Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

“Americans in Paris” — The French in Our Lives

Yesterday evening I was delighted to attend the “Americans in Paris” concert, part of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, in NYC.

It was a wonderful opportunity to see a full house at an amazing concert honoring our French-American relationship and friendship.

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In addition to the concert featuring Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide,” Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 17,” with piano soloist Emmanuel Ax, his “Adagio and Rondo in C minor” for Glass Harmonica and other instruments,  and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” the pre-concert recital offered an additional opportunity to better understand and appreciate the glass harmonica, attributed to Ben Franklin and his time in Paris during our American Revolution.

An opportunity to stroll around Lincoln Center and its West Side environs, and a pre-concert dinner at the Lincoln Center Kitchen only added to our enjoyment of the evening.

Languages do matter!


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