Concerts from the Library of Congress

The entire 2020-2021 season will be offered virtually, and as always, events are free to the public. Be sure to explore each of the event pages for updated offerings as we approach each online premiere!

Descriptions are currently available for 2020 events, linked below. Because the events will be online, no tickets are required. You may still register for updates and reminders using Eventbrite, and registrations are now open.

2020 EVENTS

Day Date Time Artist/Event (Location)
Wednesday August 26 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Eva Salina and Peter Stan: Serbian, Roma, and Jewish Songs
Wednesday August 26 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Ann Yao: Chinese Zheng Music from Florida
Wednesday September 2 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Si Kahn: Folksongs for Labor Day -- Part of the Homegrown Labor Day Double Header
Wednesday September 2 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Joe Jencks: Songs of Workers and Wanderers -- Part of the Homegrown Labor Day Double Header
Wednesday September 9 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Reggie Harris: Spirituals, Freedom Songs, and Other Songs of Hope
Wednesday September 16 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Dom Flemons: Black Cowboy Songs and More from the American Songster
Wednesday September 23 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Phil Wiggins, Blues and More from Maryland -- Part of the Homegrown NEA National Heritage Fellows Double Header
Wednesday September 23 12:30 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Chum Ngek, Cambodian music from Maryland -- Part of the Homegrown NEA National Heritage Fellows Double Header
Wednesday September 30 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: Changüí Majadero: Cuban Roots Music from California
Friday October 23? 8 pm CONCERT: Conrad Tao, piano and Caleb Teicher, tap dance
Friday October 30 8 pm CONCERT: Tambuco Percussion Ensemble
Friday November 13 8 pm CONCERT: Ensemble Dal Niente
Wednesday November 18 12 pm HOMEGROWN at Home: PIQSIQ: Inuit Style Throat Singing
Thursday November 19 8 pm DIGITAL RESIDENCY: Jennifer Koh, violin and Thomas Sauer, piano
Friday November 20 8 pm CONCERT: Takács Quartet
Thursday December 3 8 pm DIGITAL RESIDENCY: JACK Quartet with Conrad Tao
Friday?? December 4 8 pm CONCERT: “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Saturday?? December 5 8 pm CONCERT: Borromeo String Quartet and Nicolas Cords, viola
Wednesday December 9 8 pm CONCERT: vision string quartet
Thursday December 10 8 pm CONCERT: ZOFO, Eva-Maria Zimmermann & Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Friday December 11 8 pm CONCERT: Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata: Two Visions with the Verona Quartet and Adam Golka, piano
Saturday? December 12 8 pm CONCERT: Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee, pianos
Thursday December 17 8 pm CONCERT: Christopher Taylor, piano
Friday December 18 8 pm CONCERT: Stradivari Anniversary Concert

2021 EVENTS

Pending confirmation and depending on the ongoing impact of the pandemic, the following events are being planned for January-June 2021, with more information to come once available:

Concerts

  • Musicians of the New World Symphony
  • A Fiddler’s Tale
  • Mahan Esfahani
  • Ksenija Sidorova, accordion
  • Ritz Chamber Players
  • Kremerata Baltica with Gidon Kremer
  • Steven Osborne, piano
  • Dudok Quartet
  • Pavel Haas Quartet with Boris Giltburg, piano
  • Jess Gillam, saxophone
  • Ensemble Correspondances
  • Flux Quartet with Oliver Lake and Donal Fox
  • Marouan Benabdallah, piano

Talks and Extras

  • Terri Lyne Carrington, Library of Congress Jazz Scholar
  • A series of talks related to dance including:
    - David Fullard: “Dance Photography” - Victoria Phillips: “Martha Graham’s Cold War: the Dance of American Diplomacy” - American Musicological Society Lecture: Marta Robertson: “The Uncommon ‘Gift to be Simple:’ Japanese American Influence in Appalachian Spring
  • Castor and Patience Panel Discussion
  • Additional talks and conversations with artists, scholars and Library curators

More events may be announced at a later date.