Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2011-2012 -- PREVIEW

2011-12 Season Preview

The Library of Congress presents a season of special celebrations highlighting the riches of its extraordinary music archives—a Franz Liszt Bicentenary Project; a 6-part BachFest; and a sparkling, exuberant tribute to two American entertainment legends, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Concerts by Leon Fleisher and the Cygnus Ensemble, and a production of Samuel Beckett's Ohio Impromptu inaugurate a new Library of Congress endowment, the Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. The Talking about Music series shares the knowledge and insight of scholars, performers, composers, and others. And Thursday Noontime Lectures by expert staff curators produce intriguing snapshots from the Library's collections—spotlighting just a few of over 22 million individual items—more music per square foot than anywhere else in the world. Season Annoucement (PDF, 160KB)

2011-12 Season Events

Concert Date Artist Tickets available
Saturday, September 10 (12:00noon) American Musicological Society Lecture Demonstration: William Meredith, the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, and Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano "What the Autograph Can Tell Us: Beethoven's Sonata in E Major, op. 109" no tickets required
Saturday, October 1 (1:00-4:30pm) Dvořák in the New World: Symposium and Lecture-Recital, Dr. Michael Beckerman, chair - In collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic no tickets required
Saturday, October 15 (8:00pm) Babalu! – Celebrating the Library’s Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Collection September 7
Wednesday, October 19 (8:00pm) Louis Lortie, piano – Franz Liszt Bicentenary Project September 14
Saturday, October 22 (8:00pm) Martin Bruns, baritone & Christoph Hammer, fortepiano – Franz Liszt Bicentenary Project September 14
Tuesday, October 25 (8:00pm) Bartók and the Liszt Legacy: Soloists from the Budapest Festival Orchestra, with Jenő Jandó, piano – Franz Liszt Bicentenary Project September 21
Friday, October 28 (8:00pm) Daniel Hope – East Meets West September 21
Saturday, October 29 (8:00pm) Genova & Dimitrov, duo piano – Founder's Day Concert September 21
Friday, November 4 (8:00pm) Mozart Piano Quartet September 28
Saturday, November 5 (2:00pm) Roberto Diaz, viola & Kwan Yi, piano – Franz Liszt Bicentenary Project September 28
Wednesday, November 16 (8:00pm) Country Music Association Songwriter Series with Bob DiPiero October 5
Friday, December 2 (8:00pm) Gretchen Parlato Quartet & Gerald Clayton Trio
at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
October 26
Saturday, December 17 (8:00pm) Borromeo String Quartet with Seymour Lipkin, piano – Stradivari Memorial Concert November 9
Saturday, January 28 (2:00pm) Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba – BachFest Event December 21
Friday, February 3 (8:00pm) Kreisleriana: Cygnus Ensemble December 28
Saturday, February 4 (8:00 pm) U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" - The Army Blues plays Big Band Classics at the Atlas Performing Arts Center no tickets required
Friday, February 24 (8:00pm) The Saiyuki Trio at the Atlas Performing Arts Center January 18
Wednesday, March 7 (8:00pm) Cygnus Ensemble & Samuel Beckett’s Ohio Impromptu, directed by Joy Zinoman February 1
Thursday, March 8 (8:00pm) Leon Fleisher: Liebeslieder, Ligeti and Koston, with Katherine Jacobson Fleisher and musicians from the Peabody Institute

February 1

Friday, March 9 (8:00pm) Con Gioia: Julianne Baird, soprano and Prithee de Silva, harpsichord and fortepiano February 1
Monday, March 19 (8:00pm) L'Arpeggiata: Christina Pluhar “La Tarantella” February 8
Friday, March 23 (8:00pm) Modigliani Quartet February 15
Wednesday, March 28 (8:00pm) Elias Quartet with Jonathan Biss, piano February 22
Tuesday, April 10 (7:00pm) Arditti Quartet with Stephen Drury, piano March 7
Friday, April 13 (8:00pm) Quatuor Diotima March 7
Saturday, April 14 (8:00pm) Juilliard Baroque (special pre-concert performance at 6:15pm - Pius Cheung, marimba, Goldberg Variations) – BachFest Event March 7
Friday, April 20 (8:00pm) Concerto Köln with Jan Freiheit, cello – BachFest Event March 14
Saturday, April 21 (11:00am) Special master class with Concerto Köln orchestra members no tickets required
Saturday, April 28 (12:00 & 3:00pm) Tanya Tomkins, Baroque cello – BachFest Event March 21
Saturday, May 5 (2:00 pm) U.S. ARMY BAND "Pershing's Own" - American Mavericks (Charles Ives, Alan Hovhaness, Henry Cowell) no tickets required
Saturday, May 12 (8:00pm) José James at the Atlas Performing Arts Center April 4
Saturday, May 19 (2:00 pm) Narek Hahknazaryan, cello April 18

Concerts are presented in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 1st and Independence, S.E., unless otherwise noted. All events are free of charge to the public, but tickets are required, available through TicketMaster for a nominal service charge, and from the Atlas Performing Arts Center box office for onLOCation at the Atlas events. For updated concert listings, and details about repertoire and preconcert presentations, please visit this Web site frequently and subscribe to the concert series mailing list. All programs are subject to change without notice.