Noël au Château
Join us in December for a special event "au chateau". The Josylyn Castle will be beautifully decorated for the holidays. We are delighted to announce that the evening's entertainment will include violinist Arthur Masyuk — and a surprise guest, plus a fun Raffle and Auction, thanks to some generous members.
5:00 p.m. Arrive, mingle, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres
5:45 p.m. Programme in Sarah Joslyn’s Music Room
6:20 p.m. Dîner “à table”
$60 for members
$65 for non-members
$40 for student members (those with a current AFO student membership)
This price includes the programme entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, coffee and water, tax and gratuity. A vegetarian main-course option can be made at time of order. Wines at $5-7 per glass will be “a la carte” and paid for by the individual.
RSVP INFORMATION- December 3rd Deadline!
For convenience and efficiency, we are asking that attendees register and pay in advance by the Dec. 3rd deadline. This ensures that the AFO is not responsible for registrants that do not show up, or cancel after the Dec 1st deadline.
Help Support Our Events & Programmes!
Did you know your Alliance subsidizes some of the costs for our events to ensure they are affordable for all? If you'd like to help subsidize our programs and events, please consider a donation to our programming fund!
For those not registering and paying online:
- Please email your RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please indicate full names for each person in your party (for name tags), type of membership or guest, and if any vegetarian main courses are requested.
- Send your check to Alliance Française, 7914 W. Dodge Road – Suite 102, Omaha NE 68114 and please postmark your mailed payment by Nov 30th to ensure your reservation is secured.
Cancellations are accepted up to Dec. 1st with full refund less $3 processing fee per order.
We hope to see you!
Limited space... please reserve early, well before Dec 3rd!
We'll begin with French carols sung by all, followed by wonderful music performed by Arthur Masyuk, violinist - Nigun (Improvisation) No. 2 from Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) , Ernest Bloch (1880–1959)
About the Artist
Arthur Masyuk is currently at DePaul University in Chicago completing his MM Violin Performance. Arthurperforms in the Chicago area and teaches violin. He also holds a BA in French Language & Literature from Indiana University. Arthur frequents Alliance Française de Chicago and is excited to join AFO. His message to us: Grand Merci à toutes et à tous!
The artist's reflections on the Composition:
"The unique and virtuosic Baal Shem Suite exploits the violin’s dramatic range and its technique. The Suite’s second piece, Nigun, I most easily put as a “Jewish prayer rendered on the violin”: its swollen cries and, conversely, its retreating whispers fit perfectly the violin’s capacity for caprice."
“On the Eve of AFO’s Centennial”
One hundred years ago in February 1917, a Frenchman named Felix Despecher founded the Omaha chapter of the Alliance Française. In his life, he was head of the Creighton Dental School, Mayor of Ralston, and AFO Président for 23 years. If he could only see us now!
Raffle Drawing and One-item Auction - proceeds to support AFO cultural and educational programs!
1er et 2ème Prix: Very fine bottle of wine and/or champagne
3ème Prix: Professional Corkscrew Kit
Live Auction: “Be Wined and Dined”
A gastronomic experience extraordinaire: 3 outstanding wines and 3 sumptuous courses. Bid on a dinner for 4 people hosted by Monsieur et Madame Behr, prepared by Chef Cédric Fichepain at Le Voltaire Restaurant. Un grand merci à Chris et Sue Behr !