French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine Reception: Enchanting Evening of Classical Vocal Music
Join us for a delightful evening of music at the French Embassy followed by a wine reception.
Due to security considerations at the Embassy of France, ALL guests must have a reservation in advance. We are unable to admit guests without a reservation and there will be NO DOOR SALES. If you purchase more than one ticket, please provide us with the full names of each of your guests.

Event Date

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Event Address

Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington DC 20007

Requested Attire

Cocktail attire requested.

Event Description

The International Club of DC and the Russian Chamber Art Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music featuring the music of American and Russian Composers. The concert is followed by a wine reception. You are welcome to attend on your own or with friends. Tickets for the rare delight of a classical concert at the French Embassy featuring the world-renowned performers are only $55 for a limited time.

RCAS continues its homage to poets with a tribute to Walt Whitman (1819-1892), whose bicentennial will be celebrated in 2019. Performed by soprano Shelley Jackson, second-prize winner at the 2017 Maria Callas Grand Prix, baritone Kevin Wetzel and pianists Michael Sheppard and Vera Danchenko-Stern, the wide-ranging program pairs the free verse of this most American of poets with the elegant stanzas of the most Russian of poets, Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837).
 
Featured composers, whose settings of Pushkin and Whitman will be sung in Russian and in English, include Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, César Cui, Charles Ives, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Ned Rorem, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Slonimsky, Georgy Sviridov and Kurt Weill.
 
After the concert meet other guests in attendance during the wine reception. Space is limited so please reserve your tickets early. Kindly note that the event is presented as a concert followed by wine reception and not a dinner function so please plan to have dinner before or after the event.

If you purchase more than one ticket, please send us the full name of each of your guests.

Due to security considerations at the Embassy of France, ALL guests must have a reservation in advance. We are unable to admit guests without a reservation and there will be NO DOOR SALES. If you purchase more than one ticket, please provide us with the full names of each of your guests.

Tickets

  $55.00 - French Embassy Concert for ICDC Members:
Enjoy a delightful concert at the French Embassy.


Please note that online ticket sales are non-refundable. The current ticket prices are listed above. Please note that ticket prices are subject to increase as we approach the commencement of the event and we encourage you to reserve your tickets early, as space is limited.

The International Club of DC Thanks Our Sponsors

 

Event Agenda (May change)

Due to enhanced security at the French Embassy, photo ID is REQUIRED for attendance. Please ensure all ticketholders and each guest attending with a ticketholder has valid photo ID. We are unable to issue a refund if you are denied entry due to lack of photo ID.

If you purchase more than one ticket, please send us the full name of each of your guests.

7:30 PM Admission commences, please arrive on time.
~ Concert
~ Wine Reception

9:30 PM/10:00 PM Evening concludes

Map/Parking

If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. Also, there is a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital. Due to security considerations, parking WILL NOT be available on the grounds of the Embassy of France.

If using public transportation, the D6 Metro Bus towards Sibley Hospital drops off directly in front of the embassy. Due to limited parking, we recommend Uber, public transportation or a cab.


Please note that the map is enclosed below as a courtesy to you and for your convenience but we do not guarantee the accuracy of the map or the directions provided by Google. It is your responsibly to arrive safely and on time at the address of the event disclosed above.

Parking is limited to street parking in the vicinity of the venue. Kindly note that, as is the case in most major cities, the availability of street parking in Washington DC is limited and beyond our control. Due to the limited availability of parking, we highly recommend a cab, Uber/Lyft or other transportation option. The event start at the designated time so please allow sufficient time for traffic/travel/transportation and parking as these factors are beyond our control.