About Jamila Drecker-Waxman

Soprano Jamila Drecker-Waxman has distinguished herself for her rich tone and vibrant performances in operatic, concert, and recital settings. Jamila received a Master of Music from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee where she performed the roles of Susannah in Floyd’s Susannah (2022), Vitellia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (2021), and Governess in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (2020), and studied with Rebecca Folsom. Her other recent engagements include the role of Mimì in Puccini’s La bohéme at the Bay View Music Festival (2022), as well as the roles of Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (2021) and Noémie in Massanet’s Cendrillon (2021) at Opera in the Ozarks. While receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, Jamila performed the role of Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), and was featured as a soloist in The World, This Wall, and Me (Bussewitz-Quaram), Magnificat (Pärt), Art is Calling for Me (Herbert), Considering Matthew Shepard (Hella-Johnson), Messiah (Handel), and Laudate Dominum (Mozart). This summer, Jamila looks forward to performing the role of The House in Anna Chatterton’s The Rocking Horse Winner with Opera Maine.

About Brian Moll

Brian Moll is a vocal coach and instructor of French song repertory at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee as well as the chair of vocal and keyboard studies at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. He is also on the faculty of the New England Conservatory, where he is an instructor of the French art song. As a keyboardist, Moll has worked with Emmanuel Music, Boston Baroque, and the Handel and Haydn Society chorus and orchestra. He also served as assistant conductor and pianist for stage productions by the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera North, and Boston Midsummer Opera. He has appeared at the Strings in the Mountains Festival (Colorado) and at the New Hampshire Music Festival, and he has been on the summer faculty of the Lied Austria program (Graz, Austria). A graduate of Hamilton College, Moll earned further degrees from the Hochschule für Musik (Vienna, Austria) and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where he studied with Martin Katz. While in Vienna, he earned diplomas with distinction in piano and organ and also taught as a Fulbright teaching assistant. He has given recitals as a pianist and organist in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, and throughout the United States, and he has performed with singers Barbara Kilduff, Barbara Quintiliani, Sheri Greenawald, Wolfgang Brendel, Sir Thomas Allen, Kevin Deas, Yeghishe Manucharyan, Kelly Kaduce, Andrew Garland, Pamela Dellal, and Sara Heaton. Moll has appeared in such prestigious halls as Vienna's Mozartsaal, Austria's Haydnsaal at the Esterhazy Castle, Tokyo's Lilia Hall, and Boston's Jordan Hall.

Upcoming Events


Dancing Off The Page at the French Library

In-person French party in English and in French

Friday, October 6, 2023 7:00 PM To 9:30 PM

Looking for that perfect Friday night plan? Kick-off your weekend with our beloved Dancing Off the Page! Move to the beat while you enjoy live music, wine, and French delicatessen. Bring your crew or come alone to meet new friends and enjoy this one-of-a-kind "French" night! Let’s party en français !

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Thursday, September 21, 2023 4:30 PM To 5:30 PM

Join us in reading J'irai cracher sur vos tombes by Boris Vian. You will discover a scandalous book written in only 10 days!

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

French story time!

Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:30 AM To 12:00 PM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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