The 2014-2015 season of “Concerts from the Library of Congress” brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library’s holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples.
The coming season sees Gramophone Hall of Fame inductee Leif Ove Andsnes embark on the final leg of “The Beethoven Journey,” his monumental four-year focus on the master composer’s works for piano and orchestra.
Middle Tennessee's own world-class Gateway Chamber Orchestra will take you on A Voyage in Versatility for the 2014-2015 season, exploring the vast scope of music performed by this chamber orchestra. Journey from the intimacy of Berio's Folk Songs, with the luminous voice of Teresa Buchholz, to the grandeur of Mendelssohn's majestic Scottish Symphony.