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1st in series of Zoom Events: Role of the Conductor

January 31, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Next Sunday January 31st at 4:30 pm, member Martine Tartour is hosting a Zoom event with her husband, Maestro Yoel Levi.  The maestro will explain the role of the conductor (What does he do with his hands?  Yoel Levi likes to say that he is fixing the traffic, like a police officer!) Maestro Levi has so much to share with us, so many stories about the soloists with whom he has performed (Itzrak Perlmann, Joshua Bell, Martha Argerich), singers like Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman.

Different from most lectures, you will be able to ask all the questions that are on your mind within the conversation.  Questions such as:

-How do I listen to classical music? (on YouTube, which interpretation to choose when I look for Beethoven symphony N°5).

-Why some classical music titles are so long: Haendel, concerto Grosso op.6 N°12 in B minor!

-Berlioz Debussy, Ravel…. is there a specificity of French music?

Once you have registered, simply send your questions to the event coordinator, Martine Toutour.   Martine will also organize a fun quiz after the discussion.

This will be the first of a series that will be held on Zoom and eventually (when safe) gatherings.  Future topics planned are

Conversation on Economics:
Guest Antonin Bergeaud, economist, professor at Sciences Politique, and
at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris.
So many questions we are asking today. How the French are dealing with the Covid crisis
when restaurants, bars, theatres, museums are closed since several months now? How are France and United States facing the crisis differently?

Conversation around French cheese
We will meet via Zoom or on live when available. Everyone will
come with their favorite French cheese bought in Atlanta and tell us why it is their favorite.
“A country that produces more than 365 kinds of cheese cannot lose the war”, said General de Gaulle to Churchill. What is cheese? Goat, sheep and cow cheese, what to choose?
But also, how to compose a cheese platter? How to cut cheese when it is in pyramid or square?

Conversation around French TV Series:
The French are not left behind. The Bureau is in 3rd place in the New
York Times ranking of the best TV series of the decade. But there is also Baron Noir, Marseille, 10 Percent and recently Lupin.
For those who have never seen one, now is the time to succumb and listen to others talk about it. Attention addiction assured.

Conversation around travels:
Share your favorite place in France and other destinations as well as
restaurant, bistro, village, etc. with your photos, stories, videos. (but also good tips) There are so many things that are not always in the guides. For example, I can tell you that one of the best tips for Venice: la Pensione Accademia (very reasonable price) and book Room 11 which has an incredible view on the Canal. In Nice taste the little stuffed niçois (on the Salaya course at Denise’s) . Everyone has his good addresses and we will share them with you

You can choose 4 of the programs for $49 or participate in a single program for $15. Please make your payment and register at https://paypal.me/Tartour
Contact Martine at mtartour02@gmail.com

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