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PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION - Stradivari Anniverary Concert

  • Library of Congress

    Thomas Jefferson St NW
    10 First Street, S.E.
    Washington, DC (map)

    38.904026 -77.060080

  • BEAR WITH ME HERE. THIS IS THE SAME NIGHT AS CHRISTMAS AT THE WATERGATE HOTEL. I don't know what's going to be offered at the Kennedy Center.

    6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)

    Stradivari Anniverary Concert

    Coolidge Auditorium

    Rising stars in the quartet world, Canada’s Cecilia String Quartet performs on the Library’s Stradivari instruments, marking the 80th anniversary of Gertrude Clarke Whittall’s gift. Framed by Mozart and Mendelssohn, the program includes Sofia Gubaidulina’s Quartet no. 1, and introduces one of the winners from the Cecilia’s ongoing project celebrating Canadian women composers, Katie Agócs’s Tantric Variations.


    Quartet in D minor, K. 421


    String Quartet no. 1


    Tantric Variations (U.S. Premiere)


    String Quartet in E minor, op. 44, no. 2

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