April 2017 | Los Angeles The FACE Foundation, which awards generous grants to franco-american collaborations, selected Monday Evening Concerts to receive a FACE grant for 2016! They are bringing French composer Georges Aperghis to America for an exclusive performance this spring. This is an event you won't want to miss!
This month, all the tastes are represented in French cinema: whether you want to see the Dheepan, winner of the Palme d’Or 2015, or Fatima, the true story of a poet and a single mother, whether you are curious about the new Olivier Assayas movie starring Kristen Stewart, or you want to discover a film about famous French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline in attendance with director Emmanuel Bourdieu, there are plenty of opportunities to see French films in New England!
On April 24, 2017, Monday Evening Concerts presents the return of the Talea Ensemble in the West Coast premiere of Georges Aperghis' Happy End for chamber orchestra, electronics, animated video and prerecorded voices.
Set on the front, in the trenches and under fire, or behind the front line, through female letters and through the memories of the elders or the collective memory, discover fascinating, sensitive and touching short films by experienced directors, who revisit that catastrophe with a contemporary perspective. With different techniques such as 3D animation, drawing, paper cut-outs, painting or plasticine, the directors invite us in their imaginary world and show once again the richness and the energy of the animated creations of today.
Ensemble Itinéraire & Ensemble ICE presents Spectral Streams, a program featuring recent pieces from Gérard Grisey, Philippe Leroux, Gérard Grisey, Ashley Fure and a new commission from Christopher Trapani.
As journalism struggles to respond to social media’s proliferating role, fresh social scientific and philosophical perspectives are required to comprehend news in relationship to the pursuit of truth. Experts will examine the current situation and consider likely future trajectories. Speakers include Bruno Patino, Arte's Editorial Manager and director of the Sciences Po Journalism School, and Dominique Cardon, a sociologist and Professor at Sciences Po and at MIT Medialab.
This Tuesday, Gigi Mitchell-Velasco will be playing the second of two organ recitals in complete fulfillment of the degree of Master of Music in Organ Performance, 2017, Boston University College of Fine Arts. Featured are works by French organ composers César Franck, Gabriel Pierné, Louis Vierne, and Henri Mulet, as well as organ transcriptions of two works by Claude Debussy.
How Should We Live? explores the complex collaborations, materials, and processes that have shaped the modernist interior, with a focus on specific environments—domestic interiors, re-created exhibition displays, and retail spaces—from the 1920s to the 1950s.
April 14 - 23, 2017 | Indio. French artists at Coachella? Hooray ! This year's Californian music extravaganza will be its usual, amazingly spectacular self with promising performances by world-known musicians such as Radiohead or Kendrick Lamar. However, the stage will also be making room for French musicians including Justice, Brodinksi and PNL.
March 23 - April 23, 2017 | Los Angeles. With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, Simon Leung, Sébastien Pluot and Dean Inkster present an exhibition dedicated to Michael Asher and Christopher D'Arcangelo, You May Add or Substract From the Work at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.