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Ten new concerts added to the program

19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE


Montreal, Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — With the 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, presented in collaboration with Bell from February 22 to March 4, 2018, getting ever closer, here’s yet another opportunity to celebrate with the addition of ten new concerts to the program! Tickets for these concerts go on sale this Friday, October 27 at noon (exclusive presale for Spectra Newsletter subscribers this Thursday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.), except for the concerts starring David Myles and Papagroove, already on sale.

Marie Josee LordMontreal Premiere


Marie-Josée Lord and Orchestre symphonique de Laval, Femmes

Charismatic singer Marie-Josée Lord has a warm, moving voice that conjures the great female opera singers of history. Accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Laval conducted by Alain Trudel, the soprano presents passionate versions of the greatest airs of Puccini, Verdi, Massenet and many more. Quite simply divine!

February 27 at 7:30 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

Gregory PorterGregory Porter

A worthy descendent of the great American singers of the ’60s and ’70s, Gregory Porter instantly ascended into the pantheon of contemporary jazz vocal. He comes to the sumptuous Maison symphonique armed with his latest album: Nat King Cole & Me, a thrilling tribute to his central career inspiration.

February 23 at 8 p.m., Maison symphonique de Montréal

Franklin ElectricThe Franklin Electric

Three years after blowing up on the Montreal scene with This Is How I Let You Down, The Franklin Electric arrive with songs from their 2nd release, Blue Ceilings. Intelligent and sensitive alternative pop-folk, carried to the heavens by the spellbinding voice of John Matte.

February 23 at 8 p.m., MTELUS

VieuxFarkaVieux Farka Touré

Following in the footsteps of his illustrious father, the great Ali Farka Touré, Vieux innovates and expands on the legacy of his father, while carving a path all his own and breaking new ground for West African music. With 11 astounding albums in his repertoire, he has established himself as one of Africa’s most dazzling guitarists as well as one of its most exciting musicians.

February 22 at 8 p.m., Club Soda


The voice of a siren, an otherworldly presence and a musical universe as gorgeous as it is delicate… Immediately registering as one of the most fascinating voices on the scene from the release of her debut, You & I, Ala.Ni bewitches her audience with grace and aplomb. And irresistible encounter with a brilliant artist in the intimacy of the Gesù!

February 22 at 8 p.m., Gesù

David Myles, The Real Love TourDavidMyles

With his refined sensibility and an irresistible groove, Maritimes singer-songwriter David Myles launches a 10th album, Real Love. He’s stepped away from the pop sound of previous albums without abandoning it, celebrating the sound of the ‘50s (a move that suits him perfectly, by the way). It’s a joyous, danceable and very rock’n’roll album sure to fully come to life onstage.

February 24, 8 p.m., Gesù

Roman ZavadaRoman Zavada, Résonances boréales

With an upright piano anchored to the rock of the Canadian Shield on the edge of the taiga, Roman Zavada pushed his creative limits inspired by the aurora borealis, one of the most spectacular and majestic phenomena on Earth. An immersive performance in which Zavada proposes a dialogue between the piano’s resonances and the northern lights captured in real time in 360 degrees.

March 1, 8 p.m., Gesù

DeuxLuxesLes Deuxluxes. Opening act: Laura Sauvage

Hailing from Montreal, Les Deuxluxes are powered by strong vocals, a minimalist yet effective rhythm section, and a pair of wild guitars. The duo has attitude to burn, nerves of steel and a touch of spangles, sequins and sweat, delivering a personal fiery blend of rock’n’roll. The evening opens with a solo project from Vivianne Roy (Les Hay Babies).

February 24 at 8 p.m., Club Soda

Kim ChurchillKimchurchill

Kim Churchill lives for his guitar, combining redoubtable technique, complex picking, percussion on the neck and soundbox, two-handed tapping, harmonica, foot percussion and a deep, moving voice. Kim Churchill is a natural performer gifted with virtuosity and humility. He’s here with a new album!

March 2 at 8 p.m., Club Soda


Montreal PremiereWith its high-energy afro-funk fusion influenced by Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat, Parliament’s groovy funk, James Brown’s passionate soul, Bruno Mars’ bubbly pop and Jimi Hendrix’s rock intensity, Papagroove is easily recognizable for their raw spirit, mastery of improvisation and explosive presence. Born to be wild and free, the indomitable beast puts itself in the hunter’s boots with its 3rd album, The Hunt.

February 24, 8 p.m., L’Astral

Tickets on sale Friday at noon
(exclusive presale for Spectra Newsletter subscribers starts tomorrow at 10 a.m.)

  • Place des Arts et Maison symphonique: 175 Ste. Catherine St. West; 514 842-2112 or 1 866 842-2112;
  • MTELUS: 59 Ste. Catherine St. East; 1 855 790-1245;
  • Club Soda: 1225 St. Laurent Blvd; 514 286-1010;
  • L’Astral, Maison du Festival: 305 Ste. Catherine St. West; 1 855 790-1245;
  • Gesù: 1200 De Bleury St.; 514 861-4036, 1 855 790‑1245;

Tickets remain available for these other concerts

  • Coco Méliès — February 22, 8 p.m., L’Astral, Maison du Festival
  • Gabrielle Shonk — February 23, 8 p.m., L’Astral, Maison du Festival
  • Karen Young & Coral Egan, Mère et filleFebruary 23, 8 p.m., Gesù
  • Compañía Eva Yerbabuena, AY!February 28, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
  • Random Recipe — March 1, 8 p.m., Club Soda
  • Isabelle Boulay, En vérité — March 1, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts
  • Stacey Kent — March 3, 8 p.m., Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts

The 19th edition of MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE will run from February 22 to March 4, 2018

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