Independence Day Lunchtime Concert 2023

On Tuesday, July 4, join us at the FEU to celebrate Independence Day with our traditional lunchtime concert followed by lunch! This informal event brings together our audience, residents, alumni and staff from the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris’s campus before the summer break.

Concert at 12pm – Grand Salon

Composer, pianist & singer Anson Jones — Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley 2022-23 recipient and artist in residency at the FEU — will play some festive jazz classics.

Lunch at 12.30pm – Rose Garden

The sandwiches and cookies are created by La Boulangerie Méditerranée, a bakery that uses only organic flours and well-sourced products. Because the lunch is made in accordance with the number of reservations and is paid in advance, please register by Tuesday, June 27. The FEU is pleased to offer an open bar serving water, juice, and wine.

Mandatory reservation

About the Artist

Anson Jones is a singer, composer, and songwriter from New York City whose work pulls in turns from modern jazz, modern classical music, and popular music. She graduated from Princeton University in the class of 2022, where she won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the Isodore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize in Music. She is 2022-2023 Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley scholar and FEU resident, composing a suite of music inspired by Parisian examples of glass architecture. In between academic projects, she enjoys making more commercial music – she loves indie, rock, and folk music, and in June 2022 she released an EP of jazz-rock fusion on Modern Icon Recordings. For both her commercial and academic music, she’s played with her own groups around New York City, joined in writer’s showcases like the New York Songwriters’ Circle and the 5PM Concert Series, and performed at the 2020 Litchfield Jazz Festival. Anson is passionate about many other fields as well – she has passions for music cognition, computer science, art, and architecture. She has even worked at a series of architecture firms and as a data science intern at a neuroscience lab. Her range of interests all inform her approach towards music-making as an interdisciplinary process.

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