A special "Cultural Thursday" to celebrate Bastille Day [fr]
The Embassy of France to the Philippines, in partnership with the Alliance française de Manille and with the support of Giffard Philippines and Savoroso Inc., welcomed an enthusiastic and lively audience for the 8th edition of Les Jeudis culturels (Cultural Thursdays) last July 18.
This month’s edition, which took place four days after the French National Day, was themed "Bastille Thursday" as Filipino soprano Rachelle Gerodias, Korean baritone Byeong In Park, and pianist Dingdong Fiel revisited pieces by the great composers of France – from Bizet to Gounod and Fauré, as well as a solo interpretation of Debussy’s Fireworks. The second part featured familiar pieces composed by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Tosti, Puccini, Verdi and Gershwin.
Indeed, this grand evening symbolized the spirit of Bastille Day - a festive moment for everyone to come together to celebrate the universal values that we all cherish: liberté, égalité, fraternité.