Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde


Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde

Infobox Theatre
name = Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde



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city = Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec,
country = Canada
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latitude = 45.622823
longitude = -72.945552
architect = Dan Hanganu
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capacity = Salle Desjardins : 700 Espace Rona : 600 Scène ING : 5000
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opened = December 2005
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website = http://www.centredesarts.ca/
The Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde is a cultural complex located in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada.

Cultural place

Centre des arts Juliette-Lassonde is a major cultural place for the Monteregian region. It can accommodate professional artists, the local arts community in performing arts and the arts community. Particularly the regional county municipality Les Maskoutains where a population of 80000 residents can take advantage of it. Several famous artists with national and international reputation perform there : Salvatore Adamo, Gary Kurtz, Oliver Jones, Roch Voisine, André-Philippe Gagnon, Michel Rivard, l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Stéphane Rousseau, Richard Desjardins, Zachary Richard, Claude Dubois, Isabelle Boulay, Jorane, Édith Butler, Richard Séguin, Angèle Dubeau, Pascale Picard Band, Vincent Vallières, Luce Dufault, Marco Calliari, Kevin Parent, etc.

Investment

The cost of the theater's construction, grew to $ 12 million CND. Its funding was provided by two levels of the Canadian government, federal and provincial, third by the City of Saint-Hyacinthe and private donations collected by a fundraising campaign. The investment also consisted of technical equipment of the hall that is among the best in terms of sound quality and technology in Quebec.

History

In 1990, the city of Saint-Hyacinthe done surveys and consultations among the population. During the year of celebrations (in 1998), to the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city , the draft of the "City of the twenty-first century" relaunch the idea of a centre for entertainment in the city centre, to meet the needs of local cultural organizations and regional. The construction of theaters was started in 2004 with the approval of the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Québec (MCCQ) and ended in December 2005.

The Centre des arts was named in honor of Juliette Lassonde] , the mother of four famous children :
* Pierre Lassonde President Newmont Mining, the largest gold producer in the world, and which also gave its name to Pavilions Lassonde of the École Polytechnique de Montréal
* Judge Michel Lassonde of the Civil Division of the Court of Quebec
* Dr. Jean Lassonde specialist Hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
* Louise Lassonde, a resident of Geneva, Switzerland. Juliette Lassonde was a food journalist for the newspaper "Le Clairon", to "Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe" and the "Journal Monday. She was a member of the "International Federation of the press and gourmet wine-tourism" and "Circle member of the women journalists". Juliette Lassonde died April 9 2005 at the age of 91.

External links

* [http://www.centredesarts.ca/ Official Website]
* [http://www.centredesarts.ca/visite/ Virtual tour]


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