The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden in the Sunshine at Montréal Space for Life

MONTRÉAL, June 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Until August 30, the arts will be putting on a show under the summer sun at the Botanical Garden, accompanied by the sweet fragrance of blooms of every description. In a feast for the senses, the Discovery concerts invite visitors to enjoy an eclectic variety of entrancing musical styles every Saturday, while the Sunday Intimate concerts offer special encounters with hand-picked artists.

The program, designed by Charles Dauphinais, artistic director for The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden, encourages Montréal Space for Life visitors to reconnect with the beauties of nature as they listen to lovely melodies.

Nature connected with art
The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden: July program

Every Saturday afternoon, in the heart of the Shrub Garden and near the ponds, the air will be filled with the sweet sounds of jazz, tango or classical music performed by string or woodwind ensembles, guitar or piano duos or singers. On Sundays, in the shade of the willows near the Japanese Garden, some exceptional voices will delight visitors in a series of unique, intimate encounters.  July is a great time to enjoy summer at Montréal Space for Life.

Saturday, July 4

  • Valérie Clio, jazz
    Shrub Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.          
  • Choros, wood quintet
    Ponds – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 5 – Susie Arioli

  • Backed up by two talented musicians, Susie Arioli invites you to join her on a sublime adventure as she pays vibrant tribute to the immortal jazz repertoire of the Great American Songbook.
    Near the Japanese Garden, 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 11

  • Flavia Garcia Duo, Argentinian tango                   
    Shrub Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • 4Ailes, string quartet
    Ponds – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 12 – Jorane

  • Against the backdrop of the gardens in bloom, Jorane will alternate between hits from her wide repertoire and pieces from her latest album, Une sorcière comme les autres. The spellbinding artist will bewitch the audience in this hymn to beauty and the magic of life.
    Near the Japanese Garden, 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 18

  • Adam Karch, acoustic guitar virtuoso
    Shrub Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Anne-Sophie and Carl Mathieu Neher, romantic opera and piano soprano duo
    Ponds – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 19 – Florence K

  • Dazzling Florence K invites you to join her on a musical journey through her classical, Cuban, Brazilian, French, English and Spanish repertoire. It's a chance to appreciate her rich and nuanced voice as never before.
    Near the Japanese Garden, 2 p.m.

Saturday, July 25

  • No more blues, jazzy French songs
    Shrub Garden – 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.
  • Thierry Bégin-Lamontagne and Karl Marino, classical guitar duo
    Ponds – 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 26Antoine Gratton

  • The colourful, inimitable Antoine Gratton invites you to a concert inspired by his latest album, A* Star. He'll be sharing the stage with the Orphée string quartet, for a many-faceted musical treat.
    Near the Japanese Garden, 2 p.m.

For the complete program:

The art of enjoying your entire day

To get the most out of your visit to the Botanical Garden, be sure to arrive early so that you can explore the gardens in bloom and take in all the other activities: a presentation on creating a bonsai in the Japanese Garden, a creative workshop on Chinese shadow puppetry in the Chinese Garden, a presentation on boreal forest peat bogs in the First Nations Garden, and more. And why not extend the pleasure on the Botanical Garden patio during our botanical cocktail times? (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 4 – 8 p.m.)

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.

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Please note: Visitors are allowed to bring chairs into the Garden for The Arts Put on a Show at the Garden concerts.

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SOURCE Espace pour la vie

For further information: Marie-Joëlle Filion, Communications Co-ordinator, Montréal Space for Life, E-mail:, Telephone: 514 868-4840; Requests for artist interviews: Karine Cousineau, Karine Cousineau Communications, E-mail:, Telephone: 514 382-4844


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