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.
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.
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Fête de la Musique 2017

June 21, 2017 | 5 pm - 10 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
This year SummerStage, as part of FranceRocks Summerfest 2017, welcomes Wax Tailor, Her, Ayo and Ala.Ni to celebrate the French "Fête de la Musique" on June 21. It is an evening of French contemporary talent and genres ranging from hip-hop to soul and pop.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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CharlElie Couture to Perform in California

CharlElie Couture has not only made a name for himself as a talented singer/songwriter, he has also established an excellent reputation as a painter, photographer and producer. He will be joined by Karim Attoumane (guitar) and Blake Miller (accordion, banjo and violin) to perform new songs as well as his classic hits in a set of two-night engagements in Los Angeles at the Raymond Kabbaz Theatre on March 24th and 25th and the 26th and 27th at the Lycée Français de San Francisco.
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Paris Combo on Tour

Paris Combo will perform across North America in February, beginning on the 11th in Arizona and continuing through the 25th near Boston. Along the way, the group will stop through City Winery venues in Chicago and New York (the 19th and 21st respectively), among other dates.
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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).
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Franck Vigroux in Collaboration with Antoine Schmitt and Kurt D'Haeseleer

Tempest is a live audio and video performance by Franck Vigroux in collaboration with Antoine Schmitt. Just after the big bang, the universe was completely shapeless, filled with matter and energy, but irregularities were born, which became atoms, suns and planets…Within the primitive soup on Earth, indistinct molecules started to group as bacterias, to become life, animals, humans…Tempest recreates the sound and fury of these original maelstroms within which it searches for the origin of form, it looks for other forms. As an audio and visual performance, Tempest associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt, to create a real system-universes of pure chaos, that can be seen in the movements of millions of particles and can be heard through the roaring of air. By manipulating the internal forces of this chaos, the performers give birth to audio and visual shapes that develop in time, with more or less stability, more or less evidence.