16 December 2006
Jay Gottlieb to appear on the Mezzo channel
A television broadcast of a recital given at the Chatelet Theatre by the Paris-based American pianist Jay Gottlieb--a beloved member of the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation's Advisory Board--will be aired on Mezzo:
Sunday, 17 December at 10:45pm French time
Monday, 18 December at 3:55pm
Sunday, 24 December at 12:45pm
Tuesday, 26 December at 5:30 am and
Thursday, 28 December at 6:00pm
Jay performs music of composers Philip Glass, John Adams and Charles Ives.
08 December 2006
Audrey Hepburn to be honoured
As part of its contininuing series of events commemorating British creative artists who lived in and are buried in Switzerland, and which has already celebrated the lives and work of James Mason, Richard Burton and Graham Greene, the Foundation will early in 2007 pay tribute to the elfin British actress Audrey Hepburn, whose home and grave are in the village of Tolochenaz, near Morges, on Lake Geneva.
The event will take the form of an illustrated talk on Audrey Hepburn's remarkable career and her enduring appeal--the iconic black dress she wore in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's has just set a world record of £468,000 at a charity auction--followed by a celebration dinner near Tolochenaz, at which several local personalities who knew her personally will be in atttendance.
02 December 2006
Marie-Stéphanie Janecek performs the Dvořák Cello Concerto
The Swiss-born cellist Marie-Stéphanie Janecek, a Foundation-supported artist, performed Antonin Dvořák's Cello Concerto in B minor to high acclaim with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington, Indiana, on 1 December, 2006. Ms Janecek, who received a standing ovation, is presently studying in Bloomington at Indiana University under the renowned cellist Janos Starker.
The conductor was the Foundation's Artistic Director, Geoffrey Simon, who formed the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra in 1969. Maestro Simon's continuing contact with the orchestra, including recently appearing with it as a guest conductor for its 35th anniversary concert, led to Ms Janecek's performance, under the auspices of the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation.
For more information on Ms Janecek's appearance with the Bloomington Symphony, please visit its website.
07 November 2006
The Foundation's name has changed...
On 8 October 2006 the Anglo-Suisse Artistic Foundation took the decision to change its name, in order to reflect its recent growth and broadening horizons.
It was felt that the name "Swiss Global Artistic Foundation" would accurately apply to the Foundation's present activities while well serving the organisation's planned future development. The name has been duly registered in Switzerland and the UK.
The Foundation's structure and charity status remain the same.
The new website address is www.swissglobal.org, but the previous website address will forward to the new address for the foreseeable future. The Foundation's email addresses are now [firstnamelastname @ swissglobal.org] although emails sent to the previous addresses will likewise be forwarded.
The change of name was formally announced at the Soirée for Investec on 12 October in Geneva.