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A combination of two formats, lecture and concert, the event features pieces that were composed or arranged between 1794 and 1830, including "battle music," popular marches, and a "musical painting" with recitation composed in the honor of General Lafayette. The pieces selected are placed in the context of the time in which they were created and first performed.

Performers/speakers: Damien-Gerard Mahiet, pianist and graduate student in music and government; Marie-Claire Vallois, associate professor of romance studies; Annette Richards, professor of music; and, Laurent Ferri, curator of the exhibition "Lafayette, Citizen of Two Worlds."

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