Are you ready to feel the real Rhythm of the Holidays?
Get ready to party like a Rock Star at these fantastic musical shows happening this week in Montreal:
Teacher by day and rock singer at night, Marc Vaillancourt would like to speak to you about the 11th edition of La Grande Guignolée Underground by Sun Youth and also promote his Metal Rock group B.A.R.F. true legends of the Quebec metal scene, who will play their Montreal premiere show on December 15 at La Grande Guignolée Underground #11 !
B.A.R.F., which includes original members Marc Vaillancourt on vocals and Denis Lepage on guitar, as well as the bass virtuoso Dominic “Forest” Lapointe and the tireless Carlos Araya (Anonymus) on drums, will crank their amps to 666 to play songs from their new album “Mantra”, their sixth offering. The set will, of course, include some classic songs from the band’s repertoire and a pretty unique French metal version of O Holy Night (Minuit Chrétien) !
Who: BARF, Cryptopsy, Necrotic Mutation and Insurrection When: Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 19:00, shows from 19:30 to 23:30 Where: Le National, 1220 St-Catherine E., Montréal, Québec H2L 2G9 How much: $22 in advance/$28 at the door
Come and say “Bon Voyage” to a great patron of the arts: The Montreal Consul General of Italy, Mr Marco Riccardo Rusconi, will be leaving Montreal soon and there will be an awesome concert to celebrate his departure!
With good holiday cheer, attendees will be treated to music from local Italian Rock star Gianni Bodo and his group who will be performing pieces from his latest album alongside other great performers including Marco Calliari and the long-awaited return of Brigitte Pace !
Tickets are limited and are $ 10 in advance and $15 at the door.
The Nutcracker, presented by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Artistic Director Ivan Cavallari
If you have ever wondered where the Kingdom of Sweets lies, how to defeat an evil Mouse King or asked who exactly is the Sugar Plum Fairy , from December 13th to the 30th, you and your family can come experience the magic of the Les Grands Ballets’ rendition of the Nutcrackerwhich has charmed both young and old for the company’s past 55 seasons !
Expect to see elaborate sets, detailed costumes, elegant dancers who all help to tell the exciting journey of young Clara (performed alternately by Chlea Giguere and Audrey Dujardin ) as she helps defeat an evil mouse, meets her dashing Prince and travel to an enchanting land in this beloved, family ballet classic that celebrates the magic of the Holidays.
This annual performance is choreographed by the late Fernand Nault and accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, performed live by the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens Orchestra in Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of La Place des Arts.
Featuring almost the entire cast of the Grands Ballets troupe, this full-scale classical ballet – based on the original E.T.A Hoffman tale, also features 100 local children who enthusiastically play the roles of mice, rats, angels, mirlitons and even matryoshka dolls!
This ballet is deeply synonymous with tradition and it is an excellent showcase of local talent and joyful spontaneity !
For more information and ticket prices, please visit: HERE