French Embassy Concert Followed by Wine and Dessert Reception: Enchanting Evening of Vocal and Classical Music
Join us for a delightful evening of music at the French Embassy followed by a reception of wine and desserts.

Event Date

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00 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 Arts Society cordially requests the pleasure of your company at the Embassy of France for a delightful evening of classical music. The concert is followed by a reception of delectable desserts and wine. 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.

The concert is devoted to the memory of charismatic Siberian-born baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky, who died last November at the age of 55 after a battle with brain cancer. During a tragically short international career, in which he appeared to acclaim as Onegin, Yeletsky, Rigoletto and Rodrigo, among other roles, “Dima,” a Distinguished Patron of RCAS, also gave many recitals of Russian art and folk songs. The first half of RCAS’s musical tribute will feature songs by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff sung by soprano Natalie Conte and baritone Timothy Mix. After intermission, baritone Kevin Wetzel will perform the complete 12-song cycle “Russia Cast Adrift” by Georgy Sviridov. Dmitri Hvorostovsky sang the Washington premiere of this work, set to poems by Silver Age poet Sergei Yesenin, at the Kennedy Center in 1995. Accompanying Conte, Mix and Wetzel will be pianist Vera Danchenko-Stern, RCAS founder and artistic director.

After the concert meet other guests in attendance during the wine and dessert reception. Space is limited so please reserve your tickets early.

Tickets

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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.

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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.

7:00 PM Admission commences, please arrive on time.
~ Concert
~ Wine & dessert Reception

9:30 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.