Arts Arena events are designed as international or specifically French-American cultural interactions. The events are free and open to the public; however, reservations are advised, as many events reach capacity and offer standing-room only for those who have not reserved a seat. To guarantee priority seating at all events, please RSVP to Each event is followed by a cocktail reception with the speakers and audience.

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.


 05 June, 2024 at 19:30 - 22:00 on Salle André Marchal, INJA, 56 Boulevard des Invalides, Paris 7e

An outstanding Piano Quartet by alumnae of the Curtis Institute of Music: Shanshan Yao, violin, Haesue Lee, viola, Jean Kim, cello, and in her third Arts Arena performance, Pallavi Mahidhara, piano. Part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Initiative of the Curtis Institute of Music, the all-female quartet will play a […]

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 10 June, 2024 at 19:30 - 21:30 on Hôtel de Talleyrand, George C. Marshall Center, 2 rue Saint Florentin, Paris 1e

Singer-songwriter-composer Rufus Wainwright will be at the Arts Arena on the eve of the world premiere of his “Dream Requiem,” commissioned and performed by the Orchestre Philharmonic de Radio France on June 14.  Called the best songwriter on the planet by Elton John, Wainwright has recorded 11 albums, including the acclaimed “Poses” and “Rufus Does […]

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