June 16, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Embassy of France
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the first U.S. performance by French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau. Awarded at the prestigious Les Victoires de la Musique Classique as Best Solo Artist Revelation in 2015, Rondeau will offer a program to his audience in Washington, DC that features works by Scarlatti and Bach. This concert joins the spirit of the 34th annual Fête de la Musique under the 2015 theme Vivre ensemble la musique - Living Music Together.
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.
The indie pop group The Dø will be in the US in May and June, stopping in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom and notably at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee, among other dates.
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.
June 10-14, 2015
New York City // Several Locations
MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL will be from June 10-14, 2015 and will include the music of French composer Sivan Eldar who will premiere her composition 'Tarr' in the US on June 10th.
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.
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.