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CHINA, FEATURED COUNTRY
SHENZHEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — Conducted by Jindong Cai, the orchestra will perform an outstanding program of Chinese and Western classical music to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year, and will feature the brilliant violinist Dan Zhu.
Sunday, February 21, 8 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal.
L’ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE SHENZHEN
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DID YOU SAY CHINA? WHIP OUT THOSE CHOPSTICKS! — Chef Thierry Baron and his brigade revisit classic Chinese dishes. Vertige invites you to a six-course tasting menu in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m., Friday, February 19, 6 p.m., Vertige.
VOUS AVEZ DIT CHINE ? À VOS BAGUETTES…
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IN THE BELLY OF THE DRAGON — During the Festival, the Balmoral reinvents itself to pay tribute to the culinary diversity of China whose ancient cultures are as rich as they are diverse. Be prepare to experience true Chinese gastronomy, elaborated by a chef... from Labrador!
Thursday, February 18, 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 19, 11:30 a.m., Le Balmoral.
DANS LE VENTRE DU DRAGON
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QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL TAO — Shenzhen developed very quickly and, as a result, thousands of workers from all regions of China flocked to the city, bringing their culture and cuisine with them. Many of these traditions can be tasted in Shenzhen’s neighbourhood streets. Quartier Général invites you to experience this exotic culinary diversity in a three-course meal.
Thursday, February 18, 11:30 a.m., Friday, February 19, 11:30 a.m., Le Quartier Général.
QUARTIER GÉNÉRAL TAO
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CHRISTOPHE SETS OFF FIREWORKS! — Christophe gets into a festive spirit to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Inspired by classic Chinese dishes, this gourmet five-course meal will take your taste buds on a tantalizing trip! Come in great numbers and don’t forget to bring your favourite wine! Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m., Friday, February 19, 6 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m., Restaurant Christophe. FEUX D’ARTIFICE AU CHRISTOPHE !
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ALL IN MUSIC
MOUSE ON THE KEYS — Mouse on the Keys has built a following on the Japanese underground scene since 2006. Conjuring a complex sonic and visual experience with minimalist piano meeting dynamic percussion, the instrumental trio whips up a unique blend of funk, jazz, post-rock and electronica for an audience that grows with every show.
Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m., l’Astral.
MOUSE ON THE KEYS
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BASIA BULAT — Armed with the new repertoire of her latest album, Good Advice, the prolific composer comes to the festival to charm us anew with her incisive and irresistible songs and incandescent voice.
Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m., Club Soda.
BASIA BULAT
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THUS OWLS —They masterfully weave a fascinating fusion of pop, folk, rock and skronk, where fragility and intensity coexist in intricate harmony: Swedish singer Erika Angell and guitarist Simon Angell aka Thus Owls, have barely begun to conquer critics and fans here and abroad.
Add to the fun: with the purchase of a ticket ($25 + taxes and fees), receive for free the vinyl of Thus Owls’ new album at the show.
Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m., Théâtre du Gesù.
THUS OWLS
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ELLIOT MAGINOT | JESSE MAC CORMACK — Two supremely promising young talents from the indie folk-rock scene share the marquee! Start with young Québécois singer-songwriter Elliot Maginot, who has caused quite the sensation with the introspective folk of his fabulous debut album Young/Old/Everything.In.Between. Next, musician and producer Jesse Mac Cormack brings us his aptly-named debut EP, Music for the soul, a minimalist musical world shimmering with emotion and honesty.
Friday, February 19, 8 p.m., l’Astral.
ELLIOT MAGINOT | JESSE MAC CORMACK
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THE SEASONS ET PASCALE PICARD — After the viral success of their debut EP Velvet, this Québécois quartet—brothers Hubert and Julien Chiasson, Samuel Renaud and Rémy Bélanger —hits top speed with Pulp. Beware: their sound, a quality folk-rock with lovely pop contours, is dangerously addictive! Opening the show, Pascale Picard performs solo, armed with her guitar and powerful voice.
Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m., l’Astral.
THE SEASONS ET PASCALE PICARD
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AARON — Ten years after announcing their arrival with the hit Lili, the French duo of Simon Buret and Olivier Coursier return with their brand-new album, the dark-hued and elegant We Cut the Night. What can you expect from a Parisian tandem? Get ready to soar off on a spellbinding, hypnotic trip in this rare visit to Montreal.
Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m., Métropolis.
AARON
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EMILIE & OGDEN — Emilie & Ogden is the ‘duo’ of Emilie Kahn and her harp, Ogden. Emilie and her musicians Jesse Mac Cormack and Francis Ledoux land at MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE with songs from 10 000, a debut album. The show opens with the talented Charlotte Cardin, discovered on La Voix.
Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m., Club Soda.
EMILIE & OGDEN
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RON SEXSMITH — Twenty years into his career, Ron Sexsmith ranks among today’s most respected Canadian singer-songwriters. Riding the impressive success of his last album, the neo-crooner returns at the peak of his powers with Carousel One.
Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m., Théâtre du Gesù.
RON SEXSMITH
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GASTRONOMIC EVENTS
ACCORDS WELCOMES FASHION DESIGNER DENIS GAGNON — Chef Simon Mathys highlights the work of designer Denis Gagnon, kicking it up with his own creative touch! For these two evenings, a funky and fashionable five-course meal will be served, and the designer will dress the whole place in tasteful style. On February 18, black is in fashion! On February 19, white wear is in order!
Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m., Friday, February 19, 6 p.m., Accords Resto-Bar à vin.
LE DESIGNER DE MODE DENIS GAGNON CHEZ ACCORDS
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AN IMMERSIVE DINING EXPERIENCE — Art with a capital A is on the menu for this immersive evening featuring Alexandre Taillefer and guest artist Laurent Lamarche. Video projections and soundscapes will create a unique environment for you to enjoy this five-course meal. Don’t miss this multisensory experience celebrating creative refinement and art in all its forms! Thursday, February 18, 5:30 p.m., Friday, February 19, 5:30 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 5:30 p.m., Ikanos. UN SOUPER IMMERSIF
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TIME FOR TEA — The greatest teas most certainly have their place in the art of good food. Therefore, we are pleased to offer a series of tea tastings for two evenings. Teas presented by François Marchand will be served with bite-sized appetizers courtesy of Toqué!
Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, February 19, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Toqué!
RENCONTRE AUTOUR DU THÉ
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SICILIAN WINE, LOCAL GOURMET FOOD — Inspired by magical products from the foot of Etna, the head sommelier chef marries the delicious cuisine of Le Local with the delights of Italy. We’ll showcase our favourite region by pairing 4 gourmet courses with 4 specially selected glasses of wine.
Friday, February 19, 5:30 p.m., Le Local.
BUVONS LA SICILE, MANGEONS LOCAL
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SPECIAL RETROSPECTIVE EVENINGS — For this 17th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, Laurent Godbout revisits dishes that have been presented by the many chefs he has had the honour of welcoming to Chez l’Épicier since 2000. Those memorable evenings and unique meals have left their mark on the chef’s own cuisine, so this is the perfect opportunity to (re)discover them! Friday, February 19, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Chez l’Épicier. SOIRÉES SPÉCIALES « RÉTROSPECTIVES »
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ON STAGE
BEHIND, UNE DANSE DONT VOUS ÊTES LE HÉROS ET BETWEEN Behind is a true enigma. Facing a panel that only reveals a few intriguing clues, audience members are invited to create their own choreography, their own stories, with each dreaming up a script inspired by his or her own details and fantasies. And with Between, Marie Béland questions art and existence, learning that Life itself contains a choreographic aspect allowing Art and Dance to meet.
Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m., Friday, February 19, 8 p.m., Agora de la danse.
BEHIND, UNE DANSE DONT VOUS ÊTES LE HÉROS ET BETWEEN
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MULIATS — A young Innu from Mashteuiatsh leaves his reserve for Montreal and meets a young non-native from the city. Initially separated by culture shock, they learn to appreciate the beauty of their differences and work together to resolve the identity dissonances that confront them. Thursday, February 18, 7:30 p.m., Friday, February 19, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 4:30 p.m., Théâtre Denise-Pelletier. MULIATS
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INTENSIONAL PARTICLE -— As part of the Temps d’Images festival in Usine C, choreographer Hiroaki Umeda will present a new piece with a gorgeous delicacy. The performer finds himself suspended weightless over an undulating landscape, ringed by metallic flames or transfixed by rays of light conjuring an infinite poetry. Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, February 19, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., Usine C. INTENSIONAL PARTICLE
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THE SECRET ANNEX — Anne Frank has survived the war. She is 25 years old, living in New York and as precocious as ever. She is determined to get her diary published, but when love and family beckon, she must consider whether the greatest art of all is the art of living well. A stirring and romantic “what if” story about survival, sacrifice and all that we have to be grateful for. Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Centre Segal des arts de la scène. THE SECRET ANNEX
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ON THIS DAY — A bickering couple driving to their friend's birthday party may have hit a young woman... They insist she join them at the celebration. The meaning of happiness becomes the focus of discussion and the mysterious stranger’s curiosity provides new fodder for the couples to re-examine their lives and key relationships. A comedy-drama exploring today’s large issues within the minutiae of our daily routines. Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m., Friday, February 19, 8 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m., Théâtre du Centaur. ON THIS DAY
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VARIOUS
MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE’s Potluck: A Participatory Blog
Potluck allows chefs, festival-goers, bloggers and journalists to share content and exchange about the festival as well as fine dining in Montreal. During the festival and preparations, Potluck will allow chefs to bring festival-goers behind the scenes of the preparation of their activities: photos, menu, recipes, etc. It will also allow festival-goers, bloggers and journalists to exchange their opinions and discoveries in form of critics or reviews and to be informed of the latest news and last minute changes. Potluck will be an annual platform. Off festival, the blog will become a reference in the in Montreal’s fine dining sphere, a platform for all foodies. Potluck is focused on sharing and friendly, like the festival!
LE POTLUCK, UN BLOGUE PARTICIPATIF
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Valérie Roberts – The blog
Valerie Roberts is the official blogger of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. Visit the website envedette.ca to follow all the action of the festival presented by our reporter.
Valérie Roberts – Le blogue
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MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE live!

Rouge FM Montréal live from the site – Meet the animators in the Bell box on the Place des festivals. Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Gravel le matin live from Balmoral – 30 finalists will be invited to a special broadcast of Gravel le matin as part of MONTREAL EN LUMIÈRE with the host Alain Gravel and his team. Among these finalists, one winner will win a trip for two, including lodging and transportation, to China. Friday, February 19 from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m..
MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE en direct !
 
CHANGES TO THE PROGRAM
Graziella – En route to the best sommelier of the world competition with Élyse Lambert, Thursday, February 18, 6:30 p.m. – Sold Out

Comedy Club Chefs: Kim Dong Hyun and Phil Lee – Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m. Sold Out

Au Petit Extra –The world of wine, past and present: Price change - $135 with wine; hors d’oeuvres; conference; dinner; tax and tip.

Jean-Talon MarketAlbert Auclair will be replaced by Jorge Lobera, Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m.

Quebec chef’s and cheeses – The opponent Francis Pouliot will be replaced by Roxanne Desrosiers,
Saturday, February 20, 6:30 p.m., Le Grand Salon

L’Éveil at Le Gesù - Church, Friday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.

Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran at the Salle Pierre-Mercure, Friday, February 19 and Saturday February 20, 8 p.m.

Cancelled activities —

– MONTREAL, MASSACHUSETTS! – February 18 and 19
– THE GOURMET PLEASURES OF… February 19
 
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