Billy Strayhorn Symposium

Sat May 30, 5pm
Presented by: Library of Congress
Tickets · Free with RSVP
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This three-day minifestival presents two remarkable concerts, lectures, a panel and film screenings: a unique offering curated from the riches of the Billy Strayhorn Collection—nearly 8,000 documents, including manuscripts, sketches, photographs and business papers. Come hear biographer David Hajdu speak about Strayhorn's life, and then hear expert Strayhorn scholars examine the composer’s career, from his earliest years in Pittsburgh through his 28-year collaboration with Duke Ellington.

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