D-Day 80th Commemoration Concert Series in France

Normandy & Eastern France provide opportunities to pay musical tribute to thousands of Americans who never returned to America, having given their all for the present freedom of Europe and our country.

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Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day in this Exclusive Concert Series in France

The D-Day 80th Commemoration Concert Series in France includes destinations and musical experiences that remind participants of Franco-American ties and long friendships that date back to the American Revolution in 1776. In 2024, we commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day and the liberation of France.  Normandy (Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery) and Eastern France provide opportunities to pay musical tribute to thousands of Americans who never returned to America, having given their all for the present freedom of Europe and our country.

The American Celebration of Music is a special annual performance-tour program, co-sponsored by local governments, music associations, community organizations, and tourist boards around the globe. In many countries this has developed into a prestigious, recognized, year-long concert-series festival. Recognition of this festival facilitates greater access to performance venues, official publicity, generally very successful concert arrangements, and the ability to touch local cultures in a way that may not be done through other affiliations. This equates to more meaningful musical and emotional experiences for participating performance ensembles.

In Paris on any given day, there are possible as many as 300 difference concerts. The French love and support both traditional and contemporary musical performances. Paris was “second Vienna” for French musicians and composers including Berlioz, Auger, Gounod, Saint-Saens, Franck, Faure, Ravel, Debussy, and many others. France boasts many music festivals throughout the country, particularly in the summer months. The potential availability of prestigious and gorgeous venues in Paris alone is staggering. Imagine a performance by your musicians in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Les Invalides, La Madeleine, La Trinite, Jardins du Luxembourg, St. Roch, the American Cathedral, St. Severin, or a French château! Your concert tour is truly enriched with your surroundings of art history, architecture, and beauty that is best experienced “first hand.”

SAMPLE ITINERARY

ROUEN / CAEN / PARIS

DAY ONE:

  • Departure via scheduled airline service to Paris, France

DAY TWO:

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Meet your MCI Tour Manager, who will assist the group to the awaiting motorcoach for transfer to Caen
  • Time permitting, stop en route at Rouen to see the Cathedral. In the Place de la Cathédrale stands the Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, one of the largest and most magnificent in France. The most striking feature is the elaborately articulated west front which was several times painted by Claude Monet
  • Late afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

DAY THREE:

  • Morning excursion to Coleville to perform a short memorial recital, and participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the American Cemetery, site of the June 6th Normandy Invasion
  • Return to Caen for sightseeing including a visit to the Peace Memorial. The Memorial, to the northwest of the town center, is a modern Peace Museum, built of light-colored sandstone in the form of a square block (architect Jacques Millet). Its themes are the two world wars and the means of ensuring and preserving peace. Also pass the Abbaye-aux-Hommes, built by William the Conqueror
  • Performance as part of the D-Day 80th Commemoration Concert Series in France

DAY FOUR:

  • Transfer to Paris
  • Enjoy an orientation tour of Paris including stops at the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Latin Quarter, etc.

DAY FIVE:

  • Half-day guided tour of Paris historique, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs Elysees, Luxembourg Palace and Gardens, Place de la Bastille, and other highlights
  • Performance as part of the D-Day 80th Commemoration Concert Series in France

DAY SIX:

  • Enjoy an afternoon tour of Paris artistique, including entrance to the Louvre, the largest and greatest art museum in the world
  • Evening Farewell Dinner

DAY SEVEN:

  • Transfer to one of Paris’s airports for return flight

AMERICAN CELEBRATION OF MUSIC IN FRANCE

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You can also call us at 800-395-2036
or send us an email at info@musiccelebrations.com

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