Claudia Stevens PerformanceSaturday, March 27, 2010 - 8:30pm
"An Evening with Madame F"
Department of Music, College of William & Mary
Created by Claudia Stevens for her performance as pianist, singer and actor, the piece draws on first-hand accounts to depict and mirror the struggle of women - and in particular the French cabaret artist Fania Fenelon - who survived Auschwitz as musicians. Stevens performs, and the musical score incorporates, music that was played and sung by concentration camp inmates. And, as a daughter of Holocaust survivors, she also meditates - in the performance and in remarks afterwards - on the dilemma of using the Holocaust for artistic purposes.
Place: School of Music Recital Hall
[Sponsored by History, Jewish Studies, Theatre & Dance, Women's & Gender Studies, and the School of Music]