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French in Ann Arbor

From: Julia K.
Sent on: Monday, August 26, 2013 7:01 PM



N'oublie pas tous des evenements de French in Ann Arbor non plus!!!



Jeudi le 29 Aout - Berlioz, sa vie, son oeuvre, son influence (3) : Musique Lyrique

Avec Yann Beaumin

This is the occasion to talk about the life and work of french composer Hector Berlioz [masked]). My idea is to propose and comment some extracts of his most famous scores, in order to allow the audience to get more familiar with the musical ideas of this unique artist. We can also talk about the links between Berlioz and other major composers of the nineteenth century (Liszt, Wagner,...).

This time we will talk about Berlioz's main operas (Benvenuto Cellini, les Troyens,..) and la Damnation de Faust, which will enable us to underline the dramatic aspects of his music.

I propose to set up this meeting like a potluck: each guest can bring a dish, a dessert or a bottle of something that will be shared with the other participants (cheese and red wine are welcome, pudding is forbidden...).



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C’est gratuit.

French for Travelers (week 4 out of 6)

$ 20

Sun Sep 01 - Sun Sep 01, 2013

3:00PM - 4:00PM


3393 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI , 48105

Come and learn some "French Survivals" so you can appreciate your next/first trip to France a little more! :)
After this 6 week course, you will be able to have a basic French language toolbox to be used in order to express yourself in French restaurants, transportations, to express basic needs, use greetings...etc.

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Refresh your French!

$ 15

Sun Sep 01 - Sun Sep 01, 2013

4:15PM - 5:15PM


3393 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI , 48105

This class is intended for Intermediate and Advanced French learners who are proficient in the French language, who would like to wake up that "old" French learned in school a while ago... :-) , or, who would just like some practicing!
We will be reading stories, novel excerpts, French newspapers and watching videos, after which we will work on comprehension and oral skills. Grammar/syntax will be tackled as needed.

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Conversation ciblée / Advanced Targeted conversation

This class is for friends who feel the need of improving their French.

Vous parlez, j'écoute et je vous aide à comprendre vos erreurs. Ensuite, vous vous entraînez.

This is a class where you speak and learn. If you make an error, I go to the root of the problem and then you practice some more....

$ 10

Tue Sep 03 - Tue Sep 03, 2013

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Café Espresso Royale on State Street

State Street Ann Arbor, MI , 48104

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Jeudi le 12 Septembre – Un concert de la musique francaise !

Eastern Michigan University Department of Music and Dance

and French in Ann Arbor present an Evening of French Music

Featuring : Joseph Gurt, piano; Alexa Lokensgard, Soprano, with 
Jean Schneider, accompanist; Martin Welter, violin

Jean-Marie Le Clair, Rameau, Couperin, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Chopin, and more.

Alexander Recital Hall, Eastern Michigan University

Lowell St cr. East Circle Drive Ypsilanti, MI , 48197

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Free concert. Donations for French in Ann Arbor are welcome.

Le Mont Saint Michel by Sandy Schopbach – Art Exhibit

Wed Sep 11 - Thu Sep 12, 2013

10:00AM - 6:00PM 

Ann Arbor District Library - Malletts Creek Branch

3090 East Eisenhower Parkway Ann Arbor, MI , 48103

There is a guidebook available at the circulation desk giving details about the pictures. Make sure to ask for one.

Mont Saint Michel is magic. It speaks to me as much through its stones, through its ever-changing light and tides, as through its faith.
Everything about it is improbable: its location, its creation, its longevity... Hard to imagine how many feet have climbed its steps. And how anyone built such vertiginously vertical walls on sheer rock passes comprehension. Yet it has stood here - in some form or another - for 1,300 years.
Each time I see it, Le Mont is different, but always beautiful. In the soft light of dawn, or floating in the mist, or standing out boldly against the night sky.
Tiny Mont Saint Michel has hidden corners tourists never see if they only spiral up the central street, like salmon headed upstream. They miss the houses looking out over the Bay, the storm-worn cross of the tiny graveyard, the rocky outcrops and wooden roofs graced by seagulls at rest or in flight.
These photos are of my Mont Saint Michel, a corner of my heart... the island, the town and the Abbey.

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Three Classic Dishes. Cooking Demonstration

Sun Sep 15 - Sun Sep 15, 2013

2:00PM - 4:00PM 


Three classic dishes will make us travel across the Hexagon for French tradition, flavors and elegance:

- Quiche Lorraine: one of our favorite "comfort" food which comes from the Eastern part of France, simple, traditional and so good

- Poulet à la Basquaise, Chicken from the Basque Country: high in flavors with its sweet peppers and tomatoes, this dish will take us right to Southern France

- Paris-Brest: elegant Sunday dessert which includes Pâte à Choux (Cream Puff Pastry) filled with Praline Butter Cream.

Class includes recipes, samples and lots of fun
Taught in English

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Chantons ensemble! Chansons de France et du monde francophone.

Mon Oct 14 - Mon Oct 14, 2013

7:00PM - 9:00PM

Fiddle, triangle, keyboard, tambourine! These are the instruments participants are bringing for this gathering. Together we play and sing French songs. Last night's evening in the garden was just beautiful. Our interaction happens in French and in English. Come join us!

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