events

Opera Lafayette presents: Une Éducation Manquée

February 2 & 3, 2016 | 7:00 pm
The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Opera Lafayette, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, presents Emmanuel Chabrier’s opera Une Éducation Manquée (An Incomplete Education) with libretto by Eugène Letterier and Albert Vanloo at The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.
interview

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.
events

Oliver Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife

Sept 20-23, 2017
Brooklyn Academy of Music
From September 20-23, the alter-ego of French artist Oliver Py performs an evening of original avant-cabaret, featuring a different surprise New York guest each night.
events

French concerts USA - August 2017

August 2017
Various locations
French artists touring in the U.S. this August.
news

Seven Plays of Koffi Kwahulé: In and Out of Africa

The first English translations of the surreal and violent work of one of Francophone Africa’s most accomplished living playwrights, Koffi Kwahulé.
events

Palais de Tokyo | Hors les Murs | EXPO CHICAGO

September 13-17, 2017
DuSable Museum of African American History
The first U.S. satellite exhibition of Palais de Tokyo, as part of their broader worldwide Hors les Murs initiative, will open in Chicago as the kick-off for the sixth edition of EXPO CHICAGO (September 13-17, 2017).
events

Piaf! The Show Performing by Anne Carrere | U.S. tour

October 4-20, 2017
Various Locations
«Piaf ! The Show» - a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse EDITH PIAF – returns in a extended North America tour October 2017 and April 2018.
news

Jeff Mills decorated as an Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters in Paris

Techno music pioneer Jeff Mills was decorated as an Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters at a private ceremony in Paris on April 28, 2017.
news

French Waves on Pitchfork

French Waves has made the history of French electronic music come alive through its documentary, web series, international tour, and immersive website.
news

Emel Mathlouthi Announces Tour

Tunisian protest artist, Emel Mathlouthi, creates expansive electronic music paired with traditional Tunisian instruments and rhythms. On the heels of her new release, Ensen, she will tour Europe in April and the US in May.
news

Démos: Philharmonie de Paris enlarges access to culture

Launched in 2010 by the Philharmonie of Paris, DEMOS is an initiative aiming to give access to musical and orchestral education to children coming from rural and low-income communities.