From February 21 to March 3 Montréal en Lumière is featuring over 100 top world-class artists and chefs with the accent on Argentina. 70 concerts will take place in 24 different venues.
Lumière's other co-honourary president is the incomparable classical pianist/composer Alain Lefèvre. One can anticipate the non-stop clapping, whistling and “bravos’ coming from every corner of the acoustically-perfect Maison Symphonique de Montreal during a concert of his melodic masterpieces on February 23rd. A multi-award winner, Mr. Lefèvre will make musical history in the city with a performance of original pieces from two of his albums, ‘Fidèles Insomnies’ (Blissfully Sleepless) and ‘Jardin d ’Images’. His compositions have mesmerized critics and classical piano lovers around the world. An inspirational genius, he received a ten-minute standing ovation from a crowd of 4000 when Lumière first lit up the stages of Montreal.14 years ago.
Also appearing are Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Daniel Lavoie to the Zombies and the acapella, beatbox boys of Voca people, plus a line-up of many local stars provide appeal to suit diverse tastes.
Tango addicts won’t want to miss the shows of La Pista Tango and La Pista Cabaret.
Exceptional wines both from Cheval des Andes winery the Terrassas de los Andes will compliment each segment of the feast. This takes place at Europea Restaurant (1227 rue de la Montagne).
Europea will also offer a five-course meal created by Hernan Griccini, renown for his Relais & Châteaux restaurant Chez Nous in
Demonstrations and classes in Argentine cuisine along with cheese concoction contests to be judged by tastings the public are also on Lumière’s plate.
For information and reservations, call (514) 288-9955. The website is www.montrealenlumiere.com