Are summers are so short in Quebec that you grasp every opportunity to get outside and reconnect with nature? Well, here’s your chance to celebrate summer and music at the same time, comfortably seated in front of a stage nestled under the crabapple trees. Every Sunday afternoon, from June 25 to August 27, Montréal Space for Life invites everyone to the fourth season of The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden. As part of its 2017 Here’s to Life! program of activities, 10 intimate concerts will be presented in the very heart of the Montréal Botanical Garden, a peaceful and verdant setting for music lovers. Before the show, listeners will want to enjoy this unique opportunity to admire the peonies, irises, lilies and daylilies in glorious bloom in the Flowery Brook garden or to stroll through the many impressively authentic cultural gardens.
The 2017 line-up, put together by artistic director Jean-François Gagnon and producer Sylvie Lavoie, throws the spotlight on local songwriters, composers and performers. The various artists have been asked to give acoustic shows focusing on “natural” music without complex arrangements, so you can look forward to discovering their repertoire in a simple, unadorned style. It’s a chance for audiences to appreciate the very essence of the melodies, lyrics and songs, through the many performances in this splendid natural setting.
These 10 talented artists will be joyfully combining the arts and nature, for your listening pleasure.
June 25, 2017
The Lost Fingers kick off the season in fabulous style, with the strains of their Gjango gypsy jazz and their favourite classics.
July 2, 2017
Guy Bélanger invites you to join him on his new musical adventure, at the crossroads of blues and folk.
July 9, 2017
Vincent Vallières looks forward to hosting you in a pleasant garden and sharing his contemporary poetry.
July 16, 2017
Carlos Placeres invites you to celebrate under our flowering crabapple trees with his all-new show, Fiesta Cubana.
July 23, 2017
Karen Young and Coral Egan invite you into the family fold, as they finally come together to sing their favourite tunes.
July 30, 2017
Catherine Major holds nothing back as she performs her eclectic, passionate repertoire.
August 6, 2017
Luce Dufault marries her warm voice with the naturally theatrical setting of the Botanical Garden to offer us a unique, privileged musical interlude.
August 13, 2017
Marie-Élaine Thibert celebrates nature’s splendours as she shares her finest tunes with us.
August 20, 2017
Shawn Phillips is sure to delight all fans of 1960s and 70s folk rock.
August 27, 2017
Louis-Jean Cormier returns to his first love with an intimate performance, the perfect showcase for his poetry.
Shows are free with admission to the Botanical Garden. For the complete program, see calendrier.espacepourlavie.ca/the-arts-put-on-a-show-at-the-garden.
Come take a jazz break with evening cocktails
Here’s to life!
As we mark our city’s 375th anniversary this year, Montréal Space for Life is saluting life and everything it gives us. Our institutions are hosting a captivating and festive program of activities bringing us all together to celebrate nature that heals, feeds and inspires us. (#Herestolife)
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