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Welcome to the alliance française

For nearly 100 years Alliance Française d’Omaha is committed to supporting, educating and nourishing our community through cultural and educational programs.  We dedicate our efforts toward three essential goals:

  • Spreading awareness of French and Francophone culture

  • Offering French language classes for all

  • Promoting cultural diversity

 Consider joining the AFO!  Members and non-members alike are welcome to attend our events.

 

Brava et bravo:

le cabaret français!

 Chanteuse Anne-Marie Kenny and Pianiste Sean Kelly.

Chanteuse Anne-Marie Kenny and Pianiste Sean Kelly.

 Maître de Cérémonie Danny Denenberg sings a duet with Anne-Marie Kenny.

Maître de Cérémonie Danny Denenberg sings a duet with Anne-Marie Kenny.

Over 100 guests recently attended Au Cabaret Français, a musical fundraising event for the Alliance Française d’Omaha on November 2nd at Happy Hollow Country Club. Wine and conversation flowed as guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and bid on a wonderful array of silent auction items.

The evening’s pièce de resistance was a cabaret-style performance by Chanteuse Anne-Marie Kenny, who captivated everyone with her charming, emotional, and poignant interpretations of some of the greatest French chansons, such as Edith Piaf’s La vie en rose, Jacques Brel’s Ne me quitte pas, and songs from the musical Les Misérables. All were enthralled as Anne-Marie effortlessly moved from English to French, introducing each song with a story. Joining her on-stage was Opera Omaha’s Head of Music Sean Kelly, as well as featured soloist and Master of Ceremonies Danny Denenberg.

The Alliance Française d’Omaha thanks all of the wonderful guests who attended our Cabaret Français and helped make it special. I can’t remember an evening more enjoyable—like spending the evening with all of the great French singers and composers. Hats off to Anne-Marie Kenny, Sean Kelly and Denny Denenberg for entertaining us as only the French can do.
— Holly Richmond, President, Alliance Française d'Omaha

Additional photos of the guests and the performance will soon be added to this website’s Gallerie page. 

Winter Session Starts 12 janvier

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Winter Class Schedule is here!

Plus, we’ve streamlined our class registration process for your convenience - it’s a snap! Winter classes begin January 12th - BOOK NOW to reserve your spot. It’s going to be a great 2019!

 

JOIN US FOR L’APÉRO OF THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF each month, 5:30-7:30 P.M.

In case you haven’t heard, this is an occasion to relax once a month with  your fellow Omaha francophiles. “Apéro” is short for “Aperitif”, French for cocktail!
Venez tous! Your French speaking skills will be on display, but be assured that ALL levels of fluency are welcome.

Please note that no Apéro is scheduled during the month of December. Our next Apéro will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019, with the location to be announced soon. Please plan on joining us in the new year!

No admission fee or reservation required.

 

vivE l'alliance!

Celebrating a Culture that Helped Shape a City - by Mike Kelly, Columnist, Omaha World Herald

Click HERE for the full article.

 
 
  Join us at Nosh Wine Lounge on Nov. 17th!

Join us at Nosh Wine Lounge on Nov. 17th!

 
  SAVE THE DATE for our Holiday Party: VIVE LE TEMPS D’HIVER ! - le 9 décembre.

SAVE THE DATE for our Holiday Party: VIVE LE TEMPS D’HIVER ! - le 9 décembre.

 
  Next discussion at  Désir de lire  will be the book  Les liaisons dangereuses  on January 20th!

Next discussion at Désir de lire will be the book Les liaisons dangereuses on January 20th!

 
  Learn how you can support the Alliance!

Learn how you can support the Alliance!


  Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917.  During this time,  Felix Despecher  was the   first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of Creighton's dental school.

Postcard image of Omaha, NE in 1917. During this time, Felix Despecher was the first President of the Alliance Française d'Omaha, Ralston mayor and long-time faculty member of Creighton's dental school.

 
 

Fondation Alliance Française

The Alliance Française was created in Paris in 1883 and is the leading cultural network worldwide, with 850 chapters in 136 countries on all five continents. It is a non-profit organization with no political or religious ties.  The Federation of Alliances Françaises USA serves as a bridge between the Alliances in the United States and the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris.  In Omaha, our chapter fosters the historical friendship between the United States and France; and the sustained mission we share: to support French language and French speaking cultures as they are practiced around the globe.