Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – An all-Gershwin Concert by the Nice Philharmonic at the Opera House, preceded by a fine lunch just next door.

Saturday,  December 9th, 2017 – An all-Gershwin Concert by the Nice Philharmonic at the Opera House, preceded by a fine lunch just next door.

Dear Members,

Our last event of the year – for Members only – will be a feast of music by George Gershwin, probably America’s greatest composer

At its 4 PM  matinee, the Nice Philharmonic will play Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Concerto in F,  Rhapsody in Blue, and An American in Paris. As his brother Ira Gershwin wrote:  Who could ask for anything more?!

The concert will be preceded by a lunch at Le Grand Balcon restaurant, which so many of us enjoyed in April 2016.

Prices:  Lunch only €35; Concert Ticket €27 (to be handed out by Jeanette during lunch); Lunch and concert ticket €62.  We are not offering the concert alone.

IMPORTANT: We expect this event to be fully booked. Members will be given priority on a first come-first served basis according to the date we receive payment for your reservation. Kindly confirm your RSVP as soon as possible. 

We need to receive your reservation payment no later than THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30th UNLESS SOLD OUT BEFORE. Cancellations past this date are subject to payment. Please note that our recent events have been sold out before the final booking date, so please book quickly. Without payment your reservation cannot be confirmed. There will be no payments accepted on the day. When booking, please indicate your menu choices. 


Champagne / kir cocktail and appetisers

Tomato and strawberry gazpacho, and fresh goat cheese nougat (1)
Crispy Zucchini pie and home-made pesto (2)
Cruditées and fresh tuna salad (3)


White bream with sun-dried tomatoes and basil jus (1)
Farm chicken medallions with Menton lemon sauce glaze and fresh tagliatelle (2)
Purple artichoke risotto (3)


Mixed sorbet with limoncello (1)
Chocolate fondant cake and vanilla ice cream (2)
cheese platter and local green salad (3)


Coffee and petit fours

All served with Cote de Provence wines and waters.

How to pay:
Payment by any one of the 3 methods indicated below:
1. Pay Pal or credit card:

December 9th – Lunch & Gershwin Concert by the Nice Philharmonic

2. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN BANK DETAILS. Bank transfer (free for EU member states):
BIC: PRIVFRPP   IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126
Bank: Barclays France SA, Cannes Account: American Club of the Riviera.

3. Check payable to The American Club of the Riviera, and sent to our Co-President, Mr Burton Gintell, at Palais de la Plage Ent A, 1 Avenue Laugier, 06400 Cannes, France.

Times and Locations: 13:00 – 15:30 – Reception and Lunch at Le Grand Balcon, 10 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300 Nice. next door to the Nice Opera House

16:00 – 18:00 – Nice Philharmonic concert at the Opera House, 4-6 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300 Nice.

Dress Code:  Smart Casual

Parking:  Garages: Sulzer or Cours Saleya

For any questions: please contact Jeanette on 06 48 62 39 72 or

Please join us for a pre-Christmas lunch, and a concert of splendid American music by the Nice Philharmonic.

Beathe-Jeanette Lunde and Burton Gintell
Co-Presidents – American Club of the Riviera