Children & Adult course registrations are now OPEN.

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 All group classes will remain entirely ONLINE. Please do not purchase the books with us if you cannot pick them up at our location in DC. 

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OPEN POSITION AT THE EMBASSY OF CANADA | TRADE POLICY OFFICER | APPLICATIONS OPEN UNTIL JUNE 28, 2022 23:59 UTC/GMT -5:00

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Selection Process Nº: 74709-67

Salary: 78,937.00 USD

Contract Type: Indeterminate (Full-time)

Term Details: This position is a Locally Engaged Staff position, subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in USA

Job Function: Officer

Classification: LE - O1

Location: the Embassy of Canada to the United States in Washington, DC

Number of Vacancies: 1

Closing date for application: 28 June, 2022 at 23:59 UTC/GMT -5:00

Summary of Duties:

As part of the Economic and Trade Policy team at the Embassy of Canada in Washington DC, the incumbent works at the forefront of Canada-U.S. trade relations to provide research, analysis, and reporting that informs decision-making on one of the world’s largest trade relationships. The incumbent also provides support functions for the Economic and Trade Policy team.

More information: 

Trade Policy Officer LE-O1 FR

Trade Policy Officer LE-O1 EN

Friday, July 15 | Bastille Day Celebration 2022 | by Comité Tricolore/ The Tricolore Committee 

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On Friday, July 15th, join the Comité Tricolore to experience the beautiful region "La Vendée"; where the Loire valley meets the Atlantic coastline.

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Enjoy a delicious selection of dishes curated by the best local chefs, participate in a silent auction filled with wonderful items and sip a glass of wine while listening to some fantastic live music.

  • Champagne Welcome and red carpet walk with selfie "step and repeat"
  • Multi-course Seated Dinner with wine pairing included.
  • Live entertainment until 10pm with Jazz band.
  • Piano Solo.
  • Dress Code: Festive Cocktail Attire.
  • Raffle tickets for great items
  • Silent Auction for amazing travel, sailing lessons, dinner cruise, beauty and fine dining

You will enjoy local specialty dishes prepared by DC's best chefs highlighting the Vendée Region, on-site sketch artist and live entertainment.

Bastille Day is the annual fundraiser for the Comité Tricolore. All proceeds from the evening will help sustain its charitable mission throughout the year. Sponsorship opportunities available – contact steveschieber@gmail.com

Check out their Online Auction with wonderful items, vacations and activities! They will be adding new items each week so be sure to bookmark and monitor your bidding.

  • Paste this link in your browser: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=341699774 

    #FilmsOnTheGreenDC | Free French Films in DC Parks | Screenings start at sunset!

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    Films on the Green DC 2022 is a free Summer Film Festival produced by the Villa Albertine in partnership with TV5MONDE.

    Free and open to the public | Bring your own chair or blanket and join us at sunset!

    Films on the Green DC is made possible thanks to the generous support of our official sponsor TV5MONDE.

    All the movies are in their original version and have subtitles in English.

    REGISTRATION

    June 16 | NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

    Nous, directed by Alice Diop (2020)

    In partnership with the National Gallery of Art

    June 23 | NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM

    Notre-Dame de Paris, directed by Jean Delannoy (1956)

    June 30 | HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS | Registration is mandatory

    House of Cardin, directed by P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes (2019)

    July 13 | NATIONAL ARBORETUM - MOVIE ON THE MEADOW

    Calamity, directed by Rémi Chayé (2021)

    Films on the Green DC is made possible thanks to the generous support of our official sponsor TV5MONDE.

Opera Lafayette Presents 2022 Season: The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered | Performances in New York and Washington DC

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In June, Opera Lafayette will perform their 2022 season, presenting three programs exploring one theme - The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered. This theme will be the first in a course of three years that Opera Lafayette will offer programming designed to highlight the relation of historical women in 18th century France to the musical life of their time. 

The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered will allow for an exploration of French music (performed with period instruments) from the 1760’s through 1780’s not only from the French perspective, but from the French colonies’ point of view, specifically those in the Americas including New Orleans, French Guinea, and Saint Domingue (modern Haiti). These colonies had an extraordinary musical life which involved the exchange of people and ideas from France to the Americas and back, and this artistic life, like so much else, was deeply affected by the wars and revolutions on both sides of the Atlantic in the second half of the 18th century. 

As always, the season will be presented in two cities - Washington, DC and New York City. New York City performances will be presented as part of a spring festival over the course of three days in June at El Museo del Barrio. Whereas the Washington, DC performances will occur in June at The Kennedy Center.

The season will consist of three programs, the centerpiece of which will be the modern premiere of Grétry's 1770 opera Silvain. Also presented will be a chamber concert (in New York only), The Musical Salon of Marie Antoinette, as well as a dramatically conceived concert with orchestra and six vocalists entitled Concert Spirituel aux Caraïbes. More about each production and when they will be presented in each city below. A Pre-Performance Discussion will take place an hour before each performance. 

About Opera Lafayette: the pre-eminent American interpreter and producer of period-instrument opera from the 17th through the 19th centuries and an international leader in this repertoire. Based on meticulous research and the creation of modern performing editions, the company’s compelling performances and recordings of rediscovered gems and historical masterpieces highlight the works’ original appeal and introduce a new generation to their contemporary relevance.

WHEN & WHERE

The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered, the theme of Opera Lafayette’s 2022 season, with three programs of French music from the 1760’s through 1780’s and a unique focus on its resonance in the Americas:

Silvain, a fully staged modern premiere of Grétry’s 1770 opera, much admired by Marie Antoinette, and the first opera performed in New Orleans (1796). 

  • Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3, 7:30  at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City

The Musical Salon of Marie Antoinette, a chamber concert featuring works by Gluck, Chevalier de Saint Georges, Hinner and others.

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 7:00 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City

Concert Spirituel aux Caraïbes (Spiritual Concert of the Caribbean) with music by Gossec, Dalayrac, Pergolesi, and others, with critical?eye?on the meaning of French music in Caribbean colonies. 

  • Thursday, June 12, 7:30 at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC
  • Thursday, June 9, 7:00 at El Museo del Barrio in New York City

Tickets: https://operalafayette.org/marie