November 5, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
With 30 years of career, more than 14 million albums sold, many Victoires de la Musique won, around fifty movies, a nomination at the French ceremony Les Césars for Best Actor Performance, a Gold Swan for Best Actor at Cabourg’s
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 France's most important stars of the 90s, Patrick Bruel announces a US tour for October and November.
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.
Oct 23 - 26, 2014
World-acclaimed French jazz accordionist Richard Galliano will perform with his quintet in late October at the Jazz Standard in New York.
A monthly feature, the France Rocks Playlist in October features a spooky slew of songs from French-produced musicians, old and new.
November 2, 2014 | 4:00 p.m.
The Phillips Collection
The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France is delighted to announce that French pianist Jonas Vitaud will accompany Korean-born soprano Sumi Hwang for a concert at The Phillips Collection on
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.