October 25, 2015 | 4:00 p.m
The Phillips Collection
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with the Phillips Collection present the musical project Jasmin Toccata, fruit of an encounter between three talented artists, percussionist Keyvan Chemirani, harpsichordist Jean Rondeau and lutenist Thomas Dunford. The project brings together two musical worlds: Persian percussion and baroque instruments.
Oct 23-Nov 7, 2015
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.
One of today’s most sought-after soloists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities and dazzling technical prowess.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
Recently named ‘Artist of the Year’ in France and causing a sensation in the US and around the globe with appearances at the United Nations, on the Seth Myers show and an upcoming tour supportingMarina and the Diamonds, Christine and the Queens is back in full force with her new self-titled album via Because Music and Neon Gold. Featured on the album are also Perfume Genius and Tunji Ige. Christine will play three shows in New York City in November during a a major North American tour, the first of which, opening for Marina and the Diamonds at Terminal 5, are already sold out.
Terakaft (meaning “caravan” in Tamasheq) is a genuine desert rock band, sculpted by the pure searing air and the endless rolling sands of the Sahara. The stark, harsh conditions of the desert have permeated their wild riffs, and as a result they are the perfect embodiment of all that is wild and free in desert blues today. Terakaft was formed in 2001 with a line-up that included two former members of Tinariwen, and they have since made the electric guitar their own.
They will be touring the US in September, including performances in New York at Joe's Pub and at the Chicago World Music Festival.
The United Nations and partners will bring together humanitarian workers, media innovators, celebrity musicians and influencers on the eve of World Humanitarian Day (WHD) in the name of inspiring the world’s humanity using the power of social media. The event will be punctuated by storytelling and musical performances and place a spotlight on humanitarian crises around the world – with the ultimate goal of galvanizing a greater sense of global citizenship through this year’s groundbreaking #ShareHumanity digital campaign.