According to the foundations of musical harmony established in the Traité de l’harmonie, “the Ancients” based the rules of harmony on melody, instead of beginning with harmony. The author of this famous text – one on harmony which is now the basis of most 20th-century music textbooks – is Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764), a French composer of the late Baroque period who earned recognition through his complex operas and research in music theory.
An institution of the New York cultural landscape, Central Park SummerStage celebrated its 30th anniversary recently with a party at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harpist at the Opéra National de Paris for the past decade, has won the audition at the Metropolitan Opera for the seat left vacant by Deborah Hoffman who died in February 2014. He will start in September, performing one his favorite pieces: Tannhäuser by Wagner.
As part of the Metal Alliance tour, Svart Crown will perform throughout the United States in May and June, including 2 New York shows: at Gramercy Theater in NY and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.
The vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants is one of the most renowned and respected early music groups in the world. They will play several US dates in 2015, including a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York.
French slam artist, poet, writer, and film director Abd al Malik talks about his literary work and autobiographical feature film "Qu’Allah bénisse la France !"
Icons of a golden age in French rap, IAM is returning to North America for a major tour.
South By Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest festivals in the US for film, music and digital technology, will gather around 300,000 participants in Austin March 13- 22, 2015. French professionals will not be left out.
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PIAF! The Show Featuring Anne Carrere returns to New York at the Symphony Space on October 23, 2015. The show will also perform as select number of dates around North America.
Pierre Bensusan, a celebrated Franco-Algerian guitarist who plays jazz with a soothing lyrical bent and lush harmonic flow, will perform roughly 30 dates across the United States in February, March, April, and May 2015 as part of his 40th Anniversary Tour.
Magma, a legendary band who weaves unique guitar lines around songs of ancient and apocalyptic tales sung in an invented language, will tour North America in April.