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April 21-23, 2017.  CALIFORNIA BACH SOCIETY performs A CHARPENTIER SHOWCASE.  Although he labored within the shadow of the influential Jean-Baptiste Lully, Marc-Antoine Charpentier had a long and successful career as a composer, working first for the devout widow-patroness Madame de Guise and, later as maître de musique at the Chapelle Royale. To give audiences a full taste of Charpentier’s music, we are performing the fascinating Litanie de la Vierge, composed for use in the personal chapel of Madame de Guise, and Missa Assumpta est Maria, a remarkable late work of sublime beauty. Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 8pm in San Francisco–St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St;  Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 8pm in Palo Alto–All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St; Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 4pm in Berkeley–St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Ave for detai


April 7-9, 2017.  HALLIFAX & JEFFREY, with Marie Dalby Szuts, Josh Lee & John Lenti, present BIG, BEAUTIFUL AND FRENCH:  MUSIC FOR SEVERAL VIOLS AND CONTINUO.  From  Louis Couperin to Jean-Baptiste Forqueray and Michel Corette , the French composers we know and love also wrote rarely-heard music for a large ensemble of viols with continuo.  This is true chamber music, yet written on a larger scale than the familiar pieces de viole or pieces de violon.  At times the texture approaches the orchestral, yet the music retains the intimacy that is the hallmark of the viol and the lute.  The famous 4-part masterpieces CORETTE’s Le Phenix and COUPERIN’s La Sultane are cornerstones of this program, which also includes stunning contributions from FORQUERAY, MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER, and JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU. HALLIFAX & JEFFREY: Peter Hallifax, Julie Jeffrey, violas da gamba; with guest artists Josh Lee and Marie Dalby Szuts, violas da gamba; John Lenti, theorboFRIDAY, APRIL 7, 8:00PM, First Presbyterian Church 1140 Cowper Street at Lincoln, Palo AltoSATURDAY, APRIL 8, 7:30PM, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave at Garber, Berkeley.   SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 4:00PM, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell at Gough, San Francisco. or for details.

March 30, 2017. OPEN HOUSE Alliance Française de la Silicon Valley.

March 30, 2017. OPEN HOUSE AT THE MENLO PARK CENTER.  Meet our teachers and say bonjour!  Refreshments and snacks will be provided. 7pm-8:30pm.  Alliance Française de la Silicon Valley. for details.

Soiree sympa Vendredi 17 Mars

Soiree gratuite  vendredi 17 Mars a la Boheme pour St Patrick de 9h30pm a 1h30pm


Ils vont faire une soiree par mois, la premiere etait vraiment sympa avec de la musique francaise et du monde entier, on a pu danser, c’etait rigolo. L’entrée est gratuite, chacun paye pour ses consommations. Ambiance Europeenne garantie. Il faut faire like sur leur page FB pour etre au courant des futures soirees.

Je voulais partager l’information, on va etre tout un groupe de francais a y aller, on avait passe une super moment la derniere fois.




Vendredi 17 Mars Soirée de la Saint Patrick a la Boheme

 Soirée de la Saint Patrick a la Boheme
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Stephanie Perrault       

News & Special Offer from Roberto Miller, Director of Mandorla

Mandorla, our film and passion for the last 5+ years, will be available
March 20 worldwide
on popular digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Microsoft, and our own platforms on VHX and Vimeo.
OFFER: if you pre-order now with iTunes, VHX or Vimeo, just send an email back to me or to saying « Done! » and we will send you a link and code to download a beautiful song from the film and our coming soundtrack, Helios by our renown composer and supportive friend, Robert Rich.
This summer Mandorla will be available on Gaia, which is becoming the Netflix of spiritual and consciousness minded audiences.
If you have not seen the film yet I encourage you to pre-order now or see it the week of March 20, as this will encourage the platforms to elevate its visibility so others can see it too.
Making Mandorla turned my life inside out, and did the same for others in my life too.
Today, I can tell you it was absolutely for the best for all. Not only because I realized the dream of making this film, but to see it inspire others to realize their own dreams too.
Onward!                                                     Facebook
Stay tuned for our next screening. If you have missed it at Cinequest, Sweet Girls by Swiss Director Jean-Paul Cardinaux is coming EXCLUSIVELY at Le French Film Club in April.


June 16-25, 2017.  16TH SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL. for details


On-going. AUGUSTE RODIN COLLECTION. Bronze sculptures, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Lomita Dr. & Museum Way, Stanford University, Palo Alto. 650.723.4177 or for details.


Through May 29, 2017.  MONET:  THE EARLY YEARSMonet: The Early Years will be the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (French, 1840–1926) career. Through approximately sixty paintings, the exhibition demonstrates the radical invention that marked the artist’s development during the formative years of 1858 to 1872. In this period the young painter developed his unique visual language and technique, creating striking works that manifested his interest in painting textures and the interplay of light upon surfaces.  This exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Monet’s mastery before Impressionism, and includes paintings that are profoundly daring and surprising. Depictions of moments both large and small, with friends and loved ones, in the solitude of forests and fields and in the quiet scenes of everyday, offer new revelations about an artist that many consider to be ubiquitous.  With a selection of works gathered from some of the most important international collections – the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and other public and private collections worldwide – Monet: The Early Years authoritatively demonstrates the artist’s early command of many genres, not only the landscapes for which he has become so renowned but also still lifes, portraits and genre scenes. Palace of the Legion of Honor, 34th & Clement, SF.