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Montréal en lumière
SHENZHEN, GRAND FEATURED CITY
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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FRANCE MEETS ASIA — Chef Barbosa adds a touch of Asian inspiration to the exquisite flavours of our menu. Come experience an exotic take on our French bistro classics in this four-course meal. Youths who participate in La Tablée des Chefs’ Brigades Culinaires program get to experience a unique evening in the kitchen with our chef!
Thursday, February 18, 5 p.m.; Friday, February 19, 5 p.m.; Saturday, February 20, 5 p.m.; Sunday, February 21, 5 p.m., Le Valois.
QUAND LA FRANCE RENCONTRE L’ASIE
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DIM SUM AT LILI.CO — Lili.Co’s classic brunch gives way to delicious dim sum! Inspired by his recent trip to China, chef David Pellizzari will serve up stuffed bread, chicken feet, sticky rice, dumplings and other delights. A fine selection of Chinese teas will beautifully complement the brunch. Saturday,
February 20, 10 a.m.; Sunday, February 21, 10 a.m., Lili.Co.
DIMSUMS AU LILI.CO
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MEDITERRANEAN DIM SUM — Dim sum, a traditional Cantonese dish enjoyed with tea, has evolved over time to be served for brunch in a succession of small plates. In the spirit of this Chinese edition of the Festival, we are pleased to offer a menu inspired by this tradition. You’ll be presented with various platters of food—just take your pick!
Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m.; Sunday, February 21, 10 a.m., Ikanos.
DIMSUM MÉDITERRANÉEN
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KUNG FU BRUNCH — Join us for a fiercely festive meal where Andy Su’s dim sum meets Jean-Philippe Miron’s decadent brunch. This fusion of Chinese and French flavours is sure to delight and surprise your palate!
Sunday, February 21, 11 a.m., La Société Bistro.
KUNG FU BRUNCH
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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.
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BASIA BULAT —On her 3rd album, Tall Tall Shadow, the brilliant Toronto singer and guitarist spiced up her traditional folk with buzzing guitars and feverish percussions. 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 Black Matter vinyl, Thus Owls’ new album at the show. Thursday,
Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m., Théâtre du Gesù.
THUS OWLS
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CHARLES DUTOIT AND THE OSM IN THE MAISON SYMPHONIQUEOnly a few tickets left.
An exceptional event: the return of Maestro Charles Dutoit with the OSM in the Maison symphonique with Martha Argerich, considered worldwide to be one of the greatest pianists of our era. Coinciding with the legendary conductor’s 80th birthday, the reunion will be memorable notably because the maestro will reunite with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, 14 years after his 24-year tenure as its legendary conductor, a period that witnessed its elevation into the ranks of the world’s greatest orchestras.
Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal.
CHARLES DUTOIT ET L’OSM À LA MAISON SYMPHONIQUE
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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 | 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 | 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 this 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.
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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.
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BETTY BONIFASSI — Famed for her memorable vocals in Les Triplettes de Belleville, DJ Champion and Beast, Betty Bonifassi finally unveils her new eponymous album. The project is a contemporary reading of slave chants from the turn of the century; a powerful album, fusing electronica and rock, driven by the incomparable voice you love.
Tuesday, February 23, 8 p.m., Club Soda.
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ZAZ — For the past 4 years, she has been one of France’s most successful worldwide artists, selling over 3 million copies of her first two albums… She now announces a new tour with a brand-new show featuring songs from her latest release, Paris, along with the hits that have made her famous. It’s a new show bridging the Paris of yesteryear and the intensely alive city of today, where Zaz makes her home.
Tuesday, February 23, 8 p.m., Salle Wilfried-Pelletier, PdA
ZAZ
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RÉMI CHASSÉ — After stunning the audience of La Voix with his special take on Led Zeppelin, this Québécois pop-rocker lands with a debut solo album, Debout dans l’ombre. And this time, the former member of group Tailor Made Fable will be singing in French, after an 11-year career in the language of Leonard Cohen.
Wednesday, February 24, 8 p.m., Club Soda.
RÉMI CHASSÉ
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WILL DRIVING WEST — The big buzz of the moment on the Québécois musical landscape, selling thousands of albums in 66 countries, Will Driving West present their 3rd album, Fly, a folk project with a touch of ambient post-rock, redolent of nostalgia, love, hope and the sounds of banjo, harmonica, guitar, piano and cello. Gently mind-blowing, bathed in cinematic ambience, Fly transports us on a kind of road trip into the setting sun.
Wednesday, February 24, 8 p.m., Gesù.
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GASTRONOMIC EVENTS
WILD WINE APERITIF WITH NATALIE RICHARD: QUEBEC IN THE SPOTLIGHT — Join us for a wildly delicious aperitif spotlighting Quebec products. For this festive tasting, sommelier Natalie Richard brings you wines from producers on the North Shore of Montreal, paired with chef Jean-Benoît Courcoul’s northern-inspired hors d’oeuvres. An excellent way to kick off the evening and discover some fine local flavours.
Thursday, February 18, 5 p.m., Bistro Laurentien La Coupole.
L’APÉRO SAUVAGE À LA QUÉBÉCOISE AVEC NATALIE RICHARD
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HAKIM'S TRAVELS — More multicultural than ever, La Fabrique invites you to a celebration of modernity and tradition featuring our guest chef Hakim. On February 18, he joins Jean-Baptiste and his brigade to serve up a taste of his native Morocco. On the second evening, he will introduce you to his exceptional cuisine focused on the quality products and people encountered in his many travels.
Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m., La Fabrique.
LES VOYAGES D’HAKIM
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A GOURMET TASTE OF QUEBEC WITH JESSICA HARNOIS — Quebec is in the spotlight of this fine evening of food and wine pairings, with chef Jean-Benoît Courcoul and sommelier Jessica Harnois. Come discover Quebec wines selected by Ms. Harnois as you enjoy a three-course meal prepared entirely from local products. Youths who participate in La Tablée des Chefs’ Brigades Culinaires program get to experience a unique evening in the kitchen with our chef!
Thursday, February 18, 7 p.m., Bistro Laurentien La Coupole.
QUÉBEC GOURMAND AVEC JESSICA HARNOIS
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AN ESCAPADE TO BOSTON — Sofitel Montréal, Renoir Restaurant and chef Olivier Perret take you to Boston for lunch! To enjoy this exquisite escapade, simply reserve a table at noon, make your way to our restaurant, sit down, relax, and let our chef introduce you to the cuisine of the world’s most famous university city. One look at the menu and you’ll feel like you’re strolling through Quincy Market.
Thursday, February 18, 12 p.m.; Friday, February 19, 12 p.m., Renoir.
ESCAPADE BOSTONIENNE
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A PLAYFUL FEAST OF COLOURS — Once again this year, Antonin combines visual arts and fine dining to create a meal where colours reign supreme! Come discover or rediscover the creations of this self-taught chef, whose exceptional cuisine is informed by his rich artistic heritage. A bright palette to please your palate!
Thursday, February 18, 6 p.m.; Friday, February 19, 6 p.m.;
Saturday, February 20, 6 p.m., Le Mousso.
LE JEU DES COULEURS…
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TANTALIZING TRUFFLES! — Fresh black truffles from Drôme joyfully highlight a parade of exquisite dishes, created to celebrate this festive time of year in the Quartier des spectacles. For the occasion, a special two-course menu will be served. Some of our signature dishes, available à la carte, will also be garnished with truffles.
Thursday, February 18, 5 p.m.; Friday, February 19, 5 p.m.;
Saturday, February 20, 5 p.m.; Sunday, February 21, 5 p.m., Brasserie T!
LA TRUFFE DANS TOUS SES ÉTATS !
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ON STAGE
COLD BLOOD — After their first experience creating a piece live, right before the eyes of their audience, the team plunges deeper into the magic of changes of scale, working with lyrical, tragic, mysterious or dreamlike themes. Their intricate, ingenious effects and subtly interlocking onstage devices once again suggest micro-worlds, miniatures that echo the infinitely large macrocosms that contain them.
Thursday, February 18, 8 p.m.; Friday, February 19, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m.; Sunday, February 21, 3 p.m., Usine C.
COLD BLOOD
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FRIDA KAHLO : CORRESPONDANCE — Letters, messages, confessions, poems, intimate journals... Frida Kahlo wrote the way she painted. Accompanied by Mariachi Figueroa and conjuring a fiesta atmosphere, Faucher invites you to plunge into the literary and musical world of this brilliant woman.
Friday, February 19, 7 p.m., Cabaret Lion d’Or.
FRIDA KAHLO : CORRESPONDANCE
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MONSIEUR IBRAHIM ET LES FLEURS DU CORAN — Critically acclaimed novel by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt that captivated the world as a film starring Omar Sharif comes to the stage at last! Schmitt himself plays the role of Momo, now an adult, as he reflects upon his childhood as an unloved young Jewish boy who forges a friendship with a local Muslim shopkeeper, Mister Ibrahim. The old man teaches the young Momo his secrets to happiness and turns the boy’s life around.
Friday, February 19, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 20, 8 p.m., Salle Pierre-Mercure, Centre Pierre-Péladeau de l’UQAM.
MONSIEUR IBRAHIM ET LES FLEURS DU CORAN
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RACE — When a rich white man is accused of raping a younger African American woman, he looks to a multicultural law firm for his defense. But even as his lawyers—one of them white, another black — begin to strategize, they must confront their own biases and assumptions about race relations in America.
Friday, February 19, 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 20, 4 p.m.,
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, PdA.
RACE
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DIVERS
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 radio hosts in the Boîte Bell on 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.

CHARLES DUTOIT AND THE OSM IN THE MAISON SYMPHONIQUE — The concert on February 18 at 8 p.m. will be broadcasted live at www.medici.tv and ICIMusique.ca. The audio and video presentation will be available free of charge on www.medici.tv until May 18, 2016 and on ICIMusique.ca for an entire year.
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 including tastings, wine; conference; meal; tax and tip.

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

Presenting Quebec chefs and cheeses evening — The opponent Francis Pouliot will be replaced by Roxanne Desrosiers,
Saturday, February 20, 6:30 p.m., Le Grand Salon, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth.

L’Éveil will be presented in the Gesù Church, Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m..

Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran will be presented in Salle Pierre-Mercure, Centre Pierre-Péladeau de l’UQAM,
Friday, February 19 and Saturday February 20, at 8 p.m.

CANCELLED ACTIVITIES:

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