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    • Orford Music presents the Carnival of the Animals !

    • Carnival of the Animals

      March 15 to 22, explore the world of animals through the lens of the arts.  Orford Music is offering a full week of music, visual arts, fine dining, guest speakers and family activities, sure to please all ages!

      Comedian and TV personality, Stéphane Fallu, will be our spokesperson for the event.  As the host of Refuge animal (Animal Shelter), his work highlights the day-to-day reality of shelter staff and of the animals in their care.

      Join us for a week of furry fun!

      Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals

      March 15, 4 pm

      A multimedia concert experience featuring students from Orford Music’s youth programs.   Children from the Magog Montessori elementary and Orford Montessori secondary schools and the École Ste-Marguerite ensemble present the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921).

      Presented by the Municipalité du Canton d’Orford

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      Guest Speaker: George Laraque « Mon cheminement vers le végétalisme » (In French only)

      March 17, 4 pm

      George Laraque, former NHL hockey player and tough guy, describes how and why he became a vegan and an animal-rights activist. This event takes place in the Bistro Rondo.

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      Vernissage : Marie Montiel, « Alter ego »

      March 17, 5 pm

      Quebec painter, Marie Montiel, explores with great sensitivity the relationship between humans and animals. Learn more about her vision and artistic process.



      Vegetarian Soirée at the Bistro Rondo

      March 19, 6 pm

      Explore the limitless variety and surprising sophistication of today’s vegetarian cuisine with our chef. All of the flavour with none of the meat, in the friendly ambiance of the Bistro Rondo.

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      Exhibition : François Dubeau

      On Now

      François Dubeau’s cats are a study in simplicity and restraint, revealing the very essence of the animal.

      At the Bistro Rondo. Open Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 am – 2 pm, and on concert evenings.


      Exhibition : Danny Marchand

      On Now

      Natural lines and bright colours bring Danny Marchand’s animals to life on the walls of the Agora (Pavillon J. A. DeSève).

      Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm.


      Go Wild! Family Day

      March 22, 2 – 5 pm

      Meet some of the Granby Zoo’s animals and their keepers, as well as naturalists from the Marais de la Rivière aux cerises and TV personality, Stéphane Fallu!

      At 4 pm, actress Pascale Montpetit and pianist Évelyne Brancart will bring Francis Poulenc’s “Babar the Little Elephant”to life in the Gilles-Lefebvre Concert Hall, to the delight of young and old alike. Concert presented by the Ville de Magog.

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      *Orford Music’s Carnival of the Animals is made possible by the generous contribution of Yvan and Hadia Dupont.*

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