Embassy of France - Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events - Spring/Summer 2011
Le Studio Wine 101: Le Beaujolais - Château des Jacques
THUR, APR 21 AT 7:00PM

One of the finest selections of the Beaujolais vineyards, from the renowned estate Chateau des Jacques owned by Maison Louis Jadot and managed by Guillaume de Castelnau. This session's special guest will be Pauline de Castelnau, from "Back to Beaujolais."

Violinist David Grimal
THUR, APR 28 AT 7:30PM

Equipped with a 1710 "Roederer" Stradivarius, violinist David Grimal — a protégé of the legendary Isaac Stern, Shlomo Mintz, and Phillip Hirshhorn — is critically acclaimed for both his artistic integrity and purity of technique.

Ensemble A Venti
FRI, MAY 6 AT 7:30PM

The members of A Venti ensemble share a passion for reviving eighteenth and nineteenth century wind répertoire. They are known for their artistic vision and strong stage presence and their work is based on the latest musical research. Discover A Venti's charm, beautiful instrumentation and strength of interpretation, in this program at La Maison Francaise entitled "Around the Pianoforte."

Ibrahim Maalouf, quarter-tone trumpet
MON, MAY 9 AT 7:30PM

Winner of a multitude of international trumpet competitions and awards, Ibrahim Maalouf deftly blends a classically trained background with an improvisational jazz spirit to create an extremely rich and rewarding musical palette.

Le Studio Wine 101: Chablis - Domaine Long-Depaquit
WED, MAY 11 AT 7:00PM

A rare and fantastic range of Chablis Villages, Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines from one of the oldest estates in Chablis with certified sommelier Guillaume Suss.

Fête de la Musique at the Embassy of France
SAT, JUNE 18 AT 4:00PM

Each year on the summer solstice, the French gather in the streets to celebrate the change of seasons with La Fête de la Musique — a dynamic tapestry of music and dancing to the sound of both amateur and professional musicians. For the ninth consecutive year, La Maison Française will recapture this lively atmosphere in its gardens. More than 50 bands and street performers are expected to attend, creating a spectrum of local artistic talent for your enjoyment.

Le Studio Wine 101: Emblematic Pinot Noir - Maison Faiveley
THUR, JUN 23 AT 7:00PM

From the simple Villages wine to the most famous Grand Cru: an amazing journey in Burgundy through an historic estate. This session's special guest will be author and critic James K. Finkel.

Le Studio Wine 101: Summer Tasting and Blind Tasting event!
WED, JUL 13 AT 7:00PM

Test your newly acquired knowledge from the previous sessions and enter for a chance to win a trip to Paris...The ultimate challenge for wine connoisseurs and fun for all! Plus, enjoy a summer tasting to finish the year! This session's special guest will be wine teacher Vincent Morin.

Bastille Day at the Embassy of France
SAT, JULY 16 AT 7:00PM

La Maison Française and the Comité Tricolore host a special Bastille Day fundraiser at the Embassy of France on Saturday, July 16 from 7 p.m. to 12midnight. Chefs from the most prestigious restaurants will be in attendance to offer you a buffet of mouth-watering creations while you enjoy live performances, cocktails from the open bar and a luxury-item silent auction!
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