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Kendra Leonard will speak at Library of Congress Lecture Series

Kendra Preston Leonard (BM ’95, Cello), the Fall 2013 American Musicological Society-Library of Congress Lecture Series speaker, will present a lecture, “Myth and Meaning in Louise Talma’s First Period Works,” September 24, 2013 at 12 pm in the Library of Congress’s Coolidge Auditorium. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will also include the public premieres of two of Talma’s early songs by soprano Elizabeth Johnston Overmann and pianist Dave Foley.  Leonard, a musicologist whose work focuses in part on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, is currently completing a book on Talma (c.1906-1996), a prominent American composer active during the twentieth century, for Ashgate Publishing.   Visit the American Musicological Society website for a full abstract of Leonard’s talk and more information about the Lecture Series.leonard

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