Concerts

Each year, the Cultural Center programs exceptional concerts with leading musicians from a variety of backgrounds in our auditorium. Come and enjoy the music of world-renowned artists. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (212) 369 3820. Reservations are required.

Concerts 2016-2017

POSTPONED! Music from Quebec: Marie-Jo Thério

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7pm

Adults: $35
LFNY Students: FREE
Running time: 75 minutes

POSTPONED to Wednesday, March 8 with Gino Sitson (see below)

Jazz : Two voices from Francophonie ! Marie-Jo Thério and Gino Sitson

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7pm

Adults: $35
LFNY Students: FREE
Running time: 75 minutes

Two Francophone artists, Cameroonian Gino Sitson and Acadian Marie-Jo Thério will unite their talent to celebrate the month of La Francophonie at a unique concert on March 8 at the Lycée Français in New York. It will also be for Marie-Jo Thério, whose concert was originally scheduled for January 19, the moment to acknowledge the International Women’s Day. Each artist will perform solo (about 45 minutes each), then, by mutual agreement, will unite their melodies for a final and colorful moment.
This concert is organized with the generous support of l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. 

Concert organized in partnership with the International Organization of La Francophonie

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Past Concerts

French Music: Piaf! The Show - SOLD OUT

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 7pm

Adults: $35
LFNY Students: FREE
Running time: 105 minutes
Before an appearance at Carnegie Hall in January, Piaf! The Show will premiere in New York at the LFNY Cultural Center. The show stages the poignant story of the life and career of Edith Piaf, narrated through many of the timeless songs she wrote about her life. These classics have since shaped the musical and cultural landscape of France and beyond, resonating to this day in the hearts of people from all nations.
The audience is transported on an emotional journey through her life in the streets of Montmartre during the time of “La Vie en Rose”. Staged with highly evocative, unpublished images of Edith Piaf’s life, The Show features Anne Carrère in the role of Piaf, accompanied by musicians on piano, percussion, accordion, and double bass.

World Music A Captivating Voice from Tunisia: Emel Mathlouthi

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 7pm

Adults: $35
LFNY Students: FREE


A strident songstress whose intensity is cloaked in melliflous vocals, Emel Mathlouthi is also known for her role as a leading artist in the Arab Spring. Born in Tunis, she was shunned from her country’s official airwaves but rose to prominence through social media.  She released her first album, Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free) in 2012, garnering praise from critics and fans for her powerful vocals laid over a unique mix of North African rhythms and modern electronic beats. Her 2015 was prolific, including work on a new album with producer Vakguir Siggurdson and culminating with her solo performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony. Called one of the top fifteen acts of 2015 by popmatters, Emel Mathlouthi is a unique artist with a powerful message and a voice beyond comparison.
We thank New York Live Arts festival for helping us promote this concert (http://newyorklivearts.org/liveideas/) which is part of the official program of the Month of Francophonie.

Jazz From Gypsy Swing to Jazz Vocal: Cyrille Aimée

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 7pm

Adults: $35
LFNY Students: FREE


Cyrille Aimée is a based in Brooklyn French jazz singer known for rhythmic songs with roots in jazz and gypsy styles. She won the Montreux Jazz Festival Competition in 2007, was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 2010, and won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition in 2012. She grew up in the French town of Samois-sur-Seine, in Fontainebleau (France). Her father was French and her mother from the Dominican Republic. New York Times music reviewer Stephen Holden described Aimée as a blend of Michael Jackson and Sarah Vaughan.

Classical: The Devil’s Violin

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7pm

Adults: $35
LFNY Students: FREE
Running time: 75 minutes

Two young French wonders of classical music, pianist Hélène Tysman and violinist Virgil Boutellis-Taft will play works by Tartini, Janacek, Chausson, Hersant and Saint-Saens.

School Musical Guys & Dolls

Thursday and Friday, May 7 & 8, 2015 - 7pm

In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game. Come see our students interpreting this famous musical from the 50s!

Jazz Ibrahim Maalouf: Kalthoum

Monday, May 18, 2015   - 7pm

Adults: $50
LFNY Students : FREE
The famous Lebanese artist, trumpet player and composer, laureate of the Victoires de la Musique 2014 will be performing in our auditorium.« To mark the 40th anniversary of the loss of Arabic diva Oum Kalthoum, I had a strong desire to cover two of her most successful songs,” says Ibrahim.  With his musicians, he will perform two pieces Inta Omri (You Are My Life), a more traditional and classical piece and “Alf Leila wa Leila” (One Thousand and One Nights),  her greatest hit.
“Both pieces are all-time classics that are celebrated across the Arab world, and yet they remain virtually unknown in the rest of the world. So this was an opportunity for me to present these symphonic masterpieces which celebrate the voice of the Arab world’s most popular singer.” adds the musician.

Classical Mélodies Françaises with Philip Lasser and Remy Yulzari

Tuesday February 24, 2015 - 7pm

Adults: $30
LFNY Students : FREE
In this instrumental concert, French Double bassist and composer Remy Yulzari and American-born pianist and Francophile, parent at the Lycee and faculty member at Juilliard, Philip Lasser, play famous French tunes from “Apres un Reve” by Romain Bussine set to music by Gabriel Fauré (1878) to the Hymne à l’amour (Edith Piaf/Marguerite Monnot) (1949) or *Ne me quitte pas” by Jacques Brel (1959). 

Flamenco Embrujà with Leilah Broukhim

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 7pm

This flamenco dancer and LFNY alumna was born in New York of Sephardic Iranian parents. She lives in Spain where she has performed in the principal tablaos of the country..

Classical Thomas Enhco and Vassilena Serafimova

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 7pm

The young French pianist Thomas Enhco and the equally young Bulgarian Vassilena Serafimova percussionist who played on a marimba, this instrument the size of a piano mix of African balafon and pre-Columbian instruments according to Wikipedia will perform Mozart, Bach and Mendelssohn and two compositions of Thomas, Chick Corea and Piazzolla.

World Music - Francis Cabrel

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 7pm Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 7pm

Francis Cabrel “Alone On Stage”.
Famous French singer and composer Francis Cabrel, alone on stage with his precious guitars, will sing songs from his repertoire.
General admission. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Jazz - Cecile McLorin Salvant - SOLD OUT

Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 7pm

Cécile McLorin Salvant, jazz singer of Haitian father and mother from Guadeloupe, studied opera singing in Aix-en-Provence. She gives concerts throughout Europe and the United States. Read a post by the Director of the Cultural Center on Cécile McLorin-Salvant “Grammy or nothing!”


Cultural Center programs are made possible in part through generous donations. If you would like to support the Cultural Center and ensure that it continues to offer outstanding programs, please contact the Development Office at 212-439-3850.

 






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