The twelfth Les Comédiens Français Lecture
“Hommage à Jean-Philippe Rameau”

The Historic New Orleans Collection, along with the international music community, is celebrating the life and music of Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) on the 250th anniversary of his death. One of the most celebrated composers of the French baroque period, Rameau incorporated the music and instruments of distant lands, including Louisiana, into his compositions.

The twelfth Les Comédiens Français Lecture
Hommage à Jean-Philippe Rameau
Thursday, November 20 • 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 email For more information, visit Reservations will be held until 6:20 p.m. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the public at that time.

Harpsichordist Paul Goussot, violinist Joseph Meyer, and cellist Daniel Lelchuk will bring Rameau’s music to life, while Howard Margot of THNOC will read accounts from an eighteenth-century periodical about Rameau and his music.

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 THNOC.

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