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Additional special events are reserved for Arts Arena members as part of our ArtsArenaPLUS program. These have included a private Chopin recital at the Place Vendôme jeweler Chaumet in the room where Chopin wrote his last music and died, a talk by bestselling author Alan Riding about his latest book, at the home of the Director of the Arts Arena, followed by dinner with the author, and a private concert by the Curtis Institute of Music chamber ensemble at a home overlooking the Luxembourg gardens. For information on becoming a member, please click here.

December 6, 2022



Location: Cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens, 98 boulevard Montparnasse, Paris 14e, Paris

While literary correspondent for Italy’s Corriere della Sera, Livia Manera Sambuy became friends with America’s literary giant Philip Roth. In 2010-2011, with French director William Karel, she made a documentary film on Roth, co-produced by Cinetévé, Arte, and RAI. A decade later, she would write an expanded English-language film, Philip… View More