photo of Les Comédiens Français Lecture featuring Jaren Atherholt, Daniel Lelchuk, Joseph Meyer, and Pierre Queval with Howard MargotThe theater group Les Comédiens Français was organized in 1934 to promote, foster, and perpetuate French language and culture in Louisiana. After presenting stage productions in French for more than 50 years, the group became inactive and established an annual lecture series on French culture, particularly the performing arts, at The Historic New Orleans Collection.

Because the endowment for the annual lecture series does not cover all the costs associated with this event, your financial support is greatly appreciated. Should you like more information about helping to continue this unique lecture series, please call The Collection’s development office at (504) 598-7109. All inquiries are held in strictest confidence and without obligation. Thank you for your support.


The sixteenth Les Comédiens Français Lecture
“Soirée Musicale in 18th-Century New Orleans”

Join THNOC for an evening of 18th-century French harpsichord music performed by Davide Mariano, St. Louis Cathedral’s young-artist-in-residence. The evening’s featured selections will be based on the papers of Jean-Charles de Pradel, an early resident of New Orleans.

March 13, 2018
6–7:30 p.m.
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street

Admission: $15 for the general public, $5 for THNOC members, and free for members of THNOC’s Caillot Circle, Jackson Society, Laussat Society, and Bienville Circle.