Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2010-2011

on LOCation

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Concerts from the Library of Congress go on location at the new Atlas Performing Arts Center at the heart of the H Street Corridor, which runs from 12th to 15th Streets, NE, now known as the Atlas District—Washington’s newest arts and entertainment neighborhood. For ticket information, directions, parking, free shuttle service, restaurants, and other information, go to External link:

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1333 H Street, NE - Washington, DC 20002
Administrative Office: 202-399-7993
Box Office: 202-399-7993

Friday, DECEMBER 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm
Image: Lionel Loueke Trio
Lionel Loueke Trio “a feel-good sense of joy”

West African harmonies and jazz rhythms are seamlessly blended by guitarist/singer/composer Loueke with Massimo Biolcati on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums.

6:15 pm – Atlas Center for the Performing Arts (no tickets required)
Pre-concert presentation: Host of WPFW's "Sound of Surprise" Larry Appelbaum, Music Division, interviews Lionel Loueke

Saturday, MAY 7, 2011 at 8:00pm
Image: Sue Mathys and John Bell
Sue Mathys “fiery temperament”
Uniting Broadway with the Art of Chanson 
John Bell, music director / piano

Sue Mathys has gained critical and popular success in Europe and in the United States as an actor, concert singer and recording artist for the wide spectrum of her repertory, including leading roles in such musicals as Sunset Boulevard, Gypsy, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Candide and as Maria Callas in Master Class. www.suemat/ External Link

Saturday, MAY 14, 2011 at 8:00pm
NOW Ensemble
Two Composer-Chamber Collectives
Music for the Twenty-first Century


NOW Ensemble  “engaging, witty, youthful”

A unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with a blend of musical influences that reflect the diverse backgrounds and interests of its members, including three composers.

Victoire  “fresh and adventurous . . . minimalist post-rock bliss”

Founded by composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli—one of the hottest voices in the indie classical movement— the new all-star, all-female chamber‑rock quintet of winds, strings, keyboards, and lo‑fi electronics, performs Mazzoli's “distinct blend of dreamy post rock, quirky minimalism, and rich romanticism.”

6:15 pm – Atlas Performing Arts Center (no tickets required)
Pre-concert presentation: Conversation with composers Judd Greenstein and Missy Mazzoli

Saturday, MAY 21, 2011 at 2:00pm
Image: Army Band
U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"
Roots of the American Songbook

Chamber musicians from the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" (Colonel Thomas Rotondi, Jr., Leader and Commander) will perform American works from the Library's collections.

(no tickets required)