11th Les Comédiens Français Lecture
The music division of France’s Bibliothèque nationale is a treasure trove for Louisiana’s musical history, boasting both rare printed scores and manuscripts by Louisiana composers who worked in France, such as Edmond Dédé, Ernest Guiraud, members of the Lambert family, Louis Varney and others.
Alfred E. Lemmon, director of THNOC’s Williams Research Center, will give a presentation on the collection followed by a performance of pieces from this amazingly rich repertoire by pianist Peter Collins, violinist Joseph Meyer and soprano Sarah Jane McMahon.
The theater group Les Comédiens Français was organized in 1934 to promote, foster and perpetuate the French language and culture in New Orleans. After presenting more than 50 years of stage productions, the organization disbanded and established the lecture series at The Collection.
Louisiana Musical Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 • 6:30 p.m.
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; for reservations, call (504) 523-4662 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org. Reservations will be held until 6:20 p.m. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the public at that time.