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Paganini concert by Yehonatan Berick at the Morrin Centre

Yehonatan Berick will be at the Morrin Centre this Friday November 12 at 7.30pm to play all 24 Caprices for solo violin by Paganini.  This will be the first time in Quebec City’s history that all twenty four caprices are presented on the same program!  This concert, which is presented in partnership with the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, will be preceded by a master class featuring stud

Come to the Céilidh the Morrin Center

Crowded Morrin Centre scene of murder mystery

St. Pat’s Swing ‘n’ Jazz Coffee House

On Saturday, November 20, at 7:00 pm, the St. Patrick's High School Music Program
will play host to a Coffee House in the school cafeteria to help with fundraising for the music program and dance department.

John McLaughlin opens tour at Palais Montcalm

Sharpening Skates as winter knocks on the door

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Photo: Paul Murphy

Skaters started gliding across the fresh ice at the Place d'Youville skating rink in front of Palais Montcalm and just outside the St. Jean Gate entrance to Old Quebec last weekend as winter waits at the city's doorstep.

Choral Music Workshop

The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity invites choristers who are curious to broaden their musical horizons to its first Anglican Choral Music Workshop to be held at the cathedral, 31 rue des Jardins, on Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Discover the great Anglican choral tradition during this unique two-day workshop.

SongCircle Series

An afternoon of live music

Book Launch: Bury your Dead

Louise Penny at the Morrin Centre

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Musical Happenings

Ouverture Baroque: Friday, October 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Palais Montcalm, Les Violons du Roy will wind up their 25th anniversary in style with the Ouverture baroque, as Bach, Handel, and Telemann - three of the most renowned masters of the baroque era - are united in an overture showcasing the sonic richness of Les Violons du Roy under the direction of Bernard Labadie.

Aurian Haller band gets ready to record new CD

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Photo: Courtesy of Aurian Haller

The Aurian Haller Band will be playing one last show Friday at Le Cercle on Rue St. Joseph.

Then, it's off to the studio, where the four-piece ensemble will be recording its first full-length album, entitled Normal Town.

Fun for all at VEQ Fall Fest

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Photo: Ed Sweeney

Quebec High School was buzzing Saturday, both inside and out, as the Voice Of English-speaking Quebec's Fall Fest took center stage.

Ed Sweeney, one of the event's organizers at QHS, said the annual event had been been dormant for a number of years before being revived this year.

QAC Hold Fall Auditions This Week

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Photo: Public domain

The Quebec Art Company will be performing the Agatha Christie play “Murder on the Nile” this fall and is holding auditions for the play later this week (see details in the Community Calendar or visit www.quebecartcompany.com).  Mark Lepitre will remain in the director’s ch

Canada’s first novel written in Québec City

Frances Moore Brooke (1724-1789) was an English novelist who spent a few years in Quebec and is credited with writing the first Canadian novel.

Gaelic instrument ‘harps on’ traditional music

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The Gaelic harp has a long and rich history. It has its origins in Ireland and the Scottish Highlands over 1,000 years ago, and even as late as the 19th century, harps with brass strings were still used in an attempt to keep the tradition alive.

Women Artists. Breaking Down Barriers

An exhibition at the Musee national des beaux arts du Quebec

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Photo: MNBAQ

12 chairs by Jeremy Couture

An exhibition at Materia (Quebec)

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Photo: Jeremy Couture

Who would have taught that an exhibition of chairs could bring about so many considerations? As one sees the simplicity of the chairs exhibited at Materia, it appears evident that their designer had no intention of making chairs for his sole aesthetic pleasure and that of a potential buyer. The designer is the 30 year old Jeremy Couture, born in Quebec, who studied graphic design in Finland.

Military Music Festival weekend shows, activities and schedule

The following is this weekend’s schedule of events and activities for the Quebec City International Festival of Military Bands:

Thursday
2:00 p.m.
Outdoor popular concerts:

Place D’Youville : Canada represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pipes and Drums

Snowboard film at Ozone Pub

Snowboard film maker Absinthe Films will kick off the 2010 Sphere of Influence North American Tour with the World Premiere of NOW/HERE at the Ozone Bar, 2800 Boulevard Laurier, Ste. Foy, Friday, August 27, at 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, with $2 from every ticket sold being donated to local charities and the Protect Our Winters Foundation.

Festibière draws 65,000 to the Old Port

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Photo: Festibière Festival Organizers

They had only a few months to prepare and some potential participants were skeptical. Still, the first edition of Le Festibière de Québec was, by all accounts, a rousing success.

"We expected 25,000 people," said festival programmer Sébastien Huot. "We got 65,000."

Travel writer Batting on the Bosphorous

Quebec High School will be scene of a rare appearance by Angus Bell on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event has been arranged by AngloStore.com.

Bell, a travel writer from Montreal with a reputation for having a great sense of humour and for being an obsessive cricket fanatic, will be coming to Quebec City to talk about his book Batting on the Bosphorus.

Envol et Macadam festival - Roster Reflects 15 Years of Music & Passion

For the past 15 years, the city of Quebec has rocked to the rhythms of alternative music thanks to Envol et Macadam. The organizers of the Envol et Macadam festival are proud to mark this special anniversary by presenting an amazing and diversified roster of musicians.

The Big Band of Roland Martel and the Royal 22nd Regiment at the Agora, Port of Québec

More than 10,000 people have attended concerts at the Agora Port de Quebc since July 18. The new program seems to please lovers of classical music as well as lyrical concerts. This week, the Festival d'été de Québec presents a Latin Evening with the Big Band of Roland Martel on Wednesday, Aug.

Summer Notes activities and events August 4, 2010

Prepared And Compiled By Shirley Nadeau                           

Festival jazzes up Lévis next weekend

The festival scene moves south across the river next weekend with the fourth edition of the Festival du Jazz Etcetera Lévis. The event will take place on several stages in Lévis starting August 12 at a substantially lower cost than Quebec City's recently concluded Festival d'Ete.

Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site of Canada: A Garden Through Three Ages

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Photo: Google Earth

Iroquoians who pre-dated the arrival of Jacques Cartier grew their crops, among them tobacco and corn, in circles.

"It was always in a circle," said Jacinthe Coté, co-ordinator at Parc Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site in Limoilu. "Cartier planted his vegetables in lines."

Great Water Pistol Battle on the Plains of Abraham

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This past Sunday afternoon, for the second year in a row, a local radio station put out the call to stage a Water Pistol Battle on the playing field in front of the Musée de Québec. And what a wild, wet battle it was! Some 1000 participants from far and near, old and young, loaded up their water pistols, rifles and cannons!

Second Annual Free Jazz Concert

Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation

The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation invites you to our second annual free Jazz Concert, Sunday, August 22, 2010, 2:00 - 3:30 on the Jeffery Hale Terrace (behind the hospital) featuring Dave Parker on saxophone and Paul Hinton on guitar.

Festival d’été de Québec bigger than ever in 2010

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Photo: Jay  Ouellet, Santana gesturing skyward after his show, thanking God for holding back the rain. A crowd of 50,000 fans also saw warmup performances by blues guitarist Steve Hill and Steve Winwood, a founding member of the British rock group Traffic.

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Festibière heads downtown in August

Alex Caron has been trying for several years to stage a festival featuring micro-brewed beer in the city, but with all the celebrations - the 400th anniversary in 2008, the Cirque du Soleil and other events - he found space and logistics at a premium.

Next month, his dream will come true.

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