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January 29, 2013

Welcome to another edition of Flick's Picks. Take a peek below to learn more about our upcoming events.

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A moving and elegant work of art brought to life by a stellar cast, direct from South Africa!

Only until February 17th !

Get to know: director, Alexandre Marine

Recipient of the Distinguished Artist of Russia award, Marine has directed over seventy productions in Moscow, Montreal, New York and Tokyo. A founding member of the Tabakov Theatre in Russia and founding Artistic Director of Théâtre Deuxième Réalité in Montréal, Marine makes a long-awaited return to the Segal Centre after directing Dangerous Liaisons (2008) and the Prix de la Critique award-winning Amadeus (2007). Taking on the adaptation of the text, the directing and the lighting, Marine's all-encompassing vision, infused with a vivid sense of imagery and movement lifts Coetzee's text into a captivating piece of theatre.

Did you know?

Alexandre Marine's son, Dmitri Marine, is an accomplished composer? He collaborates with his father to create the play's evocative musical score.

Waiting for the Barbarians
An international co-production with Mopo Cultural Trust and Baxter Theatre Centre of Cape Town, South Africa.

From the book by J.M. Coetzee
Adapted and Directed by Alexandre Marine
Produced by Maurice Podbrey
Design by Craig Leo
Sound design and Composition by Dmitri Marine


Go behind-the-scenes of Waiting for the Barbarians with producer Maurice Podbrey!
Photo: Andrée Lanthier

Watch the trailer! A brand new video promoting our upcoming main stage production.

Alexandre Marine, Director
Presented by KPMG

With the support of the Cole Foundation


World renowned pianist headlines upcoming Power Jazz concert

Sunday, February 17th at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio

"Desmarais' jazz conquers the world" – The Gazette
"The music was like a miracle" – The Ottawa Citizen

Award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Lorraine Desmarais, CM, has performed in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa in solo and trio formations and with her own big band and symphony orchestra. She has recorded eleven albums, three of which were awarded "Félix'' (ADISQ) prizes, and has appeared on stage alongside such musicians as Chick Corea, Oliver Jones, Joanne Brackeen, Tiger Okoshi, Paquito D'Rivera and Diva Big Band, Guido Basso.

She will interpret songs from her latest album Couleurs de Lune and other original songs from her illustrious career, accompanied by musicians Frédéric Alarie (bass) and Camil Bélisle on drums.

This Valentine's Day, why not consider a pair of tickets to a Segal music show in the Studio – one of Montreal's most intimate concert venues.

Power-Jazz series presented by:




Our all-new Indie Series continues with this rising folk star!

Wednesday, February 6th at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio

"The hyper-kinetic Jaron Freeman-Fox is the Jimi Hendrix of the violin" – Ottawa International Jazz Festival

Influenced by the sounds of the Vancouver coastline, the busy streets of Delhi and the London Bridge, virtuoso violinist/composer Jaron Freeman-Fox contorts the violin into new traditions by fusing his roots of Celtic and bluegrass with Indian classical music and jazz.

An electrifying musician that redefines world music, Freeman-Fox is accompanied by the fiery band The Opposite of Everything, combining bluegrass with Indian music, African beats, and klezmer with the blues. The result: an honest, ambitious, and progressive sound within the Canadian musical landscape. Not to be missed!



Featuring Birds on a Wire

Part of the Bravo Music Series

Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. in the Studio

Blending celtic-style fiddling with a mastery of classic violin, Newfoundland born Kate Bevan-Maker has made a name for herself as one of Canada's most promising violinists.

Kate's career in violin has taken her to Russia with the Memorial University Chamber Orchestra, across Canada twice with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, to China for the World Expo 2010 with rock band, Hey Rosetta!, playing with Michael Bublé at the 2010 JUNO Awards, and playing Concertmaster under Maestro Kent Nagano in 2011.

She is joined by the all-female string quartet, Birds on a Wire, a young and energetic group committed to fusing classical and non-classical styles into a cohesive and unique sound. The afternoon's repertoire will include Mark O'Connor's Bluegrass and Old-time string quartets, Beethoven Sonata no. 10, and a variety of Canadian and European fiddle music

See what's to come the rest of the year in music in this new video!



The Ancestry Project

Thursday, February 21st at 8:00 p.m. in the Studio

Bassist Zack Lober pays tribute to his grandfather, Montreal musician Hyman Herman with The Ancestry Project, a musical and visual performance looking back at his grandfather's musical career. This project explores his family's musical and personal history and incorporate it into a complete creative work, The Ancestry Project.





Exhibit: Pierre Laramée

January 27th to February 17th

Award-winning visual artist Pierre Laramée brings his evocative works to the Segal Centre Artlounge - for a second year in a row!

Join us for the vernissage on Sunday, February 10th from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (or reduced when you purchase tickets to the 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. performances of Waiting for the Barbarians)

Learn more about Paul Laramée

Picture 1: Pierre Laramée
Picture 2: Boréal 2



Honouring Jonathan Wener:
Building for the Future Fundraising Campaign

The Segal Centre's Building for the Future fundraising campaign in honour of Jonathan Wener, President & CEO of Canderel, is an exemplary and inspiring model of excellence, community involvement and leadership. It recognizes the positive impact that the arts have on social and personal development, on identity building and on the cultivation of young leaders.  Join us in celebrating this esteemed philanthropist's passion for arts education. 

We are pleased to announce that we are halfway to our million dollar goal, raising the outstanding amount of $500,000 since inaugurating the campaign at the beginning of the season!

Help us reach our goal in building for the future, get involved!
Here's how:
- Join our team of volunteers
- Help us sell tickets to the closing celebration event on May 30th
- Buy a ticket
- Make a donation

All proceeds from the campaign will benefit the Jonathan Wener Arts Education Fund which will support three of the Segal Centre's priorities: making arts accessible to all, developing innovative educational programs and engaging our youth in cultural activities.

For more information, visit our Support section or contact Emilie Hervieux, 514.739.2301 x. 8365 or by email at






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