The Tournées Festival is a program of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses.
This summer as part of the French Heritage Summer Camp, 19 high school students from the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn took part in the Forum Mondial de la Langue Française in Quebec.
On Friday, September 21st, Elliott Carter received the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. The Ambassador of France, François Delattre, presided over the ceremony and delivered the following speech.
French composers and artists are once again in the spotlight for the 2012-2013 season at the Metropolitan Opera. "Faust" by Charles Gounod will be conducted by Alain Altinoglu, while "Dialogues des Carmélites" by Francis Poulenc will be conducted by Louis Langrée.
On June 8, 2012, 18 children and their teachers from Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan, a public school in Washington D.C., visited the residence ofthe Ambassador of France to the United States.
On July 11, 2012, Antonin Baudry, the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, hosted the Friends of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques and 2010 Fields Medal recipient Cédric Villani. Over breakfast, Villani gave a presentation of his work to an enthusiastic audience. Mr. Baudry welcomed the guests with the following speech.
This spring, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in collaboration with Aperture Gallery, The Gallery at Hermès, and La Maison Française of New York University presented Delpire & Co., an exhibition featuring a half century of achievement in the life and career of Robert Delpire.
With the end of the school year just around the corner, the French Heritage Language Program carries on taking French-speaking outside the classroom!