Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2010-2011

insights: exploring the collections

In pursuit of its educational mandate the Library of Congress opens the vaults of its vast music collections--the world's largest--to the musical community, including students from the top conservatories and music schools around the country. Through special programs, this initiative provides new ways of understanding and appreciating familiar and not-so-familiar music and musicians of all genres, with special emphasis on American creativity.

Monday Noontime Lecture Series

September 27 (Music Division Foyer, Room 113, Madison Building)
The Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection, Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, Music Division

October 25 (Coolidge Auditorium)
AMS Lecutre: Japanese Influences in 20th-century American Music, W. Anthony Sheppard, Professor of Music, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

November 15 (Whittall Pavilion)
William Gottlieb: Photographs from the Golden Age of Jazz, Larry Appelbaum, Music Division

January 31 (Whittall Pavilion)
Walter Piston's 3 Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon, Lisa Shiota, Music Division and Trifecta Winds

February 7 (Coolidge Auditorium)
AMS Lecture: Bernstein's Broadway, Carol Oja, William Powell Mason Professor of Music, Harvard University

March 14 (Whittall Pavilion)
Exploring American Opera at the LOC: Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, James Wintle, Music Division

April 11 (Whittall Pavilion)
Muzio Clementi: Father of Modern Piano Technique, Robin Rausch, Music Division

May 9 (Whittall Pavilion)
Jonathan Larson: The Man Who Died Too Young, Mark Horowitz, Music Division

The Shepherd School of Music

Shepherd School of MusicCoolidge Auditorium
Friday, March 4 (12:00 noon) and Saturday, March 5 (2:00 pm)

The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University continues its educational partnership with the Music Division. In the Fall selected students spend a week of research in the Music Division. In two Spring concerts they will perform works from the collections, inluding a McKim commission.