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New York Chapter

The New York Chapter organizes a variety of cultural and social events for its members throughout the year. Past highlights have included special receptions at the French Consulate; a private visit to Old Westbury gardens; and their Annual Gala Dinner at the Metropolitan Club and the Union Club.

Proceeds from Chapter benefits are designated for specific grants which members have voted to support. The New York Chapter has raised funds for restoration projects at the Petite Malmaison and the Château de La Roche Courbon in France, as well as for the Morris Jumel Mansion and New York City Hall and the French Consulate in New York. Currently the New York Chapter is funding grants to Monticello, Jardins d’Albertas, Château de La Bussière and Deyo House in New Paltz, NY. Future Chapter events are being planned in order to support a grant to the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres in Paris.

Guy N. Robinson and Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt are Co-Chairmen of French Heritage Society's New York Chapter.

For further information or to learn more about Membership, please contact the New York Chapter directly.

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Private Concert and Champagne Reception

The New York Chapter Co-Chairmen, Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt and Guy N. Robinson, invite you to a Private Concert and Champage Reception with the Salomé Chamber Orchestra.

Wednesday, January 21st at 6:30pm

Location:
French Consulate
934 Fifth Avenue, between 74th and 75th Street

Please join us for an extraordinary, private musical event with the Salomé Chamber Orchestra at the magnificent residence of the French Consul General.  

You will listen to classical music favorites played on some of the most beautiful violins in the world. After the concert, we will celebrate with hors d'oeuvres and champagne!

Friend Tickets at $150 each (click here to purchase)
Patron Tickets at $250 each (click here to purchase)

You can RSVP by clicking on the links above, emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the FHS Office at (212) 759-6846.

Salomé Chamber Orchestra

Salome Ensemble SmallNew York City compels young adults to be at once adaptable, optimistic, multi- faceted and resourceful. At Salomé, we feel that the very survival and evolution of classical music within such a fast-paced, cosmopolitan environment requires a dynamic balance of novelty, tradition, and hard work.

It was with this vision in mind that the Salomé Chamber Orchestra, New York City's electrifying conductorless string ensemble, was founded in 2009 by violinists Sean and Lauren and violist David. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and one of the preeminent orchestras in the U.S., Salomé leverages the universal language and healing power of music to collaborate with other non-profit organizations in raising awareness for their philanthropy and broadening the audience of classical music. Saloméhas partnered with notable non-profit organizations from around the world including The FEED Foundation, The Skin Cancer Foundation, Lighthouse for the Blind, The Trevor Project, Camfed, and Jewish Family Services.

Salomé has toured globally with concerts across Europe, and North and South America, performing in halls such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The orchestra has also collaborated with some of the world's leading soloists, including Alan Gilbert (New York Philharmonic), Christoph Eschenbach (National Symphony), John Legend, Michelle Williams, and Rufus Wainwright.

Salomé has been profiled in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and The Huffington Post. The musicians who comprise the orchestra also hold positions with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and the Indianapolis Symphony.

New York Region Chapter - Save the Dates

November 17, 2014, Monday, 6:30 PM:
Bettee Pardee, lecture at New York Junior League ~ 
“Living Newport: Houses, People, Style”, the title of her new book, which will be on sale.

December 11, 2014, Thursday, 6:30 PM:
Olivier Bernier, historian, lecturer, author at New York Junior League ~
"The Sun in his Splendor: Louis XIV at Versailles and Marly"

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Odile de Schiétère-Longchampt
& Guy N. Robinson
Co-Chairs ~ FHS New York Region Chapter

For further information call: 
FHS Events Manager at 1-212-759-6846

 

Private Newport: French Style and Sensibilities

Monday, November 17, 2014, 6:30 PM:

Lecture by Bettie Bearden Pardee
Private Newport: French Style and Sensibilities

Few places in this country provide living history day in and day out. Newport, Rhode Island is indeed one of them. Many have experienced its historic assets first hand, this elegant, compelling and fanciful time capsule that is surely one of the central reasons that visitors and residents alike are truly captivated with the “City by the Sea.”

Newport’s history, with its French overtones – whether it is trade in the early 1700s, vital support and leadership during the American Revolution or architectural inspiration during the Gilded Age – continues to reverberate. And it is perhaps not an exaggeration to say that were it not for France and its admired countrymen, Newport might not be celebrating its 375th anniversary this year, 2014.

With this important historic note setting the tone, Bettie Bearden Pardee visits the French homes, follies and gardens that grace this fabled seaport. Her entertaining talk, created specifically for the Society, captures the timeless Newport of today, its incomparable style, celebrated old-world architecture and sophisticated residents. How do these tastemakers entertain, decorate, party, garden, dress? In settings worthy of Masterpiece Theater, lush images, with amusing and lively personal tales, add the sizzle to the telling of this rarely-revealed lifestyle.

Bettie Bearden Pardee, author of Private Newport: At Home and in the Garden will be signing her just-published book, Living Newport: Houses, People, Style. Both books provide unprecedented access to the private Newport that has fascinated the public since the Gilded Age. 

6:30pm lecture, followed by cocktails
The New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street
Harriman Room
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)

Cost:
FHS Members tickets at $50 (Click here to purchase your Member ticket)
Non-Members & Guests at $65 (Click here to purchase your Non-Member ticket)

You may also RSVP: By phone: 212-759-6846, or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that the September FHS lecture was sold out.
Promptly make your arrangements by credit card in order to avoid disappointment.

The Sun in his Splendor: Louis XIV at Versailles and Marly

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:30 PM: 

Olivier Bernier, historian, lecturer, author, at the Junior League ~ 
"The Sun in his Splendor: Louis XIV at Versailles and Marly"

A great palace, the most dazzling in Europe, and endless entertainments –as well as the rivalries fostered by a complex etiquette: these, Louis XIV understood, were the best ways to control rebellious nobility; and so Versailles was born. Happily, the King loved buildings and gardens, and the result was a series of masterpieces. Constant grandeur, however, can weary. At the Grand Trianon, and at Marly, the King created houses where he could live in less ceremonious ways. This lecture will look at the gardens, interiors and furniture created for the Sun King.

Lecture 6:30 PM, followed by cocktails
The New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street, Harriman Room
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)

Cost:
FHS Members tickets at $50 (Click here to purchase your Member ticket)
Non-members & guests at $65 (Click here to purchase your Non-member ticket)

You may also RSVP by phone: 212-759-6846, or by e-mail: fhsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that the September FHS lecture was sold out.
Promptly make your arrangements by credit card in order to avoid disappointment.

Highlights from the New York Chapter Season 2013 ~ 2014

Eiffel SmallMonsieur Eiffel and His Wonderful Tower: Illustrated Lecture and Reception
Presented by David Garrard Lowe, President of the Beaux Arts Alliance
Monday, September 30, 2013
Hosted by Heritage Auctions
445 Park Avenue, New York

Grand Luce SmallA Visit to the Château du Grand-Lucé: 
Restoring and Decorating a Great Country House
Presented by Timothy Corrigan, Award-winning Interior Designer
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Hosted by Bonhams
580 Madison Avenue, New York


Guy Robinson and Olivier Bernier SmallMarie Antoinette: An Illustrated Lecture
Presented by Olivier Bernier, Author and Metropolitan Museum of Art Lecturer
Monday, December 2, 2013
Lecture at 6:30pm, followed by cocktails
Hosted by the Consulate General of France in New York
934 Fifth Avenue, New York

Madame de Pompadour PPT SmallMadame de Pompadour: Mistress of the Arts
Presented by Olivier Bernier
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Lecture at 6:30pm, followed by cocktails
New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street, New York


Dinner Honoring French Artists Natalie Dessay & Philippe Cassard
In celebration of their Carnegie Hall Concert on March 12th
Hosted by Ambassador Gérard Araud, Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations, at the Ambassador's Residence, New York
In support of the 50th Anniversary Season of the Fondation Royaumont and
In memory of Patricia Selch
With generous support from Hermès
Thursday, March 13, 2014

DSC 0443-31William Christie Orchestra SmallConcert by Les Arts Florissants and Reception
Supporting the Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Hosted by the French Consulate

 



Sarah BernhardtSarah Bernhardt: Actress to an Age
Lecture by David Garrard Lowe, President of the Beaux Arts Alliance
Monday, May 5, 2014
Lecture 6:30 PM, followed by cocktails
The New York Junior League


Champagne Reception SmallA Grand Tour of Design: Collecting Across the Globe
Lecture by Brian J. McCarthy, Celebrated Author of "Luminous Interiors"
Monday, June 2, 2014
Lecture 6:30pm, followed by cocktails
The New York Junior League