Every Sunday at the Botanical Garden - Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà Kick off Space for Life's The Arts Put on a Show

MONTRÉAL, May 7, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - 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 Garden. Art 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 House will be appealing to visitors' senses, with an all-new multimedia installation by Michel Gauthier, Thierry Dubreuil and Michael Moisseeff.

Centre Stage series
May 184 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

May 25

Louise Bédard (dance), in the Alpine Garden
4ailes (string quartet), among the lilacs
Restful garden, among the flowering crabapples
Klô Pelgag; A 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

June 8

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

June 15

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

June 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

June 29

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 Fiset; A piano in the Rose Garden series

July 13

Restful garden, in the Aquatic Garden
Romantic operatic duet and pianist, around the large ponds
Olivier St-Pierre (Indian music), among the lindens

July 20

Catherine Viens (circus), in the Aquatic Garden
Espaces sonores illimités (boats) around the large ponds
Restful garden, among the lindens
Alex Nevsky; A piano in the Rose Garden series

July 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

August 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 Neher; A piano in the Rose Garden series

August 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 Duruisseau; A piano in the Rose Garden series

August 24

La Messe Basse and Maxime Charbonneau (poetry), in the Shrub Garden
Restful garden, in the Useful Plants Garden
Louise Bédard (dance), in the Perennial Garden
Kathryn Samman (jazz); A piano in the Rose Garden series

August 31

Restful garden, in the Shrub Garden
Kite Trio (jazz), in the Useful Plants Garden
Louise Bédard (dance), in the Perennial Garden

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
http://espacepourlavie.ca/en/seasons

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

 

SOURCE Espace pour la vie

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