Arts & Entertainment News

Arts and Entertainment for week of May 25, 2011

May 25, 26, and 27, 8:00 p.m.: Maestro Yoav Talmi’s final concert as artistic director of the OSQ at the Grand Theatre. Le Cadeau d’Adieu de Maestro Talmi will include Beethoven’s Coriolan, ouverture, De Profundis, a creation by Yoav Talmi for the orchestra and choir, and finishing with Beethoven’s magnificent Ninth Symphony, with soloists and choir. Billetech (418) 643-8131.

An evening of insight, inspiration and entertainment at the Morrin Centre

Finding Balance: personally, relationally, and vocationally is the theme of the evening with Gregory Schroeder of IntegroWellness who asks, “If you could find your balance anywhere in life, where would it be? Balance within, in relationships and at work, is better when we strengthen our vision, character and skill.”

Arts and Entertainment for week of May 18, 2011

May, 2011, to January 29, 2012 - the Musée de la civilisation (rue Dalhousie, Québec) is hosting a bold new exhibit - ROME. From the Origins to Italy’s Capital - that showcases invaluable treasures from Roman culture, treasures that bear witness to 2,600 years of history in a city whose every artifact and stone exudes the glory of history!

Maestro Talmi’s farewell gift

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Photo: Courtesy of l’OSQ

The final three concerts of the season presented by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra / Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) will be unlike any other this season. In fact, the evenings of May 25, 26 and 27 will mark the end of Maestro Yoav Talmi’s artistic direction.

Robert Lepage to take Wendake by Storm—or rather, by Tempest!

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Photo: Pointcom

Internationally acclaimed Robert Lepage has chosen to stage his latest production of William Shakespeare’s classic play this July at the outdoor amphitheatre in charming Wendake, home of the Huron-Wendat nation. At the press conference in the village’s Hotel-Musée last week, Lepage spoke about the upcoming event.

Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City week of May 11, 2011

If you know of any exhibits, concerts or performances that you would like our readers to know about, please sent the information to [email protected]

Cultural Interlude

A delightful day of art, music and high tea

You are cordially invited to a Cultural Interlude, a delightful day of art, music and high tea. The event will take place Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Domaine Cataraqui, 2141, Chemin Saint-Louis, Sillery, G1T 1P9. The day will begin at 10:00 a.m with the Art Symposium. You can wander the beautiful grounds of Domaine Catarqui and observe several artists at work.

Cegep Champlain-St.Lawrence’s dynamic musical group What the Heck performs final show of the year

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Photo: Photo by Marie White

"What the Heck was initially started five years ago by members of the faculty to find a way to raise money for different activities being organized at the school," explained Émile Beauchemin, one of the student organizers along with Lauriane Rochon.

Marc-Aurel Fortin: a modern artist?

A visit of his retrospective at the MNBAQ

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Marc-Aurel Fortin was a major, if not the most important, figure of that period when the art of Quebec was operating a shift toward modernism. He is thus seen as a transition artist.

English Literature: Alive and Well in Quebec City!

The Quebec Art Company strikes again!

Much Ado About Mel

QAC Spring Production this Week

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Photo: Kyle Chapman

New York City, America’s largest metropolis with Manhattan as its centre – the most densely populated (over 25,000 residents per square kilometer) and wealthies

ImagiNation 2011: Writers' Festival at the Morrin Centre

ImagiNation 2011 Writers' Festival - Authors, Art and YouBy Delia Fagundes

Aurian Haller Band CD launch at Morrin Centre

The Aurian Haller Band launches

Rehearsals continue for The Prisoner of Second Avenue

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

The Quebec Art Company is gearing up for their spring production of Neil Simon’s play, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” with rehearsals well underway and set construction starting next week.

Marc-Aurel Fortin: a modern artist?

A visit of his retrospective at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Coll. MNBAQ © Marc-Aurèle Fortin Foundation / SODRAC 2011

Marc-Aurel Fortin is a major, if not the most important, figure of that period when the art of Quebec was operating a shift toward modernism.  He is thus seen as a transition artist.  He painted cities that have been for many of his contemporaries the ideal subject to unravel the modern era with its industrial development and the means created to accommodate an ever growing urban population.

SongCircle: An afternoon of live music with Randall Spear and guests

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Don't miss out on the last SongCircle of the season at the Morrin Centre on Sunday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. This time, local folksinger and songwriter Randall Spear will welcome Thom Swift and Jane Ehrhardt.

Known for his down-to-earth charm, soulful baritone voice and skillful musicianship, multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Thom Swift performs a distinctive blend of roots-blues.

High School Performing Arts Festival

The Central Quebec School Board is gearing up for another Performing Arts Festival to celebrate the talents of our young performing artists.

Paintings of Lt. Col. Charles Forbes

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Photo: Photo By Shirley Nadeau

Forty-one works of art by the late Sir Jean-Charles Bertrand Forbes (1921-2010) were exhibited for sale at the Quebec Garrison Club on March 19 to benefit the Foundation of the Canadian Legion (Branch #265 Lt. Col. J. Charles Forbes, RMWO).

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Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City

Thursday, March 17, 12:10 p.m. - The Conservatoire de musique de Québec presents "Les Midis-Récitals," a series of concerts held in the auditorium of the Musée national des Beaux-arts du Québec. This week featuring advanced cello and guitar students. Free entry. Bring your own box lunch if you wish.

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Paintings of Col. Charles Forbes to be auctioned at Quebec Garrison Club

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Photo: QCT archives

Forty-one works of art by the late Sir Jean-Charles Bertrand Forbes (1921-2010) will be sold at auction on Saturday, March 19, to benefit the Foundation of the Canadian Legion (Branch #265 Lt. Col. J. Charles Forbes, RMWO).Col.

Arts and Entertainment in Quebec City

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Thursday, March 3, 8 :00 p.m. - Aurian Haller's poetry book launch at the Morrin Centre, 44 chaussée des Écossais. Aurian Haller is an award-winning poet and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer in the Aurian Haller Band, whose unique blend of folk, rock and jazz is supported by Haller's haunting lyrics.

Jeux d’Archet Suzuki students perform benefit concerts to help others

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Photo: Jacques Leclerc

At the Noella benefit concert last Saturday, February 21, young students from the Jeux d'Archet Suzuki (JAS) music school raised $460 for refugees in need. The talented instrumentalists played violin and cello solos while tugging at heart strings.

Not only do students learn music at JAS, they become well-versed in helping others.

Laval students create À Découverte during snow sculpture competition

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St. Pat’s Jazz Band returns from Louisiana

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Members of the St. Pat’s Jazz Band in front of the House of Blues Restaurant and Music Hall in New Orleans

Movie Review: The King’s Speech

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Photo: The Weinstein Company, Laurie Sparham

The King’s Speech, which is currently playing in English at Cinema Clap in Ste. Foy is certainly deserving of the praise that has been lavished on it.

George Beverly Shea receives Lifetime Achievement Award

George Beverly Shea, or “Bev” as he was familiarly known, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards ceremony held on February 13, just 12 days after his 102nd birthday.

Bev must be living right and keeping good company, having been with the Reverend Billy Graham on most of his Evangelical Crusades over the past 60 years. Rev. Graham, too, is still going strong at age 93.

The Morrin Centre’s SongCircle is a Great Success

Randall Spear and Special Guests Karl Pujol, Cisco Herzhoft and Emily Clipper Play to Sold Out Audience

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Photo: Guillaume Laquerre

The Morrin Centre’s SongCircle a Great Success

A life dedicated to music

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If you have ever attend-ed a presentation by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra then you have surely seen this person. John Van Bockern was a member of the orchestra from 1962 until his retirement in 2002. He was the principal clarinetist.

Best foot forward: The QAC prepares for another stunning production

As the Winter Carnival celebrated the first weekend of its annual activities, so too did the Quebec Art Company (QAC). On Sunday, January 30th, the QAC held its Annual General Meeting as well as the auditions for their first play of 2011 - "The Prisoner of Second Avenue."

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