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|Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association|
| Blaise Déjardin & Kee-Hyun Kim Concert|
Dear members of the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association,
As we continue our year-long celebration of special events in honor of the 60th Anniversary of our jumelage, you are invited to attend a private concert on December 8th, 2019 with Blaise Déjardin, Principal Cellist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Kee-Hyun Kim of the Parker Quintet, who will perform new cello duos by Mozart.
Thanks to the generosity of the Consul General Arnaud Mentré, the concert will take place at the Residence of France in Cambridge and will be followed by a cocktail reception specially prepared by French Chef Etienne Jaulin.I
Strasbourg-born cellist Blaise Déjardin was appointed principal cello of the Boston Symphony Orchestra by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons in spring 2018, having joined the BSO's cello section in 2008. Read more
Cellist Kee-Hyun Kim is a founding member of the Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet. Read more
Click here to register and/or donate.
All proceeds go to supporting BSSCA programs and activities.
Ticket price: $100 for invited members and guests of members.
Members and friends of BSSCA are invited to help support 60th Anniversary year-long Programs at the following levels:
Silver Sponsor: $250
Gold Sponsor: $500
All confirmed guests will receive a formal invitation by email from the Consul General of France in Boston.
Art on Science: 26 études is an international art project commemorating the 60th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Boston, Massachusetts and Strasbourg, France. As centers for art, science, commerce, and education, the two cities share a rich history of cultural exchange.
This collaboration, sometimes simply called “AS26”, was created by 26 artists and 26 scientists, half from each city. The concept was to produce two art portfolios based on scientific themes and to pair each artist with a scientist who would provide a written commentary about the art. One portfolio will be exhibited in Boston and the other in Strasbourg. The proceeds from artwork sales will be used to support future exchanges.
Artists and scientists share much in common: they observe, they evaluate, they interpret. The fields of art and science have cross-pollinated for centuries, as artists document discoveries and scientists provide new ways to view the world.
For this project, scientists made studio visits and artists toured laboratories. Sharing resources and ideas, some pairs worked shoulder-to-shoulder in the lab while others collaborated virtually. Our topics ranged from the plight of the coffee bean to the grandeur of the cosmos. AS26 provided a forum for participants to deconstruct their disciplines and find commonalities. The connections forged were a testament to the power of curiosity and creativity.
AS26 was sponsored by the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association and the Comité de Pilotage du Jumelage Boston/Strasbourg. These organizations have supported numerous exchanges of “citizen diplomats” to enrich the cultural ties between our two cities. It has been a pleasure to work with these organizations and the 52 participants who made AS26 possible.
“Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality.” ~ Goethe
Visit us at www.AS26project.com
What: Happy hour in a French Bistro, Cash bar, all welcome!When: Tuesday, August 20th, 6-8pmWhere: La Voile, Brookline (1627 Beacon Street 02445 Brookline, MA)T Station: Washington Square on the Green Line CWe look forward to meeting you!
Ex Libris ExChange is an international collaborative art project sponsored by the Boston/Strasbourg Sister City Association (BSSCA). The project includes 26 artists – 13 from each city who have created original Artists' Books and artful maps based on a common theme. The thematic content of the artwork was inspired by an elaborately illustrated 18th century journal created by Georg Daniel Flor, a member of a French brigade that participated in the American Revolutionary War. Our artists have produced highly imaginative works using 21st century techniques to engage with the voice and aesthetic of an ordinary soldier with an extraordinary talent. This exhibit presents aesthetics and techniques that span centuries - one might say "from Gutenberg to Rauschenberg."
The exhibit was on display last year at the French Cultural Center in Boston and is currently on display in Strasbourg at the Médiathèque André Malraux until June, 2017.
A photo album of the event is located on the Photo Gallery page.