Future Stars’ Grand Premiere
Last June 7 marked the dazzling return of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere to the stage of Théâtre Maisonneuve!
The eleventh edition of the event enabled the Fondation de la Place des Arts to raise a record sum of $705,000 net to make arts more accessible, thanks to the work of the organizing committee co-chaired by Sylvie Chagnon (Lallemand), Sandra Chartrand (Fondation Sandra et Alain Bouchard) and Jacques Marchand (LCI Education).
Under the artistic direction of Valérie Milot and the participation of guest conductor Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse and the Orchestre de l’Agora, the guest artists offered the hundreds of spectactors present exceptional performances.
Valérie Milot – artistic direction
Hubert Tanguay-Labrosse – guest conductor
Bobby Cookson – circus (Cyr wheel)
Yann Nicolas Dauphin – kora
Romain-Olivier Gray – cello
Myriam Leblanc – soprano
Devon Packer – piano and composition
Élisabeth Pion – piano
Emrik Revermann – violon
Zal Sissokho – kora and singing
Orchestre de l’Agora
Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Thank you to our partners and donors!
The benefit event
Since its creation in 2011, the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere presents a unique show that raises funds to support Place des Arts’s L’Art en soi programs. This event, which brings together businesspeople, philanthropists, and art lovers from all backgrounds, offers exceptionally talented young artists the opportunity to perform on a stage in a prestigious venue, the Théâtre Maisonneuve.
Community Outreach: Lighting a spark
Arts and culture are essential for our development and fulfillment as individuals, as a community and as a society. This is why, every year, several hundred teenagers from less privileged backgrounds and newcomers are invited to attend the show free of charge.
Since this initiative was created, nearly 2,300 people have taken part in this unique evening. Many have experienced their first visit to a large theater and their first immersion in the cultural world of the performing arts in Quebec.
To consult the previous editions of the Future Stars’ Grand Premiere, click here.