Cultural Encounters: Friday Night Soirées at the de Young presents with the Alliance Française presents Fete de la Musique

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Friday, June 18

Friday Soirées with the Alliance Française celebrates Fête de la Musique in partnership with the French American Cultural Society

Friday Soirées with the Alliance Française celebrates Fête de la Musique, with live music by troubadour Eric John Kaiser on his “Pardon My French Tour 2010,” a special lecture on Fête de la Musique by Dr. Alexandra Amati-Camperi, the International School of the Peninsula Children’s Choir, and a strolling accordion player just like those you might see on the streets of Paris. Join Mademoiselle Kim each week for a hands-on art project for all ages!

6:30–8:30 p.m. Live French music by troubadour Eric Kaiser

6:00-7:00 and 7:15 p.m. International School of the Peninsula Children’s Choir

6:00 p.m. Strolling accordion player Richard Kuhns- Richard Kuhns will be sharing a collection of musettes, music of Piaf/Jacques Brel, favorite standards, and Jazz Manouche

7:00-7:30 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Alexandra Amati-Camperi on Fête de la Musique

6:30–8:30 p.m. Hands-on art making for everyone with Art Diva Kim Erickson: 

Make  found object musical instruments inspired by street musicians of 19th Century Paris

7:00 p.m. Docents in the galleries to answer questions about Birth of Impressionism:  Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay


Alliance FrancaiseThe French American Cultural Society

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Programs are free. Museum admission is always free to members; regular admission fees apply for non-members to visit the galleries.
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Nicole Schach