Future Stars' Grand Premiere
Future Stars’ Grand Premiere
Created in 2011, the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere is a unique annuel benefit night organized by the Fondation de la Place des Arts to raise funds to support awareness, educational and creative projects initiated by Place des Arts. This event, which brings together businesspeople, philanthropists, and art lovers from all backgrounds, gives talented young artists the opportunity to perform on the prestigious stage of Théâtre Maisonneuve.
Community Outreach : Lighting a spark
Accessibility to the arts and culture is at the heart of the Fondation’s mission, this is why, every year, a few hundred teenagers from less privileged backgrounds and newcomers are invited to attend the show free of charge. For many of them, this event is a first experience in a major performance venue and a first immersion in the cultural world of the performing arts in Quebec.
"[The Future Stars’ Grand Premiere is] an exceptional opportunity to bring adult francization students to Place des Arts, free of charge. It is very rewarding for our students who, in the first months after moving to Montreal, take care of the essentials: adapting, eating, learning the language, etc. Your invitation is a gift from heaven. They then have access to culture and the opportunity to enjoy beauty."
- A teacher, Centre Lartigue
"Our community is very poor, my students have never set foot in Place des Arts. [I bring them to this show] to introduce them to an environment they do not know and to broaden their horizons."
- A teacher, Mont-de-La Salle Highschool
"My immigrant students are attending a show in a performance venue in Quebec for the first time. They are proud to make a small foray into Quebec’s culture."
- A teacher, Centre Yves-Thériault
Future Stars’ Grand Premiere 2019
Tuesday, June 4, in Théâtre Maisonneuve
Under the artistic direction of Mr. Alexandre Da Costa, an internationally renowned solo violinist, and the staging of Mr. Joël Legendre, the show will feature young talents from various disciplines of the performing arts, both in classical music and jazz, theater, dance and others. The buffet cocktail reception and the wine and dessert, which open and close the evening, will be orchestrated by Chef Normand Laprise of Toqué! Restaurant.
A three-part event:
Buffet cocktail reception in Foyer Jean-Gascon
Unique onstage performance
Wine and dessert with the evening's stars
The artists of the 2019 edition are:
Daniel Arthur – Piano
Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy – Cello
Raphaël Bouchard – Dance
Vanessa Croome – Singing
Alice Déry – Singing
Alexandra Gagné-Lavoie – Drama
La Bronze – Singing
Félix Lahaye – Drama
Thomas Le Duc-Moreau – Conductor
Catherine Toupin – Dance
Cégep Saint-Laurent – Rock quartet
Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal – String quintet
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de Montréal
The eighth edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere took place on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Théâtre Maisonneuve. We are proud to announce that it raised a net profit of $600,000 and we sincerely thank our partners and donors for their support.
Close to 1,000 people attended the event, 400 of whom were teenagers and new comers to Montreal who were invited free of charge. Under the artistic direction of Mr. Philippe Fehmiu, radio presenter at ICI Musique, many talented young artists presented us brilliant performances for our greatest enjoyment, including:
Asymmetry – Urban Dance
Geneviève Dompierre Smith – Soprano
Juliette Duguay – Harp
Marie-Andrée Gill – Poetry
King Abid - DJ and percussion
Zhan Hong Xiao – Piano
George Hua – Piano
Tess McQuade – Jazz song
Benjamin Morency – Flute
William Ouellet Quartet– Jazz
Abby Walsh – Violin
For more photos of the event, check our Facebook photo album.
The seventh edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere was held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, and raised over $630,000 net for the Fondation de la Place des Arts, a record amount.
Under the artistic direction of Maestro Alain Trudel, principal conductor and artistic director for the Orchestre symphonique de Laval, many talented artists performed and prestigious Montreal artistic institutions were represented:
Cas Public – Dance
Conservatoire de musique de Montréal – Brass
Lorraine Desmarais – Piano jazz
David Fleury – Guitar and voice
Jazz Band Saint-Luc – Jazz
Nathan Keoughan – Baritone
Alec Michaud-Cheney – Horn
Orchestre Symphonique Joseph-François-Perreault – Orchestra
Renaud Paradis – Drama
Blake Pouliot – Violin
Miriam Roberts – Violin
Chelsea Rus – Soprano
Event photo album Facebook.
The sixth edition of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere raised over $550,000 net for the Fondation de la Place des Arts, a record amount. The benefit show, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned artist Angèle Dubeau, showcased a number of rising stars, including:
- The Next Generation Leahy – dance, violin and piano
- Kerson Leong – violin
- Olivier Mallette – drums
- Valérie Milot – harp
- Leonid Nediak – piano
- QW4RTZ – vocal quartet
- Groupe RUBBERBANDance – dance
- Félix de St-Hilaire - guitar and vocals
Event photo album Facebook.