The French Cultural Service office in Boston develops cultural and educational projects and initiatives. Under the direction of the French Ambassador to the United States and the Cultural Advisor in New York, its mandate is to promote and sustain high-spirited exchanges between the most promising French and American artists, writers, thinkers and educators in the jurisdiction: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Programs, projects or initiatives benefitting from the support of the Cultural Office, in conjunction with the Embassy of France in the United States are usually also supported by the non-profit partner FACE and Institut Francais.
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The SPCD (Stages Pédagogiques de Courte Durée) program of the French Embassy awards 40 grants each year to qualified primary and secondary school teachers of French. Congratulations to the 2014 winners for the Southeast!
Saturday, July 30 at 12 PM
Fort Adams State Park
Angélique Kidjo will be one of the talented artists performing at the 2016 edition of the festival. Angélique Kidjo is a Beninese-born American Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. She will be performing on Saturday, July 30 in Newport at 12 PM.
From August 3 to 7 at 8pm / Saturday 6 and Sunday 7: matinees at 2pm
Jacob's Pillow Dance @ The Ted Shawn Theatre
In their Pillow debut, this company of 12 outstanding men from Algeria and Burkina Faso will deliver a jaw-dropping performance in What the Day Owes to the Night, packed with backflips, head spins, and a transcending emotional intensity.
June 17 to September 3, 2016
Several French musicians will perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its summer home of Tanglewood, for one of the most anticipated classical music summer festivals.
May 14, 2016 to September 5, 2016
Peabody Essex Museum
Featuring sculptures and drawings, this thematic exhibition highlights the drama and experimentation that have established Rodin as one of the greatest sculptors of all time.Originally titled Metamorphoses: In Rodin's Studio, the exhibition is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Musée Rodin, Paris.
June 22 at 6:30pm, June 24 at 10pm and June 25 at 3pm
Geno's Rock Club
A true story about war and memory represented as a Greek tragedy for our time. One morning of February 1917, two soldiers, Redonnet's grand-father and his brother-in-law find themselves face-to-face at an intersection of front trenches. A complete surprise.
June 25th to September 25th
Theater of Monmouth
The Theater at Monmouth devotes its entire summer season to French! Vive la France, its 47th season, features classical plays like Edmond Rostand's Cyrano and Pierre Beaumarchais's The Barber of Seville, but also Boeing Boeing, Marc Camoletti's 1960 vaudeville about a swinging bachelor engaged to three stewardesses who happen to be in town simultaneously, and family-friendly Puss in Boots, an adaptation of Charles Perrault's popular tale.
Teachers and administrators of K-12 public schools, school districts, and state agencies across the United States are invited to apply for $1,000 to $10,000 grants to support the development of French dual language and immersion programs
Sunday, May 8th at 4:30 pm and Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30 pm
West Newton Cinema and MFA
Featured in the National Center for Jewish Film festival, it will be the Massachusetts Premiere of Christian Faure's 2015 movie about Simone Veil’s intrepid fight to legalize abortion in France in 1974. The movie stars César Award-winning actress Emmanuelle Devos (Coco Before Chanel) who delivers a smoldering performance in the lead role. The welcome speech will be delivered by the Consul General of France in Boston Valéry Freland and the Q&A will be conducted by NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Leader.
Friday, April 29 at 8pm
Church of the Good Shepherd
Join vocal ensemble Blue Heron for an evening of songs about Hope (Esperance), the allegorical character from the world of the Romance of the Rose who sustains a courtly lover through the thousand pains of lovesickness, enables him to perservere, and teaches him to find delight in his suffering. The program presents a complex of 14th-century songs which draw from each other's words and music, including En amer a douce vie, which is sung by Esperance in Machaut's Remede de Fortune.
April 16 at 8pm and April 17 at 7pm
Pickman Hall at Longy School of Music of Bard College
The Night's Tale is an enchanting narrative of combat and courtship in medieval France, staged and directed by French-born soprano Anne Azéma. Boston Camerata’s musicians are joined by gifted young professionals from the Longy School of Music of Bard College in an intense, musical evocation of longing and fulfillment.