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Annie Royer and Les Garçons Musettes wowed the audience with their incredible talent.  Performing French classics such as La vie en rose, Champs-Elysée, Padam, Padam, a Maurice Chevalier medley and Cole Porter classics had the audience tapping their toes and singing along with Annie.  Les Garçons Musettes outdid themselves with solos on the piano with Ferdinado Argenti, on the accordian with Corey Pesaturo, on the drums with Fabio Pirozzolo and on the bass with Mike Rivard.  The final Christmas medley included popular Christmas music in both French and English such as Mon beau sapin, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Petit Papa Noel, I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas and Jingle Bells place us in the holiday spirit. What a memorable Sunday afternoon concert!

Thank you to the Claire T. Carney Library Associates for co-sponsoring this event with us.

Please mark your calendar for our next event on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 4 PM when historian Alan Hoffman will present a slide presentation based on his translation of Lafayette in America.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year. 

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année

For futher information, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at msanguinetti@umassd.edu or at 508-991-5096


Past events

Illustrious individuals who have honored the Boivin Center with their presence

  • 1986: Alice Parizeau, Lucie Therrien
  • 1988: Jean-François Somain
  • 1989: Roch Carrier, Roger Violette, Omer Boivin, Lois Pines
  • 1991: Pierre Capretz, Dr.Gaëtan Brulotte
  • 1992: Brian Thompson, Gérard Le Tendre, Jacques Borel
  • 1993: Naïm Kattan
  • 1994: Alice Dawn, Albert Coté, Maxime LeForestier, Serge Kerval, Richard Wilbur, Peter Sandler
  • 1996: Dr. Madamou Soumaré, Normand Demers, Jacques Parizeau
  • 1997: Frederick Wiseman, Annie Royer, Patrick Noe, Misha DeFonseca
  • 1999: Nicole Brossard, Helene Dorion, Francine du Plessix Gray
  • 2000: Julia Child
  • 2001: Pierre de Boisdeffre, Stephane Chemlewsky, Frédéric Martel, Lisa Gossels
  • 2002: Anne-Christine Rice, Le Grand Dérangement, Marie-Claire Blais, Senator Paul Simon
  • 2003: Prof. William Carter, Marcel Marceau, Polly Platt, Maia Weschler
  • 2004: Prof. John Rassias, Prof. Adam Braver, Véronique Mistycki, Timothy Mooney
  • 2005: Prof. Emmanuel Dongala, David Plante, Lucie Therrien, Josée Vachon
  • 2006: Prof. Patrick Henry, Richard Hétu
  • 2007: Claudia Hommel, Bob Moreen, Jean-Claude Baker
  • 2008: Sophie Freud, Frédérique Hébrard, Louis Velle
  • 2009: Florence Delay, John De Mado
  • 2010: David Slavitt, Ruth Hartz, Margo Moore
  • 2011: Linda Urbach
  • 2012: Joan Nathan, French Cajun Celebration
  • 2013: Charles Rearick, Sophie Michaux and Artem Belogurov
  • 2014: Kathleen Turner, Guila Clara Kessous, Dr. Jeremiah J. Lowney Jr., Dr. Laura Morelli, Eric Vincent
  • 2015: Jacques Pépin, Sarah Lew Miller, Joyce Lazarus, Mo Willems, Kate Betts, Lucie Therrien and Josée Vachon
  • 2016: Valéry Freland, François Furstenberg, Pierre Thiam, Annie Royer, Les Garçons Musettes

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