRIO with RICHARD STOLTZMAN
||Pianist Menahem Pressler, violinist Ida Kavafian,
and cellist Peter Wiley will perform Haydn's Trio in C major,
H. XV, No. 27, and the Trio in B major, Op. 8, by Brahms.
Famed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will join the group for the world
premiere of William Bolcom's Second Piano Quartet, commissioned
by the Isenbergh Clarinet Fund in the Library of Congress.
|March 13, 1997
||BANG ON A CAN ALLSTARS / STRING TRIO
OF NEW YORK
||An inventive synthesis of jazz and contemporary
classical music, these New York mainstays, in their first Washington
joint appearance will perform works by Hermeto Pascoal, David Lang,
Regina Carter, Michael Gordon, James Emery, John Lindberg, and others.
Violinist Regina Carter and pianist Lisa Moore will give the world
premiere of a new work by Julia Wolfe commissioned by the McKim Fund
in the Library of Congress.
|March 26, 1997
||FESTETICS QUARTET with MARIA ROSE
||Known for its "drive, muscular sound, and
fantastic elan," (Le Monde de la Musique) the acclaimed
period-instrument quartet from Hungary makes its first Washington
appearance on our series. The Festetics Quartet will perform Haydn's
Quartet in D major, O p. 64, No. 5, the Quartet in A
minor, Op. 29 "Rosamunde" by Schubert, and it will
join fortepianist Maria Rose--also making her Library of Congress
debut--in the chamber version of the Piano Concerto in A major,
K. 414, by Mozart.
|April 1, 1997
||AMERICAN CHAMBER PLAYERS
||The talented musicians led by violinist and "Performance
Today" commentator Miles Hoffman return to the Library of Concert
concert series with a world premiere of a work for clarinet and string
trio by composer Ma Raimi, commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just
Fund in the Library of Congress. The group will also perform Mr. Raimi's
arrangement of Mozart's Variations in C major on Ah vous dirai-je
Maman, K. 265, and the Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.
44, by Schumann.
|April 2, 1997
||CAPRICCIO STRAVAGANTE with GUILLEMETTE
||The period-instrument ensemble from Paris led
by harpsichordist Skip Sempé makes its Library of Congress
debut with this performance, which also includes the sensational French
mezzo-soprano Guillemette Laurens. Ms. Laurens and Capriccio Stravagante
will perform works by Monteverdi (including his Lamento d'Arianna),
Rosenmüller, and Legrenzi.
|April 7, 1997 at 8:00p.m.
JUILLIARD STRING QUARTET
Robert Mann and Joel Smirnoff, violins
Samuel Rhodes, viola
Joel Krosnick, cello
A special concert honoring Robert Mann
on the occasion of his retirement from the Juilliard String Quartet
and his fifty years as founder and first violinist
* Franz Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 76, No.
* Ralph Shapey: Quartet No. 8
* Johannes Brahms: Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2
|May 7, 1997 at 7:30 pm
||JAZZDANCE BY DANNY BURACZESKI!
||The Library of Congress--with co-commissioners
Penn State University and the Duncan Theater in Palm Beach, Florida--presents
the electrifying JAZZDANCE BY DANNY BURACZESKI. The company will premiere
a new work choreographed by Mr. Buraczeski with music by the master
jazz pianist and composer Sir Roland Hanna.