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Enjoy Andalusia's exhilarating rhythms!
For a third consecutive year, Les amis de la montagne invites Mount Royal visitors and music lovers alike to enjoy a delightful series of musical Sunday afternoons. Keeping the great musical tradition of this Beaux Arts chalet alive, the series Les dimanches en musique au Chalet du Mont-Royal showcases the talent of young musicians trained for the most part in musical institutions established on the mountain.
The 2015 season spans a variety of musical genres, from song and famous classical airs to flamenco and jazz rhythms, including vibrant melodic sweeps of string and recorder ensembles. Concerts are presented monthly, May through October, in the stunning surroundings of the Mount Royal Chalet.
After each concert, concertgoers are invited to discover Mount Royal Chalet – its history, architecture and paintings – in a guided tour offered by Les Amis de la montagne.
Admission is free. No reservations required.
Photo from Pasión Flamenca's Facebook page
Michel Beauchamp, guitar
José Luis Lumberas ‘El Chele’, voice
Yelitza Garcia, flamenco dancer
This Sunday, July 12, enjoy Flamenco in the purest of Andalusian traditions. Moving performances by ¡Pasión Flamenca! evoke strong emotions, from poignant sadness to effervescent merriment. Enjoy this unique journey in the south of Spain!
Michel Beauchamp won first prize in classical guitar from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. In 2001, having discovered a passion for flamenco music, he began his training in this musical genre. A few years later, he created ¡Pasión Flamenca! dance ensemblewhich become very active in Montreal. He then went on to establish theAtelier de guitare flamenca. Michel Beauchamp currently plays classical guitar alongside his career in flamenco.
José Luis Lumbreras ‘El Chele’, born in Cuenca in Castille, has enjoyed singing since his youth. It was only upon his arrival in Montreal, some 20 years ago, that he immersed himself in the universe of professional flamenco. Today, he takes part in some of the greatest flamenco productions in Quebec.
Yelitza Garcia has been dancing since childhood. In 2001, she discovered flamenco and danced with Carolina Escalante and Daniela Tugues before pursuing her training with other renowned teachers. Today, Yelitza Garcia teaches and dances with several professional flamenco ensembles.
This series of concerts was designed and produced by Les amis de la montagne, with
the collaboration of the Ville de Montréal. It was made possible thanks to
the support of TD Bank Group.