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April Edition 2018

 Welcome to the Hôtel Le St-James

We are pleased to welcome you to your home away from home. From planning city tours to culinary adventures we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience. Your wish is our command so please feel free to call on our Clefs d’Or concierge team to personally cater to any of your wishes.

 Enjoy your stay!

 Happening in Montréal this month:

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (2017-2018)

April  05, 08, 11, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26 & 27, 2018 – 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 2015-2016 season will be dazzling and richly diversified - a season that promises deep emotions! As music lovers, you’ll be hearing works in 2015-2016 that are great in scale and stature alike: Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony, Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, Alsosprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss, Mahler’s First Symphony, The Planets by Holst, Ives’s Fourth Symphony, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio – plus works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Shostakovich... and much more. In 2015-2016 you will discover over 30 concerts, including 30 enthralling musical events. www.osm.ca

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (2017-2018)

April 20 & 29, 2018 – Place Des Arts & Various Locations

Comprised of Quebec-born musicians, who are also mainly Quebec-trained, the Orchestre Métropolitain boasts an international calibre of excellence as an organization dedicated to promoting wider public access to classical music and to strong community involvement, as well as to artistic innovation and creativity. The Orchestre Métropolitain owes its international calibre to the quality and reputation of its Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin.www.orchestremetropolitain.com

I Musici of Montreal

April 25, 2018 – Museum of Fine Arts/Salle Bourgie

 

The Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal is a non-profit organization constituted under Part III of the Québec Companies Act. Founded in 1983 by cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky, who served as its conductor until May 2011, the orchestra is made up of 15 musicians whose vast repertoire ranges from baroque music to contemporary music. Its chief mission is to promote and contribute to the knowledge, development, composition and execution of music, particularly chamber music. www.imusici.com

 

Concerts at The Museum of Fine Arts

April 04, 06, 10, 12, 18, 19, 21 & 26, 2018 – Salle Bourgie

 

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and American Church (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections. www.mbam.ca

 

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything


November 09 2017 to April 09, 2018 – Museum of Contemporary Art

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) will be organizing and touring Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything, the first major exhibition on the great literary songwriter Leonard Cohen.

The aim of this exhibition is to create an immersive, visually compelling and in-depth experience exploring Leonard Cohen’s poetical aesthetics of art and life. Through his music and lyrics, songs and poems, Cohen has attracted a huge global audience and influenced countless artists across all disciplines and generations. The exhibition explores the creative impact of his work on the international arts community by presenting a unique selection of commissioned works and installations by artists from different disciplines all around the world who have been inspired, influenced or otherwise moved by Leonard Cohen.

Beyond the works that will be created especially for A Crack in Everything, the exhibition will also include innovative multimedia environments in which Cohen’s songs will be covered and performed, based on archival material (writings, drawings and recordings) he produced over the past half century. www.macm.com POLEON: Art and Court Life in the Imperial Palace

Napoleon: Art & Court Life in the Imperial Palace

February 03 to May 06, 2018 – Museum of Fine Arts

Welcome to the palace! The Imperial Household was a key institution during Napoleon’s reign. It was responsible for the daily lives of the Imperial family and the day-to-day existence of former general Bonaparte, who became Emperor Napoleon in 1804.

Napoleon: The Imperial Household aims to re-create the ambience and capture the spirit that prevailed in the French court during the Empire. A selection of works and objets d’art, most of which have never before been exhibited in North America, will reveal the Imperial Household’s role in fashioning a monarchic identity for the new emperor who ruled France following the Revolution, as well as his family and loyal entourage.

The Imperial Household consisted of six departments, each headed by a grand officer, a high-ranking dignitary of the Empire: the grand chaplain, grand master of ceremonies, grand marshal of the Palace, grand master of the hunt, grand chamberlain and grand equerry were each involved in orchestrating every minute of the pageantry in the Court. This is another aspect of the Napoleonic saga that will be presented here, with more than 250 works in which the fine arts and decorative arts were used for purposes of ideology and official propaganda. www.mbam.qc.ca

Successions

April 10 to May 06, 2018 – Centaur Theatre

A bright new comedy from a fresh Canadian-Italian voice
From the award-winning creator of the hit comedy, 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived, and Wildside Festival favourite, In Search of Mrs. Pirandello, comes a new family saga about two second generation Italian-Canadian brothers: an uptight, upwardly mobile lawyer running for office and his kid brother, who’d rather party than work. After the sudden death of their parents, they must decide whether to hold on to the family home, a rundown relic stuffed to the gills with memories, secrets and a lifetime of worthless junk. To move forward, they need to let go but at what cost to their relationship?
www.centaurtheatre.com

THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW

A PLAY WITH MUSIC - FEATURING 20 IMMORTAL HITS BY MARLENE DIETRICH AND EDITH PIAF

April 15 to May 06, 2018 – Centre Segal

Based on the true story of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, two indomitable women of incomparable talent. This new musical drama is an intimate and entertaining portrait of a fascinating friendship between show business legends that began under the most unlikely of circumstances and lasted their entire lives. www.segalcentre.org

 

Blue Metropolis – Montreal International Literary Festival

April 20 to 29,2018 – Various Locations

 

A world-class literary festival where the emphasis is on multilingualism and where, in the context of contemporary foreign literature, priority is given to Canadian Literature (English and French). Helps promote Canadian and Quebec authors and book sales. www.metropolisbleu.org

Aura

As of May 31, 2018 – Basilique Notre-Dame

Light unveils the richness of the Notre-Dame Basilica’s heritage and invites us to celebrate its beauty.

The experience begins with a path of lights, revealing the Basilica’s wealth of exquisite works. A progressive immersion into a sonically and visually captivating universe guides visitors to the heart of the heart of Notre-Dame.

Then, light, orchestral music and grandiose architecture combine to create a unique, three-act multimedia spectacle.

Allow yourself to be transported by AURA and discover an unexpected, stunning universe presented upon one of the most sublime canvases imaginable: the Notre-Dame Basilica. www.aurabasiliquemontreal.com

Cité Mémoire

Every evening at dusk– Throughout Old Montréal

Loosely inspired by the history of Montreal, Cité Mémoire invites you to meet a host of characters who've witnessed the city's evolution first-hand. Poetic, dreamlike and occasionally playful, the tableaux come alive with images, words and music. Projected throughout Old Montreal, the work appears on the very walls that surround us, the ground on which we walk, the trees that frame our present. A creation by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard http://www.montrealenhistoires.com

Sugaring off is a cultural rite-of-passage in Montreal. A short-lived season that varies every year, somewhere from late February to early May, perhaps the best known activity is eating hot maple taffy off fresh snow. Hot-taffy-on-snow stands start appearing in town around early March near Mont-Royal Metro, the Jean-Talon Market and other select locations around the city. While they soothe urgent maple cravings, they also bring up the nostalgia for an authentic sugar shack or cabane à sucre experience.

Montréal Canadians Hockey

April 01, & 03, 2018 – Bell Centre

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

Concerts

Bell Centre (www.centrebell.ca)

April 4 & 5, 2018 – Bon Jovi

April 05 & 06, 2018 – Harlem Globetrotters

April 08 & 09, 2018 – Justin Timberlake

April 11, 2018 – 2 Cellos

Place des Arts (www.pda.qc.ca) 

April 02, 2018 - Carmina Burana - Société philharmonique du Nouveau Monde

April 06, 2018 – Concert Contre le Cancer

April 13, 2018 – David Foster (Maison Symphonique)

April 14, 2018 – Neoarctic

April 15, 2018 – Piaf : Le Spectacle

April 15, 2018 - Pro Musica - Série Les Récitals

April 27 & 28, 2018 - Dramaten / Doktor Glas - Théâtre Royal Dramatique

April 28, 2018 – Ane Brun (Maison Symphonique)

L’Astral (www.sallelastral.com)

April 26, 2018 – Ana Popovic

Metropolis (www.montrealmetropolis.ca)

April 14, 2018 – Papa Roach

April 15, 2018 - Ministry

April 22, 2018 – Kamelot

April 26, 2018 – Kid Koala

Corona (www.evenko.ca)

April 06, 2018 – Jim Cuddy