Suzanne’s Bay Area Francophile List October 18-25, 2012


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Greetings !


This week!

In music, CALIFORNIA SYMPHONY performs SAINT-SAENS, while the CARDUCCI STRING QUARTET plays DEBUSSY and the SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY performs LALO’S SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE… LE JAZZ HOT plays at LE COLONIAL and also at PIER 23… Or, hear DEBORAH KUHL perform French standards in Martinez, while ERIC JOHN KAISER & MORGAN MANIFACIER perform at the Alliance Française de San Francisco… And MICHEL MICHELIS plays his FRENCH BARREL ORGAN at Swanson Vineyards, while MOTORDUDE ZYDECO performs at Ashkenaz…

In theater, head straight to LET US FIND THE WORDS, the world premiere of this dramatized reading of the correspondence of PAUL CELAN & INGEBORG BACHMAN… WEST BAY OPERA presents OFFENBACH’s THE TALES OF HOFFMAN… Also, ROLAND DAVID-VALAYRE’s atelier continues this week, as does THRILLPEDDLERS’ GRAND GUIGNOL OCTOBERFEST

In dance, see VOICES OF STRENGTH, contemporary dance and theater by women in Africa, at Yerba Buena…

In art, see the work of ANNE SUBERCASEAUX, MARTINE JARDEL and others at Open Studios… Or enjoy a docent tour of A TASTE FOR MODERNISM at the de Young… Work by FLEUR SPOLIDOR is shown at the AF-San Francisco, while the DAUMIER show continues at Stanford…

In cinema, FRENCH CINEMA NOW opens at the San Francisco Film Society, while the ARAB FILM FESTIVAL continues, as does GRAND ILLUSIONS at the Pacific Film Archive… Or, see TWO DAYS IN PARIS at Mechanics’ Library, or MARIE ANTOINETTE (Van Dyke) at Sonoma State… Other movies still playing include BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS

Or, hear MAX BYRD read from THE PARIS DEADLINE at Book Passage… Enjoy conversation at the AF-Berkeley… HUMANITIES WEST presents PARIS: AMERICAN EXPATRIATE GENIUS… TASTING BAY AREA also continues this week, and TERRANCE GELENTER speaks at the Mechanics’ Institute… And the inimitable RENEE MOREL begins a new class on HECTOR GUIMARD ET L’ART NOUVEAU at The French Class… And the FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE has a superb networking event at the RESIDENCE DE FRANCE…

Bonne lecture!

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