Explosion of Light on The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden at Montréal Space for Life

MONTRÉAL, July 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Our The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden event has been tremendously popular since it started earlier this summer! And it's on every weekend until August 30. That's right, Montréal Space for Life is giving artists a place in the sun all summer long. In the midst of a brilliant succession of blooms, we're taking inspiration from the International Year of Light to offer our visitors experiences combining science, art and emotion.  At the Botanical Garden, among the fabulous blooms or under the willows, talented artists are generously sharing their passion for music.

The program, designed by Charles Dauphinais, artistic director for The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden, encourages visitors to enjoy the beauty of the gardens around them as they listen to lovely melodies. On August 23, legendary jazzman Oliver Jones will present an absolutely delightful Centre Stage concert.

The art of reconnecting with nature
The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden: August program
Every Saturday and Sunday, the Aquatic Garden and the Garden of Innovations will be filled with the sweet strains of tango, world and classical music. You can stretch out in the shade of the willows near the Japanese Garden and let the artists whisk you off into their universe. The month of August is bound to be filled with light and music at Montréal Space for Life.

Saturday, August 1

  • Voces Boreales, classical choral music
    Aquatic Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Quatuor Mandingue, East African music
    Garden of Innovations – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 2 – Chloé Lacasse

  • Along with her musical sidekicks, the singer-songwriter plays alternative pop that subtly explores the fragility of humanity and the grey zones of the heart and mind.
    Under the willow trees, north of the Japanese Garden, at 2 p.m.

Saturday, August 8

  • Intakto, South American music
    Aquatic Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Quintette Belle et Bum, jazz standards revisited
    Garden of Innovations – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 9 - Fanny Bloom

  • With her melodious voice, Fanny Bloom will captivate you with fabulous tunes from her albums Apprentie Guerrière and Pan. They both feature lyrics reflecting a raging sensuality. 
    Under the willow trees, north of the Japanese Garden, at 2 p.m.

Saturday, August 15

  • Isabeau and Mélisande Corriveau (harp and viola de gamba)
    Aquatic Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Hassan El Hadi, Arab-Berber music
    Garden of Innovations – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 16David Portelance

  • David Portelance invites you to enjoy songs from his album Tenir la route, featuring his country- and blues-tinged folk guitar and poetic lyrics. The universe unfolds gently with its peaks and valleys… Don't miss it!
    Under the willow trees, north of the Japanese Garden, at 2 p.m.

Saturday, August 22Yann Perreau

  • Singer/songwriter and consummate showman Yann Perreau combines songs and monologues in a performance where the artist is not afraid to show his sincere and vulnerable side.
    Under the willow trees, north of the Japanese Garden, at 2 p.m.


Sunday, August 23, at 4 p.m.: Centre Stage with Oliver Jones

The legendary jazzman will present highlights from his latest album, Second Time Around, plus several tips of the hat to his friend and fellow performer, the late lamented Oscar Peterson. At 84 years of age, Oliver Jones promises a heart-warming performance that's bound to leave you with unforgettable memories.

On the Centre Stage, in the Arboretum, 4 p.m.


Saturday, August 29

  • Trio Orphée, string trio, classical and popular music
    Aquatic Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • RadioTango, Montréal quartet with a repertoire ranging from classical tango to neotango, from Carlos Gardel to Astor Piazzolla
    Garden of Innovations – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 30Pascale Picard

  • Pascale Picard will offer a subtle, intimate and refreshing concert combining folk, rock and pop tunes. The vulnerable lyrics on her latest album, All Things Pass, share bittersweet memories.
    Under the willow trees, north of the Japanese Garden, at 2 p.m.

 

For the complete program: http://calendrier.espacepourlavie.ca/the-arts-put-on-a-show-at-the-garden-612463


The art of enjoying your entire day

Montréal Space for Life is marking the International Year of Light with its program all year long. You can extend the pleasure with a series of delightful immersive experiences: 

  • Until August 30, at the Insectarium, become Bearers of Light and learn to communicate like a firefly by creating a surprising sound and light show.
  • Until September 7, at the Biodôme, be among the first to meet the young sloth and his mother in the Nature's Slowpokes habitat, designed to encourage you to slow down to their speed and enjoy a relaxing break with them.
  • Starting July 7, at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, the new double feature is bound to illuminate you. Dark Universe: Voyage to the Heart of Dark Matter explores the origins of the cosmos, proving the existence of dark matter and dark energy, and Pluto: Chronicles of an Ex-Planet, an all-new Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium production, focuses on the fascinating dwarf planet that the New Horizons probe will be passing this summer.

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 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:
montrealspaceforlife.ca.

Visual, fact sheets, artist biographies: http://bit.ly/TheArtsPutonaShow-attheGarden-2015  

 

SOURCE Espace pour la vie

For further information: Marie-Joëlle Filion, Communications Co-ordinator, Montréal Space for Life, E-mail: mjoellefilion@ville.montreal.qc.ca, Telephone: 514 868-4840; Requests for artist interviews: Karine Cousineau, Karine Cousineau Communications, E-mail: karine@karinecousineaucommunications.com, Telephone: 514 382-4844

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