Member Piers Killeen has arranged for renowned pianist George Fu to perform works by Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Schubert in two concerts on August 6th and 7th. Details are here:
The Bach programme in Toulouse resumes in September. Details of the Ensemble Baroque programme are to be found at http://www.baroquetoulouse.com.
Your committee met in person on July 1st. A joint committee report and other AGM papers have been sent to members. These include details of two short-term events to which members and friends are invited and which will restart our programme of activities:
- A lunch at the Hôtel de Bastard in Lectoure (32) on August 19th at 12 for 12:30.
- Our AGM at l’Atelier in Issigeac (24) on September 16th.
Member Christopher Pike has alerted us to these concerts. They are devoted to the Occitan and Catalan mediterranean cultures and take place in rural locations with a rich roman, medieval and southern gothic heritage. Use the link above to see the programme.
OUS Paris invites members to this Zoom talk by Professor Michael Spitzer on June 10th:
You may not consider yourself a “musician” ; Michael SPITZER would like to suggest otherwise. What if music-making were an inherently human component of our life on earth, an overlooked part of our origin story embedded in us whether we recognise it or not ?
A remarkable Baroque concert in the magnificent Carmelite chapel introduced by alumnus Mark Opstad.
The British Community Council has sent us this list of useful links:
These minutes contain some useful information on the immediate post-Brexit situation.
The committee will be meeting next week to plan the year ahead as best it can. In the meantime, in order to keep emails to the minimum, this post addresses two subjects:
Firstly, our Committee Member Marion Tempé is clearing out the art books on the list below. She would like to offer them to anyone who is interested. Marion resides in the Lot-et-Garonne. You can contact her via info@ousswfrance.
Secondly, the latest minutes from the BCC are also below. Although they are from October, members may find the discussion about Cartes de Séjour of interest.
The latest directory which is now available in pdf format lists the many associations in the British community here in France and also contains information relevant to Brexit and a good deal of other useful information. It is available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org.