Last-minute: American Chamber of Commerce Cocktail

A bit last minute, but perhaps some of us might be interested!

The Lyon American Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a social cocktail at the Auditorium Orchestre National de Lyon this Thursday, January 6, from 6:00 to 7:30. The event is free and open to the expat community.

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If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Alexia Marchetto by tomorrow morning (Wednesday morning).

There will also be a free concert after the cocktail. Unfortunately, the RSVP deadline for the concert has already passed.

Free Concerts at l'Opera de Lyon

Not food related, but delicious nonetheless: The Opera of Lyon is kicking off 2011 with a bunch of free noon concerts. Grab a sandwich and/or a drink and join other Lyonnais for an hour of music in the soothingly cool ambiance of the l'Amphiopera, the Opera's own jazzy cafe.

These free noon concerts are often VERY popular. If you can, plan to be at the Opera 1/2 hour before showtime. Simply enter the Opera and there will be many friendly ushers to direct you.

January 5 & 7 at 12h30
Performed by percussions students from the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur Musique et Danse (CNSMD) of Lyon.

Jazz Motown Revival
January 19 & 21 at 12h30
Performed by eleven musicians from the department of jazz at the Conservatoire de Lyon.

January 26 & 28 at 12h30
A lovely way to get to know French music and songs. There will be two singing performances by:

Hélène Piris, voice, cello
Frédérik Bertrand, alto
Didier Roguet, violin
Marion Cordier, voice
Juliette Zanon, accordion