For Immediate Release
SEMAINE DE LA MUSIQUE – MARCH 4 TO 12, 2017
Over 50 concerts and workshops for young audiences across Greater Montréal
Montréal, February 22, 2017 – This year, experience March Break as a music fest for the whole family! The 13th Semaine de la musique organized by Jeunesses Musicales Canada will be presented in collaboration with the City of Montréal’s Accès culture network and with the generous contribution of Ms. Jacqueline Desmarais.
From March 4 to 12, over 50 mostly free concerts and music workshops for 3 to 12 year olds will take place in participating cultural centres, libraries, and performance venues across Greater Montréal.
More than 50 concerts and music workshops
JMC and its partners invite budding young musicians and their families to attend its fun, creative music workshops and learn how to make a musical instrument from recycled materials at its Do-It-Yourself Music Workshops, or try body percussion and rhythms of the world with our seasoned music instructors as part of our Body Beats activity.
Attend one of JMC’s many concerts and discover music through playful, theatrical performances. Don’t miss our new Harpmania production, a concert with an inspiring host who shares the fascinating secrets of the harp from the place this instrument occupied in the mythology of many ancient cultures, to the perfecting of its construction and its entry into symphony orchestras, all the way to its intriguing presence in video game scores.
This March 4, come and help us launch JMC’s Semaine de la musique and dance in your pyjamas in the basement of JMC House (located at 305 Mont-Royal Avenue East) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Following last year’s smashing success, Jammies Jam is back again for a 2nd edition under the theme of “World Celebration.” In line with the 2017 theme of Montréal’s Nuit Blanche, highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Expo 67 World’s Fair, Jammies Jam – A World Celebration invites participants to spend an evening discovering the music and celebratory dance heritage of different countries around the world. Don’t miss this music- and dance-filled mini World’s Fair! Opa!
See the full program at jmcanada.ca/semainemusiquejmc
For registration and tickets: Contact participating venues
For information: 514-845-4108, ext. 0
Official hashtag: #semainemusiqueJMC
Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC)
For over 65 years, Jeunesses Musicales Canada has been committed to promoting and disseminating classical music, especially among young people. Each season, JMC presents over 650 concerts and 630 workshops featuring more than 120 artists in some 200 schools, concert halls and performance venues in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
The Accès culture network
With 60 performance venues and exhibition halls, including 12 Maisons de la culture (cultural centres), the Accès culture network offers a varied year-round program of arts and culture activities including dance, theatre, music, poetry, variety and film as well as digital and visual art exhibitions.
Source: Marie-Philippe M. LambertCommunications Coordinator
Jeunesses Musicales Canada
514-845-4108, ext. 222
Press & Media Relations for Semaine de la musique: Martin Boucher