Musician Lizzo played several flutes during a tour of the US Library of Congress on September 26, the library said, the day before she played in concert a crystal flute made in 1813 for US President James Madison.
In video here, Lizzo is seen in the library’s flute vault, home to “the largest flute collection in the world,” according to Hayden. She also gives performances in the library’s main reading room and great hall. Credit: Library of Congress via Storyful
LIZZO: Thank you!
All right. I'm gonna just give you the--
- And they're going to show you everything.
- Oh my goodness.
- This is where all the flutes are. The US premiere of this piece happened in the Coolidge Auditorium--
- --across the street. And Rampal played it. And this is the flute that--
LIZZO: You scared me! I can play it? Or no?
- You can play it.
LIZZO: I hope my lipstick doesn't--
- Does it still work?
LIZZO: Right? That's what I wanna know.
- We'll see!
LIZZO: This was made a when? 15 what?
LIZZO: How do you play "Oochie Wally Wally on this?"