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
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.
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.
Exhibition : François Dubeau
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
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.
Vegan Soirée at the Bistro Rondo
March 19, 6 pm
Explore the limitless variety and surprising sophistication of today’s vegan cuisine with Chef Éric Gonzalez. All of the flavour with none of the meat, in the friendly ambiance of the Bistro Rondo.
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.
*Orford Music’s Carnival of the Animals is made possible by the generous contribution of Yvan and Hadia Dupont.*
Tuesday to Friday
11:30 am to 2 pm
The bistro is also open in the evening when we host professional concerts.