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Édition November / 2015

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 (2015-2016)

November 03, 04, 08, 17, 18, 19, 22, 26 & 28, 2015 – 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.

Opéra de Montréal (Saison 2015-2016) – ELEKTRA

November 21, 24, 26 & 28, 2015 – Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (2015-2016)

November 06, 2015 – Maison Symphonique

After celebrating my 15th year with the Orchestre Métropolitain last season, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to join in the festivities surrounding our 35th anniversary!In 2015–2016, more than ever, the Métropolitain and I will demonstrate our pride for what we are: authentic and bold, loyal and dedicated, curious and passionate. Throughout these 35 years, the Orchestre has written its history—a beautiful one—and has forged a very enviable and unique identity for itself by expanding its playing field year after year, whether through the scope of our repertoire, of our audience, or in terms of our style… These 35 years are a reflection of our authenticity, and carry with them, and with us, all the power of our raison d’être: sharing music. The influence that we have today in the music world is matched only by our will to keep going and push ourselves further.

Pro Musica

November 02 & 14, 2015 – Place des Arts

Montreal Bach Festival 2015

November 22 to December 25, 2015 – Various Locations

The Montreal Bach Festival launched its first edition in 2005 with guests such as the legendary Musica Antiqua Köln and artistic director Reinhard Goebel as well as Frieder Bernius and Klaus Mertens. The Bach Festival's goal was to celebrate perhaps the most important composer of our times, Johann Sebastian Bach, by inviting year after year outstanding artists and ensembles from Canada and abroad, thus paving the way to some of the city's most sought after musical events. The Montreal public responded with attentive attendance and enthusiastic applause, and so it is with great pleasure that we look forward to the 9th edition of the Festival in 2015. We are so lucky have so many exceptional artists and ensembles in Canada on which to draw! Just to mention a few: the Arion Baroque Orchestra, the Theatre of Early Music, Ensemble Masque, the McGill Chamber Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy, also Suzie LeBlanc, Daniel Taylor and Luc Beauséjour, all of whom were regular guests over the years.

Concerts at The Museum of Fine Arts

November 06, 2015

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.

I Musici of Montreal

November 05, 19, 20, 22 2015

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.

The Nutcracker Market

November 26 to December 06, 2014 – Palais des Congrès

For all those who love shopping, who are searching for the perfect gift of the highest quality, the Market is the place to make some fabulous discoveries. Profits from the Market go directly into Les Grands Ballets’ Nutcracker Fund for Children, which benefits youth from disadvantaged communities. What better way to capture the spirit of the season?

RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Festival

November 12 to 15, 2015 - Various Locations

Founded in 1998, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) presents a selection of the year’s best documentaries from Canada and around the world for general and professional audiences. Documentary film has a unique place in Quebec culture. The historic backbone of Quebec cinema, the documentary sector produced a large number of major filmmakers who embraced a demanding, innovative vision of reality-based cinema, and their influence is still being felt. Above all, RIDM’s mission is to carry on the vision of those pioneering filmmakers by promoting the best local productions and presenting the year’s most important and ambitious international works.


October 24 to January 31, 2015 – Museum of Fine Arts

This first exhaustive examination of the Beaver Hall Group will shed new light on this short-lived group of artists (1920-1923) whose production gave “new impetus” to artistic life in Montreal, Quebec and Canada between the two wars. It was one of the most original expressions of pictorial modernism in Canada, with women asserting themselves as professional artists for the first time, on an equal footing with men. The exhibition brings together some 140 works, in addition to more than fifty from the archives, including many rediscovered or never before-seen paintings.


November 03 to 29, 2015 – Centaur Theatre

Christmas Eve. Present Day. An elderly man wearing a foreign military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped on the front steps of a police station. He doesn’t speak English, and a lawyer’s business card pierced on a butcher’s hook hangs around his neck, bearing the words: ARREST ME. The lawyer and a translator are summoned and from then on aliases and allegiances shock and surprise as the plot unfurls with more twists and turns than a coiled python about to strike. Is this man a notorious war criminal wanted by both Interpol and a group of survivors known as the Furies? An edge-of-your-seat, nail-biter of a nothing-is-as-it-seems tale of war crimes and the murky waters between revenge and justice.

Cinemania (Leading Francophone Film Festival)

November 05 to 15, 2015 – Various Locations

Since its inception in 1995, the CINEMANIA Film Festival has presented audiences with French-language films of excellence and originality.

CINEMANIA is the annual rendez-vous of cinephiles to discover quality feature films judiciously selected from over 120 films viewed annually by its professional team of programmers. Many of the greatest names of French cinema as well as young up-and-coming talents are featured at the festival. CINEMANIA is the venue where the latest works of Costa-Gavras, Desplechin, Techine, Klapisch, Kahn, Leconte, Guediguian, Becker, Tavernier, Nicole Garcia and Anne Fontaine are screened, while new discoveries like Radu Mihaileanu, Maiwenn, Pierre Schoeller, Stéphane Carpiaux get their initial jumpstarts in North America.

Hofesh Shechter Company - Danse Danse

November 05, 06 & 07, 2015 – Place des Arts/Théâtre Maissoneuve

A highly regarded artist on the international scene whose work is full of fury and explosive music, the British based choreographer HOFESH SHECHTER is back with the critically acclaimed Sun. Yet the sun that lights up his vision of humanity is both beneficial and dangerous, and indeed the singular tribe that he subjects to the caprices of a Machiavellian master of ceremonies is very much aware of the impending threat. With 14 dancers tossed into the whirlwind of a celebration where Wagner flirts with electro-rock, bagpipes and mantras, he blends together classical, tribal, social, folk and contemporary dance. In a series of contrasting sequences he demonstrates the influence of “might is right”, how even in the apparent comfort of an almost perfect world, superior strength shapes our values, our judgements and our lives. Fierce and extremely effective.


November 29 to December 20, 2015 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts

The only deaf member of an eccentric, intellectual family, Billy longs to be heard. When a romance with a woman who teaches him sign language opens him up to a new world of self-expression, Billy discovers that instead of trying to fit into his family's world, he can break out and find his own. Quick-witted, funny and moving Tribes is a powerful look at language, love, and what it truly means to be understood.

M for Montreal

November 18 to 21, 2014 – Various Locations

Is much more than an annual event. “M” is an independent organization whose ambitious mission is to help up-and-coming artists both to become better known locally and to launch their careers outside Canada. For the last seven years, M for Montreal has carved out an enviable reputation at the heart of Montréal’s cultural life, and now occupies an undeniable role as a catalyst for the local industry, both for emerging local artists and those who are developing their careers outside Québec.
Thus, with its mission as a platform for showcasing local musicians and helping them expand their international networks, with its own ever-expanding international network, and with the artistic credibility of its brand, M for Montreal is an incomparable tool for the career development of Québec’s artists.

MTL à Table

November 01 to November 08, 2015 – Various Restaurants

In the popular tradition of top food destinations around the world, Montréal’s Restaurant Week serves up delectable menus at fixed prices in a variety of restaurants throughout the city: 3 courses – 3 prices. From chic five-star restaurants to cozy little bistros and “Bring Your Own Wine” eateries, there’s something to inspire every craving and palate. This year, MTL à TABLE is presented by the Wines of France and powered by the SAQ, Mastercard by National Bank and ESKA.

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal

2015 November 05, 06 & 07, 2015 – Place Bonaventure

Montréal’s wine, beer & spirits convention!

Santa Clause Parade

November 21, 2015 – Downtown Montreal

Montréal Canadiens Hockey

November 01, 03, 05, 07, 14, 16, 19, 22 & 28, 2015 – Centre Bell

Attending a hockey game in Montréal is the ultimate hockey experience.

Concerts Bell Centre (

November 24, 2015 – The Weekend Place des Arts (

Théâtre St-Denis (


November 06, 2015 – Three Days Grace

Cabaret du Casino de Montréal (

November 01, 2015 – Jukebox II
November 01 to 22, 2015 – Simply Streisand
November 05 to 29, 2015 – Forever Michael