Arts & Entertainment

Woodstock 2019 at SLC! The Quebec City rock show of the year

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

In August 1969 Woodstock changed the universe of music. Over three days on a farm in Upstate New York, 32 bands performed for an audience of some 400,000 people. On April 26 and 27, CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence (SLC) student band What The Heck (WTH) held their own Woodstock-ish concert at the AI Financial Group Amphitheatre.

What if? – The Musical lovelier the second time around

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Less than a year after What if? – The Musical, written by and starring J.P. Chartier, was staged at La Maison Jaune, a new, sleeker version was presented at the Salle Multi de Méduse on Rue Saint-Vallier on April 26 and 27.

QHS’s Music Extravaganza was extravagant

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Gym lights off. Stage lights on. Instruments tuned. The stage was set for another wonderful QHS Music Extravaganza. Quebec High School offered a haven from the rain for those seeking a great musical evening performed by one-third of the student body. Singers, solo artists and band members all faced down their stage fright and focused on their music.

OSQ holds a Symphonic Spring gala

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

A gala benefit concert for the Orchestre symphonique de Québec was held at the Château Frontenac on April 13.

The evening was presided over by Sylvie Cordeau, Québecor vice-president of philanthropy and sponsorships; Marie-Josée Guérette, executive vice-president of public affairs and corporate influence for La Capitale Assurance; and Peter Simons, president of La Maison Simons.

What if? – The musical coming soon to a stage near you

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The cast and crew of What if? – The musical are hard at work ensuring that every last element of this exciting production is in perfect harmony and ready for the upcoming run in Quebec City.

FEQ 2019 headliners include Mariah Carey and Buddy Guy

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Take your pick, depending on your tastes, of the blockbuster headliners announced last week for the 2019 edition of the Festival d’Été de Québec (FEQ).

St. Lawrence College’s 2019 Fashion Show was a hit

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Special guests and ticket holders rushed into the Musée de la Civilisation for the annual CEGEP Champlain–St. Lawrence Fashion Show on March 30. In contrast to the icy streets and sidewalks outside, indoors they found tasty warm hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and non-slip floors. The music was booming, the stage was lit, and the chairs were lined up.

Isang Enders performs Schumann’s Cello Concerto brilliantly

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

Cellist Isang Enders was the guest performer with the OSQ on March 20, when he played Robert Schumann’s Concerto for Cello. The QCT had the opportunity to meet with Enders after a rehearsal the previous day.

Fabien Gabel unveils the OSQ’s 2019-2020 season

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) recently unveiled what promises to be an extraordinary coming season. The musical year 2019-2020 will be highlighted by four remarkable concerts, veritable master strokes by musical director Fabien Gabel.

Tickets for QAC’s Noises Off now on sale

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Tickets are now on sale online for the Quebec Art Company’s hilarious farcical romp, Noises Off. It takes to the stage on Thursday, May 16, for four performances, including the QAC’s traditional Sunday matinee, at 2 p.m. Evening performances start earlier than in the past, at 7:30 p.m.

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