The Library of Congress exhibition “Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge” will come to Los Angeles at the Library of Congress Ira Gershwin Gallery, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, on Saturday, March 5.
The exhibition highlights the life and achievements of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, whose philanthropy helped make chamber music available to all.
In 1925, Coolidge built the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress.
The auditorium ensured that Coolidge’s support for contemporary music would continue for many generations.
Coolidge and her foundation have been responsible for the creation of classic chamber music such as Béla Bartók’s monumental “String Quartet No. 5,” Samuel Barber’s “Hermit Songs,” and George Crumb’s “Ancient Voices of Children,” all of which premiered onstage in the Coolidge Auditorium.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Library of Congress started its 90th anniversary concert season last October with more than 90 concerts, films, lectures, workshops and special presentations.
The programming continues through May.
The Library of Congress Music Division, with more than 21 million items, holds the world’s largest music collection from opera, stage and screen musicals, chamber music, jazz and American popular song.
The Music Division is home to approximately 600 archival collections documenting the lives and careers of noteworthy composers and performers.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 S. Grand Ave.
For information, visit www.loc.gov/rr/perform/.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.