MAY 26, 2015

Emmanuel Ceysson Named Principal Harpist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

By Francerocks

Emmanuel Ceysson, principal harpist at the Opéra National de Paris for the past decade, has won the audition at the Metropolitan Opera for the seat left vacant by Deborah Hoffman who died in February 2014. He will start in September, performing one his favorite pieces: Tannhäuser by Wagner.

MAY 22, 2015

Livestream Events at Albertine Books June 2015

By French Culture

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.

MAY 21, 2015



June 12, 2015 | Do not miss the deadline for the residence program applications at the Couvent des Recollets in Paris!

MAY 21, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

French best-seller to be adapted for film by "Persepolis" author Marjane Satrapi, acclaimed French graphic memoir series "Arab of the Future" to be published in the US, and the works of Jean Echenoz.

MAY 15, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Artists pay hommage to La Hune, the famous Parisian bookstore closing next month; new plans proposed to meet France's request for lower tax rate on e-books, 33 Days by Léon Werth is published in English for first time with introduction by his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Stéphane Mallarmé's translation and Edouard Manet's illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven; and BTBA shortlist announcements.

MAY 13, 2015

France 24 extends its distribution in the United States with Time Warner Cable


France 24 has extended its distribution with Time Warner Cable in the United States with the launch of its English channel across the greater Los Angeles area. Representing an additional 850,000 households in the Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, France 24 in English will be available on channel 219. This development reinforces France 24’s existing distribution in the US, covering some 8.5 million households across the country.

MAY 12, 2015

Jean-Michel Othoniel at Versailles

By Naomi Lake

Jean-Michel Othoniel, French artist famous for his large-scale glass installations, presents an exhibition in the fountains of Versailles.

MAY 8, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Kamel Daoud receives the Goncourt First Novel Prize; Charlie Hebdo editors receive standing ovation at PEN gala; BnF opens an exhibition on the writings of Roland Barthes; and remembering editor Claude Durand.

MAY 7, 2015



The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States launched their second webinar series for French teachers.

MAY 6, 2015

New Americans write about Freedom of Speech and win trip to France

By Benoît Le Dévédec

Last March, during the Month of Francophonie, more than 250 students registered in the French Heritage Language Program were invited to take part in a city-wide writing contest about Freedom of Speech. For over a month, they reflected about this complex notion and pondered over recent events like the Charlie Hebdo attack of January 7 in France, and more largely about the significance of Freedom of Speech today and its many implications regarding human rights around the world. For most of these students, originating from Africa and Haiti, Freedom of Speech is a particularly topical subject, not only because of the outrage the Charlie Hebdo event sparked in the Muslim world, Islam being a religion they also often share, but because Freedom of Speech is a right that is not necessarily well understood or respected in their own cultures and home countries.

MAY 6, 2015

The Dø on Tour

By Francerocks

The indie pop group The Dø will be in the US in May and June, stopping in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom and notably at the Bonnaroo Festival in Tennessee, among other dates.

MAY 6, 2015

Svart Crown on Tour

By Francerocks

As part of the Metal Alliance tour, Svart Crown will perform throughout the United States in May and June, including 2 New York shows: at Gramercy Theater in NY and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn.