Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2011-2012


Lectures… Symposia…Conversations… Interviews… Workshops… Master Classes… and more!

Enlightening and enjoyable, informed and informal, these events allow us the luxury of showing off the unique resources of the world’s largest music repository. (All events are open to the public. Tickets are not required, unless otherwise noted.)

TALKING ABOUT MUSIC: Thursday Noontime Lectures

Presented in the Whittall Pavilion unless otherwise noted.
An informal lunchtime series of talks, presentations, and performances showcasing the collections of the Library’s Music Division, and the knowledge of its expert curators.

October 6 - Music for Film: How It’s Done and the People Who Do It (Loras Schissel)
November 3 - Muzio Clementi: Father of Modern Piano Technique (Robin Rausch)
November 17 - Coolidge Commissions of Roy Harris (James Wintle)
February 9 - Music from the Library’s Russian Imperial Collection (Kevin LaVine)
February 23 - It’s Show Time: Sheet Music From Stage and Screen (Sharon McKinley)
March 8 - Dance and Democracy: Politics and Protest, World War I through the Cold War (Elizabeth Aldrich and Victoria Phillips Geduld)
March 22 - Schoenberg and Early Music (Daniel Walshaw)
March 29 - Louis Armstrong, Composer of King Oliver’s “Dipper Mouth Blues” (Thomas Brothers, Professor of Music, Duke University) Presented in Coolidge Auditorium - (AMS Lecture)
April 5 - Chamber Music in Berlin, ca. 1750 (Daniel Boomhower)
April 19 - Graham and Copland’s Appalachian Spring (Loras Schissel and Elizabeth Aldrich)
May 3 - [CANCELED] The History and Reconstruction of Native American Flutes in the Library’s Dayton C. Miller Collection (Steve Bliven, researcher; Barry Higgins, instrument maker and performer) - to be rescheduled in Fall 2012


PAOLO PANDOLFO, viola da gamba
Date to be announced
This master class is presented in cooperation with the Viola da Gamba Society of America, Greater Washington-Baltimore chapter.

Saturday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00 am - Coolidge Auditorium
Bach and Historically Informed Performance Practice.