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Betsy Jolas and Vivian Perlis: A Conversation


Wednesday April 17, 4:00 pm
Sudler Recital Hall, 100 Wall St., New Haven
Reception to Follow

The program will feature an interview with eminent French/American composer Betsy Jolas by Vivian Perlis, Founder and Director Emeritus of the Oral History of American Music (OHAM) collection. Amidst the conversation, excerpts from several Jolas works will be presented by Yale musicians including Anne Rhodes, Soprano; Ginevra Petrucci, Flute; and Brian Parks, Piano. The Gilmore Music Library recently acquired the gift of Ms. Jolas' archive and OHAM also holds recordings of previous interviews with her. The Beinecke Library holds the archives of Ms. Jolas's father, Eugene Jolas, a prominent literary figure of the 20th century. The program is co-sponsored by OHAM, the Irving S. Gilmore Music Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The talk and the reception are free and open to the public.