Center For the Arts 

Senior Recital: Rachel Rosenman (DATE AND TIME CHANGED)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 4:30pm
Romance Languages and Literatures Building, 300 High Street, Middletown
FREE!

A senior music recital by Rachel Rosenman, “The Music of Mel Bonis.” As a Catholic woman writing music in late nineteenth-century France, Mel Bonis faced unique challenges that influenced her compositions. Despite the difficulties she faced, Ms. Bonis produced over 300 compositions throughout multiple genres. After her death, much of her music was unfortunately forgotten until the late 1990s, when the composer’s descendants began serious efforts to research her life and work. Ms. Bonis’ music is still not well known, especially outside of her native France. As part of thesis work by Rachel Rosenman ’17 in Music and French Studies, this recital presents chamber music by Mel Bonis that showcases her music style, revealing unique works by a lesser-known woman composer.

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