We welcome your support of the American Friends of Les Arts Florissants
The American Friends of Les Arts Florissants, a 501(c)3 charitable corporation, was established in 2012 to strengthen the ties between Les Arts Florissants and American audiences, musicians and singers.
By raising funds in the United States, American Friends supports Les Arts Florissants’ international and U.S. tours, concerts, recitals, and events such as the Dans les Jardins de William Christie Festival held annually in the Vendée region of France. AFLAF’s support also helps to provide training and education through the annual Jardin des Voix program for young singers and to preserve and disseminate European music of the 17th and 18th century.
The France-based, internationally acclaimed Baroque vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants was founded in 1979 by Franco-American conductor William Christie.
Under Christie’s extraordinary leadership and unparalleled artistic vision, Les Arts Florissants has played a pioneering role in rediscovering and reenergizing France's Baroque repertoire, developing new French and American talent, and bringing exciting and fresh musical performances to a wide range of audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
American Friends of Les Arts Florissants Board of Directors
Françoise Girard, Chair
Nizam Kettaneh, Treasurer
Benjamin Sosland, Secretary
Susan L. Baker