Electronic Percussion, Classical Music’s Golden Age and Ken Burns Prize for Film

Electronic Percussion, Classical Music’s Golden Age and Ken Burns Prize for Film

Watch these videos just added to the Library of Congress website.U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

To kick off Native American Heritage Month, Joy Harjo, the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate, joins Deb Haaland, the first Native American cabinet secretary, in a conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.Third Coast Percussion

This year our annual Founder’s Day concert honoring Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge offers something remarkable: a collaboration between the fearless Third Coast Percussion, electronic music producer/composer Jlin and Movement Art Is in a composed sequence entitled “Metamorphosis,” featuring dance and music by Glass, Jlin and Tyondai Braxton.​

2021 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for FilmLibrarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Ken Burns announced the 2021 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film winner and runner-up at a virtual awards ceremony that featured a roundtable discussion focusing on the acclaimed documentary, “John Lewis: Good Trouble,” directed by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Porter in conversation with Dr. Hayden, Burns and moderator Yamiche Alcindor of the PBS Newshour.

Leif Ove Andsnes

The extraordinary Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes brings his illuminating artistic vision to our series for an intimate recital. Taking a break from his most recent Mozart collaboration with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Andsnes brings together the music of Beethoven – the “Pathétique” sonata – and a selection of miniatures by Grieg and Dvořák.

Augustin Hadelich

Violinist Augustin Hadelich plays with an undeniable maturity beyond his years and an artistry reminiscent of classical music’s Golden Age. Named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2018, Hadelich has consistently established himself as a performer of poise and virtuosity.

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