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Gala Concert & Cocktail : Giveaway!

Image credit : Sinfonietta
Image credit : Sinfonietta

Sinfonietta Paris is a new Chamber Music orchestra and the brainchild endeavor of Michael Boone, former head of the music department at the University of Colorado. I met Michael at the Kooka Boora café at the same time I met Very-Intersting-and-talented-dude (which you’ll read about in my next  post!). Just another proof that Paris still attracts artists and amazing people with talent!

An artist and “activist” of sorts who wants to make sure classical music creation is something that is perpetuated more by young musicians and music professionals; he has created Sinfonietta. “Composed of nine to seventeen young professional artists who have trained at many of the world’s finest conservatories and festivals, Sinfonietta Paris is a vibrant new chamber orchestra based in Paris, France, dedicated expressly to musicians and soloists at the beginning of brilliant performing careers.” You can support them with donations here.

They are on Twitter : and Facebook :

From Sinfonietta
From Sinfonietta
Photo Credit : The American Church of Paris : Alain Mengus

And now the one year candles will be blown so-to-speak at their end-of-season Gala concert and Cocktail on May 31st at the famous and gorgeous American Church in Paris (complete with Tiffany stained glass windows mind you). Michael Boone is the orchestra director in addition to running the entire project. The program that will be served up in that glamorous setting, on the 31st offers  Bach, Telemann, Strauss and Schoenberg.

Rika Masato, finalist in the violin competition International Paganini en 2006, will be sitting in the  first violinist’s solo seat.

Emilie Rault will narrate Don Quixote by Telemann.

Image Credit : Savour Club

It will be an exciting night for classical music enthusiasts and offer for investors a great opportunity to experience a project firsthand, at the end of its beautiful first year in full splendor and glory. This is a project to watch and follow, invest in and celebrate! And what better way to spend your evening but listening to gorgeous music in a gorgeous settings and then sip champagne and mingle with artists afterwards! La ti daaaaa!!!! Only in Paris mes chéris…

Prix : 20€ 1ère catégorie | 10€ 2ème catégorie | 5€ étudiant PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!  Or purchase at the door before the concert on the 31st.

The American Church in Paris – 65 Quai d’Orsay  75007 Paris
01 40 62 05 00

OR….  Prête-Moi Paris is giving away 2 tickets to the Gala Concert and Cocktail!!

How to win?

1. Like the Sinfonietta Facebook Page. Like the Prête-Moi Paris Facebook page.

2. Comment on the Sinfonietta facebook wall/page with your favorite classical piece of music, and include this link in your comment :

3. Comment here below and tell us what piece of classical music you feel best “describes” Paris!

Voilà! The winners will be announced on Sunday May 26th.


  1. Ooh! Excellent question! There are a few! I think the end of “Bolero” by Ravel would be great background music to a video showing the sights around Paris. Another one would be Gershwin’s “American in Paris!” very upbeat and fun 🙂

    1. Tricia, I love LOVE LOOOVE your choices! Especially Ravel’s Boléro, of which I’m a huge fan thanks to the choreographer Béjart. Do a you tube search for Boléro by béjart… It’s stunning.

      1. Ooh! Thanks! Will definitely youtube that now! I had about a million choices run through my head; it’s hard to pick just one! But excellent question 🙂

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