Ensemble Variances in the United States

Two composer-performers, two continents, and one very exciting collaborative work of art. “Cri Selon Cri” (or, “Cry by Cry” in English) is the brainchild of France’s Thierry Pécou and the United States’ Lisa Bielawa — a work which brings together their compositions, performance, and, quite literally, their cries of pain. This tour, sponsored in part by the French government, demonstrates the power of music to bring people closer. Bielawa’s powerhouse vocals and Pécou’s piano playing will be backed by Ensemble Variances. The group–whose love of “combining different aesthetic and artistic styles” led them to this project–also consists of Anne Cartel, flute; Carjez Gerretsen, clarinet; Nicolas Prost, saxophone; Liana Gourdjia, violin; and David Louwerse, violoncello.

Quatuor Debussy to Tour the US with Opus, Circa

Fourteen acrobats from the dazzling Australian troupe Circa (under Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz) tumble and trustfall to the frenetic sounds of Shostakovich in this fusion of jaw-dropping physical feats and music. Against a rapidly shifting mise-en-scène, the acrobats manipulate and occasionally blindfold the members of France’s renowned Debussy String Quartet, as they perform three of the Russian composer’s quartets live on stage. Over the course of this delicate and savage thriller, Circa’s band of extreme acrobats and artists risk all in a devilish deal with anti-gravity, embodying the music’s tormented romanticism with precise abandon.

New Release and Videos from Mylène Farmer

The iconic French musician Mylène Farmer is about to release a new album, her 10th, featuring collaborations with world-famous artist Sting. Set to be released November 6th, the album 'Interstellaires' is coming out via Cherrytree/Interscope in the US.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet's Upcoming US Performances

One of today’s most sought-after soloists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities and dazzling technical prowess.

Ensemble Intercontemporain Touring the US in November

The Ensemble Intercontemporain will be on tour in the US from Nov. 3rd until Nov. 16th. The Ensemble is a contemporary music ensemble of 31 soloists, dedicated to the performance and promotion of music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Under the artistic direction of Matthias Pintscher they are united by a shared passion for new music. They accompany composers in the exploration of new musical realms, nourished by inventions (new performance and extended techniques, computer music, etc.) and encounters with other forms of artistic expression such as dance, theatre, video and visual arts.

Ibeyi Touring the US in the Fall

Ibeyi, the French-Cuban twin pop duo who has been mesmerizing audiences across North America since releasing their deut to XL Recordings earlier in the year (including NY performances at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Central Park SummerStage), will return for a fall tour. New York can catch the twins again on October 2nd at Webster Hall.

Stromae to Tour US, Announces Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, and Freedom Fry as Opening Acts

Since the release of his North American debut album “Racine Carrée,” international superstar Stromae has gone on to sell more than 3.5 million albums, performed for thousands of fans in stadiums across the globe, and for the first time in pop history, will be the first ever French language artist to have headlined the prestigious Madison Square Garden in New York City this fall, on his North American tour.

Brigitte to Release New Album, Tour the US in September

Brigitte, the French pop musical duo formed in 2008 by Sylvie Hoarau and Aurélie Saada will be touring North America in September. Their concert tour will include a September 18th show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, among other dates on both coasts and in between.

Celebrating the legacy of Rameau - an interview with Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette

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.

Classical Concert: Virgil Boutellis-Taft and Yoonie Han at the Embassy of France

Dec 2, 2015 | 7:30PM
Embassy of France
In 2010, he was awarded the First Prize “Solistische StreicherInnen” ISA International Competition and was invited to play at the Cultural Radio (ORF) in Vienna. His concerts as a soloist and chamber musician have led him through Europe and the United States. He has played with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra Emeritus of Israel, the Sinfonia Varsovia … Virgil plays the Domenico Montagnana” ex Régis Pasquier Venice in 1742.

Quatuor Thymos at the Kennedy Center and on Tour

Paris-based quartet Le Quatuor Thymosare set to return for a small tour in the United States in January 2016. For their Kennedy Center return, Thymos Quartet has chosen Schubert's "Rosamunde" quartet and beloved "Trout" quintet, and a quartet by Dejours. Music Director Christoph Eschenbach is at the keyboard, with Yann Dubost playing the double bass.