MONTREAL, July 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On Sunday, August 3, at 4 p.m., The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden will be headlining the talented Marie-Josée Lord, in the Centre Stage series. The world-famous soprano will be transporting Botanical Garden visitors into a colourful universe of song, featuring such classics as Verdi and Bizet alongside contemporary tunes by Plamondon and Lama. Also on that Sunday, visitors can linger around the long ponds and enjoy the sweet strains of a harp and viola da gamba delicately played by Isabeau and Mélisandre Corriveau; watch Atypique - Le Collectif dancers, as they put on a surprising show near the lindens; and take a relaxing break in the heart of the Aquatic Gardens.
"The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden"
All summer long, this marriage of nature, art and visitors will create moments of pure enchantment and amazement at the Botanical Garden. For Charles Dauphinais, Artistic Director of The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden, "this encounter between art and nature is a true revelation. The poetry of the flowers, trees and breezes provides a lush backdrop for the words, music and songs of our guest artists. Every Sunday since May has been a spectacular experience, and it will be continuing all summer long," he says.
"I'm delighted to be giving a recital at the Botanical Garden. It's such a magical venue for me. I have so many inspiring memories of the Garden from my childhood, when my parents and I would often go there to enjoy quiet afternoons filled with delights for the senses. Every time we visited, we discovered a new variety, a fragrance we had never smelled before, or simply a new miracle of nature," adds Ms. Lord.
Taking it easy, thanks to Montréal Space for Life
This summer, Montréal Space for Life is hosting a program of activities revolving around the joys of relaxation. Through original, intriguing experiences, visitors can slow their steps and get a different view of nature. Remember that every Saturday at the Montréal Insectarium, visitors can relax and enjoy Musical Siestas with Les Escales Improbables de Montréal. Every day starting August 1, there will be Escales Sonores: alcoves featuring four immersive environments to soothe and intrigue the whole family with a combination of design, music and nectar-bearing plants.
Visitors can top off the day in style with cocktails on the Botanical Garden terrace to the music of cicadas, and insect-inspired tapas on Thursday, August 7, 14, 21 and August 28. At the Biodôme, everyone can take a seat and watch the sloths, nature's slowpokes. These champions of indolence invite visitors to take things at their relaxed pace and revel in the sense of well-being that brings, in a special setting created by Artistic Director Marie-Claire Lagacé. And during this season of shooting stars, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium is a great place to spot some meteors whizzing across the starry sky.
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
SOURCE: Espace pour la vie
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