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Concerts from the Library of Congress: Pick of the Week

Month of September 2021

Introduction

Pick of the Week for September announces the 2021-2022 concert season and features International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Ensemble Dal Niente, and Dover String Quartet. ICE was the first virtual performance we presented after the US was officially in a COVID-19 pandemic mode. It was a learning experience, and we were lucky that the talented and resourceful ICE team led the way. Time went by, we learned the ropes and presented an entire virtual season starting in October 2020 that included concerts, conversations, lectures, and new commissions. In November 2020, Ensemble Dal Niente presented a complete program with music composed by Latin American artists, including the world premiere of Igor Santos’ confined. speak., commissioned by the McKim Fund at the Library of Congress. The year ended with the streaming of the 2017 Dover String Quartet performance and Kazem Abdula presenting a retrospective of the traditional annual Stradivari Concert at the Library of Congress.