QUOI DE NEUF AROUND DC

CONCERT WITH FRANCO-LEBANESE TRUMPETER IBRAHIM MAALOUF

Sunday, October 2 at 8:00 PM | Union Stage in Washington, DC 

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With 15 albums, and numerous collaborations with music stars such as Sting, Quincy Jones, Amadou and Mariam, Matthieu Chedid, Ibrahim Maalouf has established himself as a leading instrumentalist who's helped democratize jazz. His work has also been rewarded with two Victoires du jazz, two Victoires de la Musique, and a César for best original score for the film "In the forests of Siberia" in 2017.

Biden at Midterm: Discussion with French Journalist and Author Sonia Dridi

Sat, Oct 15, 11:00 AM Bonjour Books DC | Kensington, MD

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Présentation en français.The presentation will be in French. Audience participation is welcome in both French and English.

Books will be available for purchase and signing by the author at the event.

This event will take place outdoors in the courtyard behind the bookstore.

This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP via Eventbrite is encouraged.

PARIS AT MIDNIGHT: JAZZ AND SURREALISM IN THE 1920S

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 7:30pm | Terrace Theater | The Kennedy Center | 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC

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Paris in the 1920s was a place of great artistic conflict and excitement. While some like Igor Stravinsky and Pablo Picasso embraced Neo-Classicism and a "return to order" in the aftermath of the Great War, others launched bold new experiments. Under the leadership of André Breton, Surrealism sought to shock the bourgeoisie, while a passion for African and African American art and culture, from jazz to art to dance, galvanized the city, personified above all by Josephine Baker. Join PCE for a screening of the classic Surrealist film Entr’acte (René Clair, 1924) with the original score by Erik Satie performed live. The program also includes film footage of Baker dancing and a tribute to jazz great Sidney Bechet. It culminates with Maurice Ravel's partly-jazz-inspired Piano Concerto in G featuring soloist Drew Petersen, winner of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 American Pianists Award. Presented in collaboration with Harry Cooper, senior curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art.

More information and tickets: postclassicalensemble.webflow.io/shows/paris-at-midnight

Opera Lafayette Presents Their 2022/23 Season: The Era of Madame de Pompadour

December 2022, February 2023, and May 2023 | The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre

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Opera Lafayette is proud to announce its 2022/23 season presenting three programs exploring one theme - The Era of Madame de Pompadour. This theme is the second 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 season will consist of three programs detailed below the break. 

In a series of performances, talks, and publications, The Era of Madame de Pompadour will explore Marquise's extraordinary life, her political career, her artistic talents, and her legendary cultural influence, which can still be felt today.

As always, the season will be presented in two cities - Washington, DC, and New York City. The Washington, DC performances will occur in December 2022, February 2023, and May 2023 at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre.

A Pre-Performance Discussion will take place an hour before each performance. Accompanying each of these programs are both in-person and online seminars, to be announced, along with our popular Opera Starts with Oh!, a series of educational lessons created by Opera Lafayette to introduce young audiences to the magic of opera. 

Both subscription and single tickets are on sale now at www.operalafayette.org or by calling (202) 546-9332 (DC) or (212) 634-9388 (NYC) box offices.