"Les Six: Collective Traces," a Mendel Music Library exhibition opens Jan. 16

Posted: Wednesday, 8 January 2020 - 10:08am

Mendel Les Six exhibition poster

One hundred years ago, critic Henri Collet christened a group of young composers, “les six Français,” in his weekly newspaper column. Celebrating these artists—Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, and Germaine Tailleferre—whose modern sound changed the course of French musical history, this exhibition presents an opportunity to reconsider this group and their music.

The exhibition will be on display from Jan. 16 through May 29, 2020, in the Mendel Music Library in the Woolworth Center. It is open to the public and can be visited during library open hours.

The exhibition coincides with a musicology conference that includes a reception in the Woolworth Center on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. and a recital in Fine Hall's Taplin Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. 

For more information about Mendel's collections, please contact Darwin Scott, Mendel Music Librarian. 

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications