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Happening in Montréal this month:


Orchestre Synphonique de Montréal (2013-2014)

October 01, 05, 16, 23, 26 & 31,2014 – Place des Arts/Maison Symphonique

The Maison Symphonique de Montréal is the new home of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. This hall was inaugurated on September 7, 2011, by the OSM under Music Director Kent Nagano. The 2014-2015 season will be dazzling and richly diversified - a season that promises deep emotions! The 2014-2015 season offers a number of sensational programs built around major works of the repertoire, some of them large in scale and some of them discoveries. Classicism and modernity rub shoulders throughout the season. www.osm.ca



Orchestre Métropolitain

October 02, 03, 04, 24 & 30 2014 – Various Locations

The moment you first experience the Orchestre Métropolitain, you feel a special connection. The Orchestre Métropolitain is more than a space where impassioned musicians transport the audience to other lands: it is an exhilarating rendezvous that inspires each listener in a unique way. I invite you to join us for an exceptionally rich and colourful adventure, full of exclusive discoveries for the senses.



Les Grands Ballets – Paquita Paris Opera Ballet

October 16 to 19, 2014 – Place des Arts/ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Joseph Masilier’s Paquita enchanted Théophile Gautier when it was first performed at the Paris Opera in 1846. Carlotta Grisi was one of its principal perfomers and Marius Petipa took the ballet abroad as far as Russia where, in 1882, he created ...Read morea new version. Little by little, Paquita disappeared from the Opera stage; then, in 2001, it was enthusiastically revived by Pierre Lacotte. Intrigue, abduction and family secrets provide pace and suspense in this exciting work combining character dances with pantomime in a display of technical virtuosity. Sumptuous sets and costumes contribute to this colourful production set in picturesque 19th century Spain. www.grandsballets.com



Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

October 08 to 19, 2014 – Various Locations

The Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) was known as the Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media (FCMM) until 2004. Founded in 1971, by Claude Chamberlan and Dimitri Eipides, it is an annual independent film festival held in Montreal and features independent films from around the world. Over 160,000 people make their way to Montreal to attend the prestigious festival each year. The festival is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films. www.nouveaucinema.ca



Replay – Symphony of Heroes (Classical Concert)

October 04, 2014 – Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

Brought to vibrant life by a full orchestra and chorus, “rePLAY: Symphony of Heroes" is an exciting new concert series that celebrates the inherent artistic nature of video games and features music depicting memorable moments from some of the most popular and beloved video games of all time.

Developed by the creative team behind “Dear Friends,” “More Friends: Music from Final Fantasy,” and “Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses,” “rePLAY,” is the spiritual successor to one of the most acclaimed concerts to ever hit the stage, “Play! A Video Game Symphony.” The “rePLAY” live concert experience places the beautiful music of games in a whole new context, while striving to the lofty goal of introducing the arts to gamers and games to the world of the arts.

The music serves as a focal point to displaying the incredible worlds that are created for these games, and highlights the art, animation, visual fidelity, and technical feats that make the medium so compelling across the globe. A powerful concert for the entire family, gamer and non-gamer alike, “rePLAY” is an experience that proves to be unforgettable. www.pda.qc.ca



O Vertigo – Danse Danse (Contemporary Dance)

October 02, 03 & 04, 2014 – Place des Arts/Théâtre Maisonneuve

Danse Danse opens its 17th season by celebrating the 30 years of O Vertigo, with carte blanche given to Ginette Laurin. An excellent ambassador of Quebec dance, this major choreographer has made dance history with touching, explosive works full of vitality and inventiveness. In this new piece, raw energy, lyricism and high speed electrify the bodies of 8 dancers galvanized by the desire for fulfillment in encounters with the other, conveying a veritable thirst, a craving for love, for liberty, for power, recognition, and vengeance. Like the strongly contrasting lighting enveloping the stage, they paint a moving chiaroscuro portrait of imperfect humanity. www.pda.qc.ca



Tentacle Tribe + Wants & Needs Danse – Danse Danse (Contemporary Dance)

October 21 to 25, 2014 – Place des Arts/Cinquième Salle

Spotlight on up-and-comers with character, where the Tentacle Tribe and Wants&Needs Danse companies are creating buzz in the emerging dance scene. In 2013 they were rated in the Top Ten of The Dance Current and Voir for dances that they are revisiting, to our great delight. One company features Emmanuelle Lê Phan and Elon Höglund, a magnetic tandem who invent a geometry of harmonious urban contemporary dance that is a delectable fusion of music and movement. The other, also known for popular events it organizes in atypical sites, was co-founded by Sasha Kleinplatz, who presents here a work that is physical, emotional and cathartic, presented by six dancers and a captivating percussionist-singer. Worth discovering! www.pda.qc.ca



Akram Khan Company - Danse Danse (Contemporary Dance)

October 30, 31 & November 01, 2014 – Place des Arts/Théâtre Maisonneuve

The charismatic choreographer Akram Khan celebrates the centennial of Sacre du printemps, using as his inspiration the whimsical personality of Stravinsky to create iTMOi (in the mind of igor), a Dantean epic brilliantly performed by 11 phenomenal dancers. Diverging radically from the original work, the British artist and international star joins forces with three major composers, adding love and faith to the theme of sacrifice. Of the mythical musical score he retains only the essence and the rhythmic structures, which he has applied to the emphatic gestures of kathak and raw, hybrid contemporary dance. By mingling cultures and eras in a series of eclectic tableaux that captivate the eye and stimulate the imagination, he conjures beauty from chaos. From the creator of ma, In-I (with Juliette Binoche) and Vertical Road. www.pda.qc.ca



Spring Awakening (The Musical)

October 09 to 18, 2014 – Centaur Theatre



Belles Soeurs (The Musical)

October 19 to November 09, 2014 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts

BASED ON THE PLAY LES BELLES SOEURS BY Michel Tremblay

BOOK, LYRICS AND DIRECTED BY René Richard Cyr

MUSIC BY Daniel Bélanger

When a Plateau Mont-Royal housewife wins one million trading stamps from a department store, her life is turned upside down. Michel Tremblay’s landmark piece of Quebec theatre has been translated into over 25 languages and performed across the world. His timeless tale of working class struggle takes on a whole new dimension in this outrageously fun musical celebration performed in English by a stellar all-female cast. www.segalcentre.org



Cuisine & Confessions

October 28 to November 18 – La Tohu

What could be better than the Quebec circus must-see to launch the 11th season! With this world premiere show inspired by unforgettable moments spent in the kitchen, The 7 fingers brings us towards an innovative performance, appealing your five senses. Will you taste the adventure?Our story is written down in the kitchen, gathering place of choice, where the stories are told to revive all our memories: childhood flavors, the taste of chocolate on a first kiss’ lips, laughter during a family dinner, the unmatched sensation of dough mixing with your hands, night-time confessions squeezed out with the help of several Nutella spoonfuls, reciting grade-schooler classes a thousand times. Our whole legacy finds itself intensified by our most profound senses.

With their latest creation, “Cuisines & confessions”, Les 7 Doigts de la Main give birth to an innovative type of show. A work of art where smell, taste and touch nuances add up to the wonders already inhabiting our eyes and ears, pairing up with their famous acrobatic exploits.

With its humanity and its human scale circus, the quebec collective transforms the kitchen into the meeting point of all the cultures, where our every sensations become stronger and more intense. www.latohu.ca



Music, Quebec: From Charlebois to Arcade Fire

May 30 to October 13, 2014 – McCordMuseum

Sometimes it gently soothes the soul, while other times it boldly sounds the charge. At all times, music expresses the emotions of a people. It lifts us up, urges us on, and reawakens our memories. Discover how music has provided the soundtrack for the evolution of Quebec culture.

With its display of melodies, lyrics, costumes and performances, the exhibition Music - Quebec: From Charlebois to Arcade Fire, presented by Sony and Radio-Canada in collaboration with Milk, invites visitors to learn how musical artists have become, sometimes in spite of themselves, the standard-bearers for society's demands and the driving force behind popular passions, as well as representatives of various eras and ambassadors of different genres.

Immerse yourself in the soundtrack of Quebec and delight in the discovery of artefacts from musical artists who have influenced our history as you delve into the world of memorable artists from Beau Dommage and Louise Forestier, to Ariane Moffatt and Loco Locass. www.musee-mccord.qc.ca



Venues in Fur

October 09 to November 09, 2014 – Centaur Theatre

Venus in Fur follows a young actress (Street) determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic sadomasochistic novel, Venus in Furs. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the playwright/director (Miller) that blurs the line between fantasy and reality in an increasingly serious match of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

Audiences will have one final chance to catch Miller and Street reprising their unforgettable roles of Thomas and Vanda in the show the Toronto Star called "sexy, sophisticated and side-splittingly funny." The first run of the show generated the highest single ticket sales revenue to date under Matthew Jocelyn's tenure as artistic and general director to date and exceeded sales expectations by 40 per cent. www.centaurtheatre.com



De Van Gogh à Kandinsky (Expressionism in Germany & France – 1900 to 1914)

October 11 to January 25, 2015 – Museum of Fine Arts

In the fall, a century after the start of the Great War in 1914, this exhibitions studies the rich dimensions of this exchange between France and Germany and the range of responses that it prompted.

More than 100 paintings, together with several documents from masters such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Derain, Delaunay, Signac, Seurat, Van Gogh, Vlaminck… on the French side and Heckel, Jawlenski, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Nolde, Pechstein, Schmidt-Rottluff… on the German side, will be seen at the MMFA.

Despite German artists' exposure to and engagement with French art, "Expressionism" has come to be considered distinctly German. However, in its early twentieth-century beginnings, Expressionism was assigned no specific nationality, and it evolved as a lively exchange between artists based in Germany and new developments in modern French art. German Expressionism and France will demonstrate the rich dimensions of this exchange and the range of responses that it prompted.

This exhibition will feature works that the Expressionists encountered in exhibitions and collections in Germany and during their travels to Paris, showcasing French masterpieces once seen at important exhibition venues like Paul Cassirer's gallery in Berlin, Emil Richter's gallery in Dresden, the Berlin Secession, and the Sonderbund in Cologne of 1912. It will also include works that once were part of important early twentieth-century German private collections of French art such as Kessler for example.

Co-organized by the Kunsthaus Zurich and the Los AngelesCountyMuseum in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. www.mbam.qc.ca



The Gardens of Light

September 05 to November 02, 2014 – Chinese & Japanese Gardens of the Botanical Gardens

Do not miss this must-see for your fall evenings. The Gardens of Light event is making its return to the MontréalBotanical Garden. Discover the JapaneseGarden enhanced by a fine and subtle lighting design and the ChineseGarden with The Magic of Lanterns and its emblematic traditional coloured lanterns. At dusk, beautiful pathways emerge in the Gardens of Light, pathways full of contrasts, mysterious and magical. www.espacepourlavie.com



FABERGÉ - Jeweller to the Czars

June 14 to October 5, 2014 – Museum of Fine Arts

The most important Fabergé collection outside Russia is coming to Montreal – the exclusive Canadian venue. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé (1846-1920) created precious objects for the Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II. The name of this firm became synonymous with elegant craftsmanship in luxury jewellery, and is also associated with the final days of the Russian imperial family, a tragic story that marked the start of the twentieth century.

The exhibition features some 240 objects, including four of the most famous Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.

Enamelled picture frames, clocks, gold cigarette cases and knobs for walking canes, rock-crystal flowers, caskets and brooches encrusted with rubies continue to fascinate us as they did when they first appeared in the windows of the Fabergé stores in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and London. www.mbam.qc.ca



La Ronde

La Ronde, the biggest amusement park in Eastern Canada, has forty rides and attractions, including a new ride suspended over Lac des Dauphins: "EDNÖR – The Attack." La Ronde has something for everyone: roller coasters for thrill seekers, slower rides with panoramic views of the city for the wiser ones, and gentle rides for the youngest children in Le Pays de Ribambelle.



Montréal Canadiens Hockey

October 04, 2014 (Pre-Season)

October 16, 18, 21,& 25, 2014 (Regular Season)

Attending a hockey game in Montréal is the ultimate hockey experience. www.centrebell.ca



Concerts



Bell Centre (www.centrebell.ca)

October 06, 2014 – Judas Priest

October 8 to 13, 2014 – Disney on Ice

October 24, 2014 – NBA Game (Raptors vs NY Nicks)

October 27, 2014 – So You Think You Can Dance



Place des Arts (www.pda.qc.ca)

October 07, 2014 – Jason Mraz

October 16, 2014 – Laura McKennit



Metropolis (www.montrealmetropolis.ca)

October 05, 2014 – Within Temptation

October 28, 2014 – Boyce Avenue



Théâtre St. Denis (www.theatrestdenis.com)