Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary - Official program - March 10 to March 16, 2017 - Montréal to Host a World Premiere

MONTREAL, March 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting on March 11 the public will have the opportunity to attend the world premiere of the reinvented Rogers Waters classic, "Another Brick In The Wall", presented by the Opéra de Montréal as part of Montreal's 375th anniversary.  Also starting on that date, the Urban Sugar Shack will be making the rounds of all 18 boroughs in the city, allowing for anyone with a sweet tooth to get their sugar fix only a few minutes from home. Lastly, from March 16 through April 16, the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) invites you to discover the Aime comme Montréal exhibit.

NEW EVENTS

Another Brick in The Wall - The Opera
The Opéra de Montréal presents the world premiere of Another Brick In The Wall – The Opera, based on the legendary work by Roger Waters, The Wall.  This blockbuster production brings together onstage eight soloists – including celebrated Quebec baritone Étienne Dupuis – 48 choral singers and 70 musicians. Developing  this unique opera for a Montreal stage is particularly meaningful to Mr. Waters, who first came up with the idea for the project after attending a concert at Montreal's Olympic Stadium in 1977.
March 11 to March 26Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/another-brick-in-the-wall-lopera-2/

Urban Sugar Shack
This sugaring off season, the Urban Sugar Shack invites Montrealers to visit its old-fashioned, mobile barn and taste some maple taffy. The mobile barn will be making the rounds of Montreal's 18 boroughs to ensure that sweet tooths of all ages are able to enjoy the gooey goodness. These family-friendly festivities will include musicians and storytellers, and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other treats will be on hand.  All voluntary contributions will go to the Joy of Eating Better Foundation.
March 11 to April 30 – Throughout the 18 boroughs of Montreal
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/la-cabane-a-sucre-urbaine-314/

Aime comme Montréal at the BAnQ
Aime comme Montréal presents a photography project featuring 60 inspiring intercultural couples living here in Montreal. By publishing a book and mounting their exhibit in some of Montreal's most iconic places, Aime comme Montréal aims to celebrate diversity in the city.
March 16 to April 16Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/aime-comme-montreal-a-la-banq-121/

ONGOING EVENTS

POSSIBLES
Once a month throughout 2017, POSSIBLES presents works by 12 emerging artists from 12 different disciplines, in collaboration with 12 partners, in 12 unique Montreal locations.
March 16École Paul-Gérin-Lajoie d'Outremont 
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/possibles-18/

Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours - En route vers le Festival 
Country evenings: a reminder of the history and relevance of country music in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
Every Friday from February 3 to July 28 at 8:00 p.m. – Bistro Le Ste-Cath
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/le-country-de-la-colonisation-a-nos-jours-en-route-vers-le-festival-252/

Tomorrow People
The "Tomorrow" exhibit, hosted at OBORO, kicks off a year devoted to Aboriginal artists from nations across current-day Canada. Skawennati tells analog and digital stories that examine the notion of time and identity, while machinamas (a technique using video sequences filmed inside virtual spaces), digital prints, photographs and sculptures deftly blend history, tradition, cyberspace and science fiction.
February 4 to March 18, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – OBORO
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/le-monde-de-demain-298/

La guirlande du 375e
Creative workshops will be held at Centre culturel Georges-Vanier as part of the event La guirlande du 375e. Le Carrefour d'éducation populaire de Pointe-Saint-Charle is offering the creation and collective decoration of a 1,400 metre-long garland that will dress the streets of the Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood. Several workshops on various techniques of painting and printing on canvas will be offered in different places of the district in a creative atmosphere where participants will be able to develop their artistic talents. The garland will be hung in the neighbourhood during a vernissage gathering to be held during Montreal's 375th anniversary.
March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 – Centre culturel Georges-Vanier
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/la-guirlande-du-375-303/

Curling en lumière
Discover the magic of Curling en lumière, a brand-new activity that's free for the whole family at the 375th Hivernales. MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE sheds new light on curling by taking the time-honoured game outdoors and to dazzling new heights. For a truly unique and interactive experience, try your hand at tossing the rocks against the brilliant backdrop of a light and sound performance.
February 23 to March 11Place des Festivals, Quartier des spectacles
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/curling-en-lumiere-5/
 

Illuminart
The massive Illuminart project is a program of technological works launched as part of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE and the festivities of the 375th anniversary of Montreal. The installations, placed throughout the Quartier des spectacles and elsewhere in the Ville-Marie borough, feature illuminating, interactive, immersive and cutting-edge creations.
February 23 to March 11 – Downtown
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/illuminart-13/

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
A pop-up art gallery will appear in several locations throughout the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
As of December 21 – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 Saint-Hubert Street) and De Gaspé Park (6699 De Gaspé Avenue)
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/mtl375-rosemont-petite-patrie-127/

Cité Mémoire
Projected throughout Old Montreal and loosely inspired by the city's history, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the stories come alive through the use of images, words and music. Don't forget to download the app!
Every night – Old Montreal
http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/cite-memoire-59/

To find out more about all of the events, please visit the programming section of our website at http://www.375mtl.com/en/programming/or download the 375MTL app.

About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montreal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal's 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montreal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the City of Montreal, the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and private funding from 12 great Montrealers. For more information please visit: 375mtl.com

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SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

For further information: Media Relations : Isabelle Pelletier, ipelletier@375mtl.com, 514-238-4178

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