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FACE Awards Twelve Contemporary Music Fund Grants

In 2016/2017, the FACE Contemporary Music Fund will support a great deal of ambitious, high-quality contemporary music projects. Twelve were selected through a competitive process and each received up to $14,000 in funding, with total grants to all projects amounting to $100,000.
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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.
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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.
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French Grammy Awards Nominees 2017

The Recording Academy has just released its list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards Ceremony, to be held next February in Los Angeles. The 2017 is, once again, very strong with nominations of French artists and labels, notably with Jean-Michel Jarre nominated in an electro category, Gojira nominated in two rock categories, and a legion of nominations for the label Harmonia Mundi and its imprints.
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New Release from Piers Faccini; Touring Early 2017

Singer-songwriter Piers Faccini recently released his latest album ‘I Dreamed an Island’ via Six Degrees Records and announced several concert dates in North America for early 2017, including Winter Jazz Fest in New York in January and Washington DC’s Sixth & I Synagogue venue on January 14th.
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New Yann Tiersen Release and Contest

Following the release of EUSA, a brand new album of piano compositions recorded live at Abbey Road, Yann Tiersen is launching a competition to find the best and most interesting interpretations of tracks from the album.
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Marie-Jo Thério in Concert

Jan 19, 2017 | 7PM
Lycée Français de New York (LFNY)
Lycée Français de New York presents music from Quebec with this concert of Marie-Jo Thério in January 2017.
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Django Reinhardt NY Festival in November

Going stronger than ever The Django Reinhardt NY Festival and The Allstars have taken the US by storm. They are headed again to NY from Paris, landing at Birdland, their official home, where it all started in 2000, with an ‘idea’ inspired by Producers Ettore Stratta and Pat Philips due to their work with famed Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli, Django’s partner, back in the 30’s and 40’s.
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Her Announces US Tour, Baby's All Right Show

Critically buzzing French alternative pop duo HER will embark on a North American headline tour this fall.
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Pianist Simon Ghraichy at Brooklyn Music School

In October 2016, French pianist Simon Ghraichy, led an energetic program of workshops and master classes at the Brooklyn Music School in Fort Greene, before returning at the Carnegie Hall with a unique recital celebrating his Mexican origins, My Hispanic Heritage.
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French-American Jazz Exchange Grantees Announced

FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation have just announced the 2016-2017 French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program grantees. The program is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from both countries through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, musical concepts, and professional relationships.