Renowned Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is returning to the US for summer and fall tour that includes, notably, a free concert at BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 16th.
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.
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.
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.
Prolific French soundtrack composer Alexandre Desplat has done something rare - he competes against himself in 2015 at the Oscars for best film score.
French Touch pioneer Étienne de Crécy is back with his first album in ten years and a North American tour to promote it.