Events

The Together Again, Tenth Year Reunion Concert was outstanding.  The CVPA Recital Hall was filled to capacity.  The audience thoroughly enjoyed the lyrical voices of Lucie Therrien and Josée Vachon as they sang separately and together old standards of their French Canadian heritage as well as their own original compositions.  Each singer asked the audience to sing along with them and many did.  The concert also included Christmas melodies as well as New Years songs.  All who attended thoroughly enjoyed these two stellar performers.  Many including the singers themselves hoped that it would not take another 10 years before they return to the Boivin Center.

Two programs are being planned for the spring semester.  The first will feature the Consul-General of France, Valery Freland who will speak in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library on Monday, March 28th at 4 PM.  The topic of his lecture will be the role of the French consulate.  The program is free and open to the public.  A light reception will be served.  Parking will be in lot 13.

The second program will be held on April 8th at 4 PM in the Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library.  The speaker will be François Furstenberg,  an 18th and 19th century American historian who will speak about his book, When the United States Spoke French:  Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation.  This program is also free and open to the public.  A light reception will be served.  Parking is available in lot 13.

For further information on both programs, please contact Maria Sanguinetti at msanguinetti@umassd.edu or by calling 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
  • 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

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