Les Comédiens Français Lecture
The theater group Les Comédiens Français was organized in 1934 to promote, foster, and perpetuate French language and culture in Louisiana. After presenting more than fifty years of stage productions in French, the group became inactive and established an annual lecture series on French culture, particularly the performing arts, at The Historic New Orleans Collection.
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Louisiana Musical Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
Featuring Peter Collins, Joseph Meyer, and Sarah Jane McMahon, with Alfred E. Lemmon
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 • 6:30 p.m.
Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street
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 the 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.