Library of Congress Founders’ Day Concert

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 8:00pm
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Library of Congress – Jefferson Building
First Street, SE, between Independence
and East Capitol Streets
Washington, DC

Party Like It’s 1587! Experience the Library as you never have before: this year’s Founder’s Day celebration is an evening built on the unconventional and extraordinary presenting tradition founded by Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, who fostered the performance of Renaissance music in the United States. The party begins as brass choirs of the U.S. Navy Band perform music by Giovanni Gabrieli and Carlo Gesualdo, followed by performances from Piffaro, The Renaissance Band and Boston-based vocal ensemble Blue Heron. You’ll hear music by Dufay, Ockeghem, Clemens non Papa, Josquin and Sweelinck. This exciting evening will be the Library’s version of a Renaissance fair (turkey legs not included!).

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