Celebrating the Fête de la musique in San Francisco!
The San Franciscan reproduction of France’s annual celebration, fête de la musique!
Last Friday; the 28th of June the de Young Museum organized an event with San Francisco’s Alliance Française to celebrate the Impressionists exhibit and the Fête de la musique. Singer Eric John Kaiser; the chorus of the International School of the Peninsula and accordion player Richard Kuhns played French classics from artists like Jacques Brel et Edif Piaf to honor the French festival. University San Francisco music professor, Alexandra Amati-Camperi, also instructed a conference on the music from the age of impressionism. The “Naissance de l’impressionisme” exhibition holds an impressive one hundred paintings encompassing various 14th century French impressionism.
For those who missed the opportunity to see Eric John Kaiser perform live at the de Young Museum in San Francisco last Friday, Eric also played his acoustic melodies at Berkeley the 17th of June; the Union Room in San Francisco the 19th of June and Café Bastille on the 21st of June. Any and all musicians were invited to bring their instruments to Café Bastille to jam with the artist himself, Eric John Kaiser. These celebrations have given the francophone community of the Bay Area the opportunity to partake in true French events.