Le Salon de Musiques – Chamber Music in San Diego, La Jolla – Chamber Music Series

Welcome to
Le Salon de Musiques Celebrating Our 12th Anniversary!
NOW IN LA JOLLA
Welcome to Le Salon De Musiques — a concert experience unlike any other. There is no stage! Up-close seating allows you to enjoy chamber music the way it was meant to be shared. Following the concert, meet the artists and fellow concert-goers while sipping champagne and savoring a buffet of French cuisine. It’s an afternoon you will not soon forget, an experience that will enrich your life unlike any other form of entertainment.
After 11 years in Los Angeles, we’re providing this unique experience to San Diegans — 9 exciting events at our new venue in La Jolla.

Introduced by Musicologist

Act 1 The Concert

By removing the stage, our concerts offer a more personal experience to music lovers of all ages. Introduced by a musicologist each performance will allow you to familiarize yourself with chamber music and get to the real essence of the music — feeling the vibrations of each instrument. The magical connection between chamber music pieces and your senses is something you must experience for yourself.

Conducted by Musicologist

Act 2 Conversation, Champagne, Cuisine

After the performance, the exchange between you and the artists continues at an elegant post-concert buffet featuring French cuisine and champagne. You’ll mingle with them — getting the opportunity to exchange ideas, share emotions and discover their passions and extensive knowledge of the masterpieces they have performed and their composers.
Our desire is to bring together an audience of disparate backgrounds —music lovers who believe this form of melodic artistry brings out the best in humanity. The unforgettable concert experience, filled with inexplicable beauty, is a true feast for the senses.

a Unique Musical Experience

MEET THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Francois Chouchan, Founder and Artistic Director

Acclaimed French-American pianist François Chouchan, founder and artistic director of Le Salon de Musiques, is a sensitive and generous artist. His beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation have been highly praised. Learn more.

MEET THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Francois Chouchan, Founder and Artistic Director

Acclaimed French-American pianist François Chouchan, founder and artistic director of Le Salon de Musiques, is a sensitive and generous artist. His beauty of sound, clarity of texture and integrity of interpretation have been highly praised. Learn more.

OUR MUSICOLOGISTS

Charissa Noble

Charissa Noble is an experimental vocalist and musicologist, and currently teaches music history at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2019), and previously earned an M.A. in music history at San Diego State University with a secondary emphasis in 20th Century American Art (2013).

Michael Bane

Michael Bane received his PhD in musicology from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in classical guitar from Northwestern University. His research interests include the music of the French Baroque, Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, and American popular music. He has published widely, and he spent a year in Paris as a Fulbright fellow.

AND MUSICOLOGISTS

Charissa Noble

Charissa Noble is an experimental vocalist and musicologist, and currently teaches music history at San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz (2019), and previously earned an M.A. in music history at San Diego State University with a secondary emphasis in 20th Century American Art (2013).

Michael Bane

Michael Bane received his PhD in musicology from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s degree in classical guitar from Northwestern University. His research interests include the music of the French Baroque, Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, and American popular music. He has published widely, and he spent a year in Paris as a Fulbright fellow.

Le Salon de Musique – The French Connection

Inspired by Marie Antoinette

Long before she was convicted of treason and put to death by guillotine, Marie Antoinette was the architect of the first Le Salon de Musique at Versailles.

What The Critics Say

OUR NEW VENUE - THE Historic LA JOLLA WOMAN'S CLUB

The La Jolla Woman’s Club, located in the heart of La Jolla Village – 7791 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 – is a magical setting for any special occasion — with its exquisite private gardens, historic Irving Gill building and ocean view. The club hosts private events such as weddings, non-profit fundraisers, receptions, lectures, dinners, celebrations of life, retreats and educational meetings — and now Le Salon de Musiques.

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