Sunday, April 18, 3:00 pm Central Time
Hosted by Alliance Française Omaha
Baritone Jared Hiscock and pianist Sean Kelly will share their insights about Histoires naturelles, a song cycle composed by Maurice Ravel in 1906 from the elegant poetry of Pierre-Jules Renard. The singer and pianist will delight us with a live performance of the 20-minute cycle of 5 songs, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience and the performers.
Jared Hiscock is a 2019-2021 Holland Community Opera Fellow with Opera Omaha.
Sean Kelly is Head of Music and Chorus Master at Opera Omaha, and member of the AFO.
An announcement has been sent to all AF DuPage members with a link to register for the event by noon on April 18th.
Thursday, April 22, 6:00 pm Central Time
Hosted by the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
Join the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA for a fascinating insight into this important and popular Parisian site. The conversation with writer and photographer Carolyn Campbell will be moderated by Charles Coulon, VP of Alliance Française of DuPage County, IL and Federation Board Member.
More information and registration at https://afusa.org/event/carolyn-campbell-author-of-city-of-immortals-on-pere-lachaise-cemetery/
Saturday, April 24, 11:00 am Central Time
With the arrival of spring, we turn to lighter fare. Chef Chris and Karen Thielman will present two variations on the classic French Quiche: Potato & Caramelized Leeks and Broccoli, Ham & White Cheddar. Perfect for brunch out on the patio!
For AF DuPage and AF du North Shore members only. AF DuPage members do not need to pre-register for this event. A Zoom link will be sent the day before the event to all AFD members.
For AF du North Shore members only, please send an RSVP request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 13, 6:30 pm Central Time
The popular Paris Métro theme returns to the national Alliance Française stage this Spring, with a focus on the Métro’s influence on the arts.
From Zazie dans le Métro to Le Dernier Métro, from “Le Poinçonneur des Lilas” to “Y a d’la joie” and from the historic Guimard entrances to the brand new stations on the recently extended line 14, come discover fascinating art themes on the Paris Métro you may not have heard about.
Presentation will be in French and suitable for advanced French students and above.
Charles Coulon is a French native and dual French-American citizen who lived in Boulogne-Billancourt, in the Parisian suburbs, as a teenager. There he developed a strong interest in all things Paris transit related and he has shared his knowledge with the AF USA network as well as in private Zoom events with the AF DuPage, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Omaha chapters. He has been in various leadership functions at the AF DuPage (Illinois) since 2007 and currently serves on the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA Board of Directors.
More information and RSVP sign up form at https://afusa.org/event/le-metro-dans-les-arts/
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 pm Central Time
AF DuPage will welcome author Mark Greenside for an online discussion of his two books, I’ll Never Be French (no matter what I do) and (not quite) Mastering the Art of French Living.
This event is for AF DuPage and AF du North Shore members. An RSVP form will be posted about a month before the event.
The books can be found on Amazon and at Barnes and Noble online.
AF DuPage continues a new concept – the mini-Zoom session – a 20 minute focused presentation on a French-themed subject.
Most sessions will take place on Thursday afternoons promptly at 12:30 pm, a perfect midday break to add some French culture into your schedule.
The topics and presenters will vary. Most will be conducted in English, but we may add some French language mini-Zooms into the mix. Zoom links are reserved for AF DuPage members and will be sent out the day before the session. Visit our Membership page to join or renew your membership.
Thursday, April 29, 12:30 pm Central
Presented by Diana Hoke
Join Diana for an illustrated reminiscence on her 2018 trip to this Mediterranean gem, with highlights of history, food, and culture.
"et toujours dans nos coeurs"
Thursday, May 13, 12:30 pm Central
Presented by Karen & Chris Thielman
For nineteen years, Karen & Chris led groups to the Roannaise region of France for cooking and wine tours. Enjoy a sampling of the gastronomy, history and sites of this beautiful area located one hour northwest of Lyon.
AF DuPage programs are reserved for AF DuPage members only, although occasionally we invite members of other AF chapters to participate in special programs. Due to security and privacy reasons, AF DuPage program, event and recording links may not be shared, posted or broadcast.
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