The evening, in part, will feature a special performance by celebrated singer Anne Ducros, one of the major vocalists on the French jazz scene.

On Wednesday evening, May 13, La Maison Française of New York University will hold a Gala Benefit to raise funds for its public program of free lectures, readings, conferences, symposia, art exhibits, concerts, and special events. La Maison Française is the public face of NYU’s Center for French Civilization and Culture. Since its founding in 1957, it has evolved into one of the most active centers of French-American cultural and intellectual exchange, and has welcomed thousands of literary, artistic, and political luminaries.

Honoree Philippe Camus, Chairman of the Board of Alcatel-Lucent, will be recognized for his contributions to Franco-American friendship, cooperation, and exchange in a broad range of fields, and will receive the Medal of Honor of the Center for French Civilization and Culture.

The evening will feature a special performance by celebrated singer Anne Ducros, one of the major vocalists on the French jazz scene. Her two most recent recordings, tributes to Ella Fitzgerald, reinterpret the American Songbook with intelligence, authority, swing, and charm.

The Benefit Patrons include H.E. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States; H.E. Ambassador François Delattre, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations; the Honorable Bertrand Lortholary, Consul General of France in New York; Bénédicte de Montlaur, the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy; and John Sexton, President of New York University.

La Maison Française of New York University
GALA BENEFIT honoring Philippe Camus
Wednesday, May 13, at NYU’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South.
6:30 p.m. Champagne Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner,Presentation, and Concert
Tickets are $750. (600. Tax deductible) or $1000.(850. Tax deductible). Seating is limited.

Contact: Director, La Maison Française, NYU, 212-998-8751 or maison.francaise@nyu.edu

 

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