Discovering Antonio Vivaldi and his Lost Music
Thursday March 30 2023 10:30 am-15:00 pm
Royal Antibes Hotel, 16, Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc - 06600 Antibes
Susan Orlando, Artistic Director of the 'Vivaldi Edition' will present how this project came to be and how it has unfolded over the last 20 years. Susan has been presenting this story to numerous audiences worldwide. For those who love music this is a rare chance to know more about the music of this gifted composer.
In 1930 the National Library in Turin purchased a collection of music manuscripts in the hand of the great Venetian composer, Antonio Vivaldi. The greater part of the collection, made up of no less than 450 works by Vivaldi - hundreds of concertos for various instruments and the only source we have of his sacred music and operas - had never been heard by today's public. Not until 2000 did this music finally resurface with the launching of the Vivaldi Edition, an ambitious recording project aimed at getting this trove of music to the public. To date there are no less than seventy CDs available and there remain but a few years to the project's completion.
This talk will cover the intriguing story of how, upon Vivaldi's death, these music manuscripts made their way from his home in Venice to a palazzo in Genova and finally to Turin. Padding this subject will be much information about Vivaldi, from the famed all-girl's orchestra, with whom he worked all his life, to myriad details on his health, his career as an opera composer and much more.
For more details on the Vivaldi Edition recordings and history visit the website: www.vivaldiedition.net. Apple Music, Spotify and Qobuz offer listeners a playlist comprised of over 4-hours of music from the Vivaldi Edition.
After the talk lunch will be served the menu to be advised later
To be advised later
Price:25€ members; 42€ guests(non members)
This event is subsidised by IWCR
*Closing date for registration is March 23 2023
(Registration not fully paid by closing date will be cancelled and a person on the waiting list will be offered your place.)
If you need more info please contact:Anne Kennedy
06 40 19 56 35 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tales from the Intrepid Traveler
Tuesday April 4 2023 10:30-15:00Le Koudo Restaurant, 28 Promenade des Anglais, 06000 Nice
Birgitta Lindqvist will share her incredible experiences during the Cultural Revolution in China when she was one of the very few foreigners living in Beijing.
Birgitta is a well-known Swedish writer who will also read her own translations of poems by the young poet, Yu Xiu Hua. Birgitta has been following the developments in China since the time of the Cultural Revolution and in 2018 she visited Yu Xiu Hua in the Wuhan Province in China. This is sure to be a fascinating and insightful talk about China, its history and its culture.
On arrival guests will be served coffee, after the talk lunch will be served. Please indicate your choice of menu while registring for the event.
Velouté de la saison
OrSaumon mariné façon Gravlax, à l’aneth et aux saveurs d’agrumes
Cabillaud nacré, purée de patate douce, jus corsé aux framboises fraîches
Quasi de veau à basse température aux aromates, pomme de terre écrasée et légumes de saison
Mousse au Chocolat
Water, coffee and One glass of Wine is included.
*Please choose 2 courses from the above options while registring: One Entree with One Plat principal OR One Entree with One Dessert OR One Plat Principal and One Dessert
Price: €25 Member, €37 Guest(non-member)
*Closing date for registration is March 24 2023.
If you need more info, please contact:
Gabriella Legillon and Lo Mathews email@example.com
Anne Kennedy @ +33 6 40 19 56 35
Parking is available in the surrounding carparks.
Wine Tasting. Learning basic facts of what to look for and how to really taste wine.
Thursday April 13 2023 10:30am-15:00pm
Antibes Royal Hotel, 16, Boulevard Maréchal Leclerc - 06600 Antibes
Juliet Cullinan is a wine educator of renown who will teach us the basic ways to taste and appreciate wine. She will show us what to look for when assessing a wine by using 4 French wines from 4 different regions.
Wine evangelist, devoted epicurean, Cordon Bleu chef, consultant, marketer and promoter of high-quality wines, aesthete, scribe, editor, and CEO of the oldest and most exclusive wine festival in South Africa.
“My abiding love for unique wines and those who make them compels me to showcase the best South African vintages year after year. Being driven to teach the ways of the vine, the why’s of terroir, and all the nuances and traditions wines encompass, I have brought diverse elements of the wine fraternity together for more than 25 years.
Founder and Chief Enthusiastic Oenophile (CEO) of the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival. Hosted for 30 years with sponsorship from Standard Bank for 10 years.
Juliet launched “MONTE CARLO, The Art of Taste”, a glossy high-end magazine showcasing Monte Carlo’s finest in art, fashion, jewellery, and lifestyle. The refined publication unveils international boutique venues and divulges bespoke treasures.”
In May 2018, Juliet was inducted to the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin - "Fraternity of Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup" - is an exclusive Bacchanalian fraternity, founded in 1934.
Juliet has received numerous other awards and has been acknowledged throughout the international wine and food world for her enthusiasm and accomplishments.
Lunch will be served after the talk, menu to be advised later.
To be advised later
A glass of wine, water and coffee will be included.
Price: 25€ members
This event is members only and is subsidised by IWCR
*Closing date for registration is April 7 2023.
If you need more info please contact:Anne Kennedy 06 40 19 56 35 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking available in the Plage parking just over the road.
It is free from 1 October. And street parking is available.
The Envibus - Buses go past here regularly (No 2) (No31)
Walking Tour of Old Nice
Tuesday April 25 2023 10:00-12:30
We will be taking on a walking tour of Old Nice by Jeanne Oliver.
The walking tour will start at 10 am with us meeting at the Opera Vielle Ville tramstop. From here we will begin our walking tour finishing at Le Place Garibaldi.
Jeanne will take us through the streets and lanes of the Vieille Ville, pointing out little-known sights and explaining how the old town developed. You'll hear the stories and legends that shaped Nice's unique culture and learn about the artists, architects, saints, heroes and sinners that shaped Nice's most vibrant neighborhood.
The event is divided into two parts. The walking tour followed by lunch after at the restaurant Le Garibaldi.
When signing up members will only pay for the walking tour.
If you also wish to stay on for lunch, then we need you to reserve for that too so that we can let the restaurant know numbers.
Lunch must be reserved but it will be paid by members individually on the day and the menu will be your own choice. While registering pick your choice of Ticket: Member Ticket -Tour only or Member Ticket Tour with Lunch.
Jeanne Oliver Bio:Jeanne is a travel writer and author who has resided in Nice since 1999. She runs the travel planning website, frenchrivieratraveller.com, but her love of Nice's history and culture prompted her to write Nice Uncovered: Walks Through the Secret Heart of a Historic City. Her book of walking tours has received favorable reviews from The Good Life France and from Mayor Christian Estrosi. (If you can add a link to the book, that would be great. Here it is: https://www.amazon.com/Nice-Uncovered-Through-Secret-Historic/dp/0578359367/
Price for walking tour: €12 members only.
*Closing date for registration is April 18 2023.
If you need more info, please contact:Anne Kennedy 06 40 19 56 35 email@example.com
The Grange - 815 chemin des Gourettes 06370 Mouans-Sartoux