October 24 and 26, 2014
Embassy of France
French pianist Adam Laloum is the feature artist in the second edition of FUSION.
June 1 and 8, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
National Gallery of Art
As part of the 72nd Season of Concerts at the National Gallery of Art, the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France supports the concert by French harpist, Emmanuel Ceysson as well as the musical performance by the National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble. Both performances feature music by 19th century French composers.
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 promotion of young talent is at the forefront of the music programming by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France. Seeking to establish a device for the advancement of young musicians from France and the United States, American violinist Miranda Cuckson performed at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 24th, followed by a concert of the French guitar quartet from Paris, Quatuor Eclisses, at the Phillips Collection on Sunday, January 26th. Through this first musical weekend, Fusion was born.
Gaëlle Le Gallic, renowned music journalist and producer at France Musique for Radio France in Paris. Le Gallic traveled from Paris to accompany both the Cultural Service and the Phillips Collection in this new musical venture. Here is an interview with her.
After releasing 'Infinity' earlier this year, Yann Tiersen (prolific genre-bending musician and composer of the score to 'Amélie') is back with this music video and more tour dates.
Progressive metal band Gojira, who toured recently in the US with Mastodon, have just added more than 20 dates to their 2014 tour schedule for the fall, including two in the New York area.
The unique French electro/synth pop composer and DJ Anoraak returns to North America for a tour in October. Stops include a performance at Brooklyn's Escape Music Festival.
One of the most acclaimed musicians on the French electro scene, Rone return to the United States for a fall tour with Com Truise.
The group Slate calls, “rock ‘n’ roll rebels whose rebellion, for once, wasn’t just metaphorical,” Tinariwen launch a tour across the US in the fall.
After selling out three major venue dates in New York City, the Belgian electro pop sensation Stromae embarks on a fall tour of North America.
Electro pop star Yelle returns to the US for a busy fall tour season as she promotes the band's first album since 2011, 'Complètement Fou'.