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Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà Kick off Space for Life’s The Arts Put on a Show

Every Sunday at the Botanical Garden
Montréal, May 7, 2014 - 

This summer, Montréal Space for Life invites you to take the time to enjoy the enchanting, flower-filled setting of the Montréal Botanical Garden. On May 18, Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà will have the privilege of kicking off the summer program of activities, The Arts Put on a Show at the GardenArt will be in the spotlight at this uniquely beautiful Montréal venue. All summer long, some big-name performers will be playing in the Centre Stage series, while visitors can look forward to a series of intimate encounters with artists every Sunday in different gardens in bloom. Poets, musicians, storytellers and circus performers will add a magical touch to their surroundings, enhancing the various gardens’ tremendous beauty. For even more fragrances, sounds, images and light, the Spirits of the Tree exhibition at the Frédéric Back Tree Pavilion will be appealing to visitors’ senses, with an all-new multimedia installation by Michel Gautier, Thierry Dubreuil and Michael Moisseeff.

 

Centre Stage series


May 18 – 4 p.m. - Têtes-de-violon: Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà
For this unique concert in an exceptional setting at the Botanical Garden, violinist Angèle Dubeau draws from a varied musical repertoire ranging from familiar melodies to new discoveries. She makes the music speak to her listeners, in this image-filled escape from the everyday.

Each artist will offer audiences splendid outdoor musical moments:

July 27 storyteller Michel Faubert
August 3 soprano Marie-Josée Lord
August 31 singer Pierre Lapointe


The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden


Every Sunday, from May 18 to August 31, in different gardens in bloom, from noon to 4 p.m.
Artistic direction by Charles Dauphinais

As you stroll through the gardens, the sweet notes of a recorder will lead you to the lilacs. Next, you can take a seat under a willow to listen to musicians playing from boats floating on the pond, then dance the tango in the Rose Garden. Visitors of all ages can look forward to moments of pure delight in the gardens in bloom!

MAY
18

Voces boreales vocal ensemble, in the Alpine Garden

BarbuZébelle (storyteller and musicians), among the lilacs

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Louise Bédard (dance), in the Alpine Garden

4ailes (string quartet), among the lilacs

Restful garden, among the flowering crabapples

Klô PelgagA piano in the Rose Garden series

JUNE
1

Restful garden, in the Alpine Garden

La Messe Basse (poetry), among the lilacs

Constantinople ensemble (music), among the flowering crabapples

 
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Masu Také ensemble (Japanese music) and Julie Desrosiers (puppets on stilts), in the Leslie Hancock Garden 

Romantic operatic duet and pianist, in the Flowery Brook garden

Restful garden, in the Rose Garden

Pierrot Fournier sings Brel; A piano in the Rose Garden series

 
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Restful garden, in the Leslie Hancock Garden

Isabeau and Mélisande Corriveau (harp and viola de gamba), in the Flowery Brook garden

Tango Libre, in the Rose Garden

Jazz pianist; A piano in the Rose Garden series

22

Catherine Viens (storytelling and circus) and LaboKracBoom (stilts and accordion duet), in the Leslie Hancock Garden

Restful garden, in the Flowery Brook garden

4ailes (string quartet), in the Rose Garden

 
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Les productions Kalabanté (African music) and the Baronnes Bleues (circus: music and stilts), in the Leslie Hancock Garden

La Messe Basse (poetry), in the Flowery Brook garden

Restful garden, in the Rose Garden

JULY
6

Catherine Viens (circus), in the Aquatic Garden

Restful garden around the large ponds

Espaces sonores illimités (recorders), among the lindens

Marjorie FisetA piano in the Rose Gardenseries

 
13

Jardin de repos dans le Jardin aquatique

Romantic operatic duet and pianist, around the large ponds 

Olivier St-Pierre (Indian music), among the lindens

20

Catherine Viens (circus), in the Aquatic Garden

Espaces sonores illimités (boats) around the large ponds

Restful garden, among the lindens

Alex NevskyA piano in the Rose Gardenseries

 
27

Guillaume Paquin and Mélanie Dupuis (circus), in the Aquatic Garden 

Restful garden, around the large ponds

Forestare (music), among the lindens

AUGUST
3

Restful garden, in the Aquatic Garden

Isabeau and Mélisande Corriveau (harp and viola de gamba) around the large ponds

Atypique - Le Collectif (dance), among the lindens

 
10

Un et un font mille (theatre), in the Shrub Garden

Restful garden, in the Useful Plants Garden

L’Atelier de Jazz Vocal de Montréal, in the Perennial Garden

Carl-Matthieu NeherA piano in the Rose Garden series

 
17

Espaces sonores illimités (time and nature music), in the Shrub Garden

Tango Libre, in the Useful Plants Garden

Restful garden, in the Perennial Garden

Angélique DuruisseauA piano in the Rose Garden series

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La Messe Basse and Maxime Charbonneau (poetry), in the Shrub Garden 

Restful garden, in the Useful Plants Garden

Lucie Grégoire (dance), in the Perennial Garden

Kathryn Samman (jazz); A piano in the Rose Garden series

 
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Restful garden, in the Shrub Garden

Kite Trio (jazz), in the Useful Plants Garden

Lucie Grégoire (dance), in the Perennial Garden

 

About Montréal Space for Life

Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Botanical Garden, Biodôme, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. These four prestigious Montréal municipal institutions form Canada's largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.

For further information and to purchase tickets online, see our website espacepourlavie.ca/en/seasons.

Full program and details: http://bit.ly/artsgarden

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Karine Jalbert
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514 872-1453 / 514 250-3230
IXION Communications / Judith Dubeau
514 495-8176

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