Rendez-vous Musical #78

The next RDV will take place on March 6 in the Grand Salon. The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars will perform a diverse program of classical music, new instrumental and film music compositions and a selection of well-known rock and folk songs.

It’s always a pleasure for them to be able to show you their current work. Members of audience, delighted to (re)discover classical, contemporary, and new works, often stay behind to talk with the musicians. The musicians take great pleasure in these exchanges, always speaking about music and their specific disciplines with great passion.

At the end of the concert, you will be given the opportunity to discover the new exhibition by two artists in residence.

Practical Information

Date : March 6 | Time : 5pm | Facebook Event

Covid: According to the latest announcements, you will be asked to present your COVID Vaccination Certificate. We can no longer accept a negative test result. Please respect the general physical distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance.

Free Reservation

Please sign up by 5:30pm on Friday, March 4.

If you were not able to reserve on time, you may come on the day and we will leave you in based on the number of free seats/no shows.


Franz Schubert
Auf dem Wasser zu singen
An die Musik
Du bist die Ruh
Solange Adamson, soprano
Edgar Jaber, piano

Tom Gurin
Tom Gurin, composer
Owen Moran, video

If You Love Me – Melody Gardot
Crazy – Gnarles Barkley
Stars and the Moon – Jason Robert Brown (acc. Edgar Jaber)
Love Me Like a River Does – Melody Gardot
No Time To Die – James Bond Theme
The Way We Were – Barbara Streisand
Where Do I Go – Lizzy McAlpine
Alessandra Gianino, voice and piano

Resident Musicians

Canadian lyric soprano, Solange Adamson combines her background in research and performance to bring to life the works of historical female composers. A current Harriet Hale Woolley scholar, she is using this year to study and perform Catherine ou la Belle Fermière, a one-woman opera by Julie Candeille, performed by her to great acclaim during the French Revolution. Since moving to Paris, Solange has performed regularly in concerts at the Fondation des États-Unis and Salle Cortot. Most recently, she performed at the Vienna Volksliedwerk and Festival Centenaire des Écoles d’Arts Américaines de Fontainebleau. With Opera UCLA, Solange created the roles of Sor Andrea in Carla Lucero’s opera Juana, and the Queen in Nicki Sohn’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. Among other roles, she has portrayed the Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Center for Opera Studies in Italy, Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi with Opera UCLA, and prepared the role of Michaela in Carmen at Ecole Normale de Musique. Solange has graduate degrees from École Normale de Musique de Paris and UCLA where she studied with Olga Toporkova and Vladimir Chernov.

Born in 1994 in New York, the Javanese-American violinist Dhyani Dharmawati Heath has given recitals in France, USA, Canada, Austria and in the UK. She has performed as soloist with the American Romantics in 2017 and 2018, as well as with the Galega chamber orchestra in 2016. Having studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and as a scholarship recipient at the Yale School of Music, she is completing her studies in Paris as a Harriet Hale Woolley scholar, in the artist diploma program at the CNSMDP.

Alessandra Gianino is a singer and pianist with styles ranging from pop to musical theatre and jazz. She has toured with various groups (The Hundred Voices of Gospel, The SoCal VoCals a cappella) and has performed at notable venues including the Palais des Sports, the Beacon Theatre, Universal Studios, and the White House. She currently performs in Paris with a rock band and as a solo artist.

Composer Tom Gurin is a Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award recipient. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a degree with honors in music composition and received the Paul H. and Brigitte P. Fry Award for excellence in the arts. His music has been featured at highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia (Italy); at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at the Mannes School of Music in New York City; at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp; and more. The National Youth Orchestra of China, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles have premiered his works. He is a former United States Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and holds an artist diploma from the Belgian Royal Carillon School. Recent honors include premieres through the Sonus Foundation in Budapest; Campanae Lovanienses in Leuven; and the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, who awarded him a 2021 Johan Franco Composition Award. He currently studies composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris.

Born in Boston and raised in Bucharest, Edgar Jaber is currently finalizing a master’s degree in Mathematics and Engineering at CentraleSupélec/Université Paris-Saclay. He is a pupil of the Romanian pianists Toma Popovici and Viorica Rădoi at the National University of Music in Bucharest. His repertoire focuses mainly on classical and romantic German composers as well as early XXth century modernism.

Owen Moran is trained as an art historian and film maker who now works as an interdisciplinary artist and educator. Moran’s art practice and educational practice coexist in the creation of alternative spaces to collect and engage with one another through audio visual installation and performance. Through these means, the work examines machines and technology placed in ecological and biological contexts. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he currently studies Transdisciplinary New Media at the Paris College of Art.

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