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French Music Takes Center Stage at Place des Arts This April

Place des Arts will host amazing concerts in April to get Montreal in the mood for a vibrant spring. French music stars will dominate the Place des Arts throughout April, allowing everyone to explore Quebec culture through music. The program will have plenty of classical music, including a tribute to the one and only John Williams, known for many of the signature songs from the Star Wars franchise and other blockbuster films.  Harry Potter fans will also be able to satisfy their inner wizard when the soundtrack from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” is performed live. Not to be forgotten, Chris De Burgh will also be on stage to perform all his solo and Supertramp hits.  Place Des Arts is Montreal’s cultural hub, and with all these great shows just a click away, we are all in for a treat this April. 

To make the most of your evening, start with dinner at one of Montreal’s top restaurants. And when the concert is over, head to one of the city’s best nightclubs or bars to keep the party going. can help you plan your perfect night out by booking a table at a restaurant and recommending a great place to party afterward. They can even help with your travel and accommodation needs if you’re coming from out of town. Call or text them now at 438-995-6496 to find out how you can have the perfect night in Montreal.

Laurie et Adam – Frère et soeur

Date and time: Saturday, April 1st 8:00 pm

Venue: Salle Claude-Leveillee

Genre: French song

Laurie and Adam, a musical sibling duo, released their debut single, “Elle” in 2023. Laurie is the singer-songwriter, while Adam plays percussion and drums. Their unique songs blend French song tradition with modern sounds, featuring Laurie’s enchanting lyrics and Adam’s dynamic drumming. They are joined on stage by a group of up-and-coming musicians who enhance their performances.

Sinatra-Bublé Ballroom

Date and Time: Sunday, April 2nd 2:00 pm

Venue: Theater Maisonneuve

Genre: Big band, Pop, Swing

Celebrate spring with the latest show from Productions Stéphane Laforest inc, Sinatra-Bublé Ballroom. The orchestra La Sinfonia de Lanaudière, conducted by maestro Stéphane Laforest, performs the big band ballroom version of Sinatra’s hits. Singers Marc Hervieux, Christian-Marc Gendron, Martin Fontaine and Christian Bégin will enchant you with their voices as they perform hits from the big band ballroom era, including “I’ve got you under my skin”, “Sway”, “New-York-New-York”, “My Way” and “In the mood”.

Gérald Gagnon – Paradis Décimal

Date and Time:  Saturday, April 8th 8:00 pm

Venue: Salle Claude-Léveillée

Genre: French Song

Enter the intimate world of Gérald Gagnon in his solo show, Paradis Décimal. On piano or guitar, Gagnon shares his unique perspective on society and his personal journey through a blend of jazz and rock-influenced piano playing. His lyrics are filled with irony, drawing from his own experiences and the world around him. 

Wizards and Jedi: An Evening with John Williams

Date and time: Tuesday, April 11, 10:30 am, 7:30 pm, Wednesday, April 12, 7:30 pm

Venue: Maison Symphonique

Genre: Classical Film Soundtrack

British conductor Ben Palmer joins the OSM for the first time to lead a program featuring iconic composer John Williams. The orchestra will perform selections from Williams’ legendary film scores, including Harry Potter and Star Wars. 

Daniel Lavoie – Tension Attention – 40 Ans

Date and time: Friday, April 13 at 8:00 pm

Venue:  Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Genre: French song

Daniel Lavoie and his trusted band will take the stage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his breakthrough album “Tension Attention”. This landmark performance will showcase the incomparable talent of one of his generation’s most gifted Francophone singer-songwriters. Audiences can look forward to rediscovering Lavoie’s soul-stirring lyrics, mesmerizing melodies and heartfelt emotions. 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert

Date and time: Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15 7:30 pm

Venue:  Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Genre: Classical, Film Soundtrack

Experience the magic of Harry Potter like never before with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows® Part 1. This seventh film in the series is projected on a giant screen and accompanied by a live orchestra as you relive every heart-pounding moment of their epic adventure. 

14th Concert contre le cancer – La musique de Céline, symphonique!

Date and time: Friday, April 14 at 8:00 pm

Venue:  Maison Symphonique

Genre: French song, classical music, Celine Dion

Join the fight against cancer with the Montreal Cancer Institute’s 14th benefit concert: “Celine’s Music, Symphonic!” A symphonic tribute to the career of Céline Dion, performed by the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil and soloists Annie Villeneuve and Brigitte Boisjoli. The goal of the event is to raise funds for oncology research and to provide CRCHUM’s Cancer Research Axis with the means to defeat cancer.

An Evening with… Chris de Burgh & Band – His Songs, Stories & Hits

Date and Time: Sunday, April 16, 8:00 pm, Monday, April 17, 8:00 pm

Venue: Salle Wilfrid Pelletier 

Genre: Rock, Jazz, Pop

Chris de Burgh is thrilled to be back in Montreal, so get ready to hear a mix of songs from his latest album, The Legend of Robin Hood, along with his classic hits like Moonfleet, Into The Light, and Spanish Train. With a career spanning over 50 years, Chris de Burgh has touched hearts around the world with his catchy and great music.

Nils Frahm – Music For

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 19th at 8:00 pm

Venue: Salon Wilfred Pelletier 

Genre: Classical, Electronica

Berlin-based pianist, composer, and producer Nils Frahm is known for his unconventional approach to classical and electronic music. After a two-year hiatus, he returns to the stage with his world tour Music For, including an exclusive performance at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier. 


Date and time: Friday, April 21 at 8:00 pm

Venue:  Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Genre: French song

Garou has returned with a fresh adventure that promises to transport us from our mundane routine and immerse us in his personal musical universe. Garou’s unique rhythm is the driving force behind his performances. He constantly reinvents his repertoire, paying homage to his idols and introducing new songs that emphasize the importance of lyrics and music. Garou and his talented musical team guarantee an unforgettable and joyous experience.

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