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FESTIVAL ACCÈS ASIE 21th EDITION - Opening cocktail

Start Date: Thu 05 May, 2016
End Date: Thu 05 May, 2016

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Festival Accès Asie proudly opens its 21st edition and welcomes everyone to the Opening Cocktail at Café du Monument-National on Thursday May 5th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The festival also celebrates the beginning of Asian Heritage Month across Canada.

This cocktail offers a glimpse into the Festival program while toasting its 21st edition. Musician Amir Amiri will play for this event the santur, a 72-string hammer dulcimer that lies at the heart of Persian classical music.

In addition, dance makes for a perfect companion on this occasion. Performer Tanveer Alam will present an excerpt from the QuébéAsia dance performance series, fourth edition. He will offer a glimpse into his talent for Kathak, a classical Indian dance. Finally, VJ and filmmaker, Florence So, will join us once again to brighten up the event with her image compositions.

Khosro Berahmandi, General Manager and Artistic Director, and his team at Festival Accès Asie are delighted to invite the public to the unveiling of this year’s program, unquestionably filled with rich and diverse artistic performances.

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FESTIVAL ACCÈS ASIE 21th EDITION - Takemitsu Flute and guitar recital

Start Date: Fri 06 May, 2016
End Date: Fri 06 May, 2016

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This year’s Festival will pay special tribute to the late composer Toru Takemitsu at Jeunesses Musicales du Canada on Friday, May 6th.

Specialists in Japanese music, Canadian guitarist Jérôme Ducharme and Japanese born flautist Yuki Isami, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Takemitsu’s passing with a recital dedicated to his works. From 1974 until his final days, Takemitsu wrote many compositions for guitar, an instrument he was very passionate about.

As an epilogue for the original 60-minute program, Jérôme Ducharme has included a chamber music piece, as well as three flute solo pieces. Toward the Sea, a guitar and flute duet, will add the final touch to this splendid recital.

$ 20

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Black Theatre Workshop presents She Said / He Said

Start Date: Wed 13 Apr, 2016
End Date: Sat 07 May, 2016

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By Anne-Marie Woods
Directed by Quincy Armorer
Presented by the MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
April 13 – May 1, 2016

A hilarious and touching story about relationships, love and communication between black men and black women.

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Geordie Productions presents "Beethoven Lives Upstairs"

Start Date: Fri 29 Apr, 2016
End Date: Sun 08 May, 2016

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“…an entertaining way to introduce the whole family to great music [and] great theatre.” – Kathryn Greenway (The Gazette)

The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy’s life upside down: Ludwig van Beethoven has moved upstairs! At first young Christoph resents the new tenant but slowly comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. A heartfelt and mesmerizing tribute for all ages, "Beethoven Lives Upstairs" introduces audiences to some of the composer’s most memorable works.

Geordie is thrilled to bring back its theatrical adaptation of the award-winning Classical Kids’ story of the same title. Come revisit it or experience it as a family for the first time between April 29th and May 8th, 2016.

Originally created by Susan Hammond
Written by Douglas Cowling
Adapted for the stage and directed by Dean Patrick Fleming

Starring:Luncinda Davis, Quincy Armorer, Leni Parker, Paul-Eric Hausknost and Alex McCooeye

Designed by Amy Keith (Costumes), James Lavoie (Set), Thomas Godefroid (Lighting) and Peter Cerone (Sound)

“We have haute cuisine and haute couture. Now we have haute Geordie.” – Kathryn Greenway (The Gazette)

APRIL 29 - MAY 8, 2016

Friday April 29th – 7:00 pm
Saturday April 30th -- 2:00 pm
Sunday May 1st -- 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Saturday May 7th -- 2:00 pm
Sunday May 8th -- 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

TICKETS: $14.50 children; $16.50 students/seniors; $18.50 adults; all prices are subject to taxes | Group rate (10 or more): 20% Off

Children age 6 and up & and adults of all ages

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes

(514) 845-9810 or www.geordie.ca

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Mongolian Photography Exhibition

Start Date: Fri 04 Mar, 2016
End Date: Sun 08 May, 2016

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Opening Cocktail
Friday, March 4, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
March 4 to May 8, 2016
1182 St-Laurent Boulevard,
Montreal, Quebec, H2X 2S5 (St-Laurent metro)

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