November 2011 at the Morrin Centre

November 2011 at the Morrin Centre

Submitted by Bethann G. Merkle

WHEN: Tuesday, November 22, 2011; 7:00 PM
WHERE: Morrin Centre Library
PRICE: Free; $5 suggested donation; RSVPs appreciated
NOTE: ‘Arts Matters’ was launched in 2010, with support from Canadian Heritage, and continues in collaboration with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra.  

Conversations with guest conductors are held in our Victorian-era library in the heart of Vieux Québec (Old Quebec City).  Interviews are followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.  Join us and enjoy a personal encounter with internationally renowned conductors who will comment on their upcoming program, share symphony anecdotes and discuss their musical philosophies.  Candid, engaging and delightful, these intimate sessions provide the audience and the conductor with a rare, unscripted opportunity to engage with one another.

“The Morrin Centre’s Criminal Past: Glimpses of Quebec City’s Common Gaol, 1808-1867” with Dr. Donald Fyson
WHEN: Thursday, November 24, 2011; 7:00-8:30 PM
WHERE: Morrin Centre Library
PRICE: Free; confirmation of your interest would be appreciated.

For the last few months, Donald Fyson has been researching the history of Quebec City’s common gaol between 1808 and 1867, in the building that now houses the Morrin Centre. In this talk, he will present some of his findings, including some of the many stories that make this phase of the building’s history so fascinating.

“Comparing Quebec City Anniversary Celebrations: 1908 vs. 2008” with historian Jean-François Desmeules
WHEN: Monday, November 28, 2011; 1:00-2:30 PM
WHERE: Morrin Centre Library
PRICE: Free; confirmation of your interest would be appreciated.
LANGUAGES: Lectures and discussions offered in French and English.

This initiative to engage individuals 50 years of age and older in discussions of literary and historical topics was proposed by our Seniors Advisory Committee. The series offers a combination of presentations and discussion sessions in both English and French. Participants will have the opportunity to suggest topics for future programs and to engage in discussions in both languages.  Please contact us today to RSVP, to provide suggestions or ask questions at t 418-694-9147or Please note our facility is fully wheelchair accessible.  

For more info about what’s going on in and around Quebec City, have a look at the Quebec City events calendar.

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