Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List December 1 - December 9, 2011


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Greetings !

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This week!

In music, hear the SAN FRANCISCO HOLIDAY GUITAR ENSEMBLE perform works by RAMEAU and more, while the SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY performs GOUNOD & SAINT-SAENS… The CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA performs RAVEL, while LISA MEZZACAPPA AND NIGHTSHADE play MESSAIEN and more, and the SAN FRANCISCO LYRIC CHORUS performs SAINT-SAENS… Or, hear a concert of multilingual Christmas carols (including some in French!) performed in Oakland, or POULENC, DEBUSSY and more at San Francisco Performances, while the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performs BERLIOZ and RAVEL… Or, see JANE BIRKIN EN CALIFORNIE, an hommage to SERGE GAINSBOURG… THE HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO plays in Winters, while LE JAZZ HOT QUARTET plays at Herbst Theater and at Le Colonial... DEBORAH KUHL plays French standards in Benicia, while TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU play in Folsom…

In theater, see the AFRICAN-AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY’s production of CINDERELLA in San Francisco… SAN FRANCISCO OPERA’s production of CARMEN continues, including performances for families, as does THE SOLDIER’S TALE in Berkeley…

In art, enjoy docent lectures on PISSARRO’S PEOPLE and THE ART & SPIRIT OF THE CRECHE at the Legion of Honor… HOLIDAYS IN PARIS opens in Berkeley and LETTERS TO MONET opens in San Francisco… BENJAMEN CHINN: PARIS 1950-1951 ends this week, as does LALLA ESSAYDI’s LES FEMMES DU MAROC… PICASSO’S CERAMICS will soon conclude its run at the Legion of Honor…

In cinema, the French Film Club of Palo Alto screens LA GRANDE SEDUCTIONTHE ARTIST opens around the Bay Area… The JEANNE MOREAU film festival continues at PFA, while several French-related films continue to be screened, including LE HAVRE, HUGO, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, and TOMBOY…

Or, hear NICHOLAS PAIGE speak about FICTIONALITY AND THE HISTORY OF THE NOVEL (based on his latest book on the ANCIEN REGIME) at Berkeley… Attend any number of MEET-UPS for French speakers, including one at the CHALET BASQUE, a RANDONNEE D’AUTOMNE, and a small group at CAFÉ H… Graduates of the GRANDES ECOLES are invited to a special SOIREE in San Francisco… Head to Ashkenaz for a special INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL, while DBF welcomes FRANÇOISE BROUGHER… And the Alliance Française de Berkeley & San Francisco Bay Accueil present DETOX POUR LES FETES: YOGA EN FRANÇAIS, while PAUL MEHLING of the HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO offers a MASTER CLASS IN GYPSY GUITAR in Santa Cruz…

Bonne lecture!


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