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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – November 5-11, 2007

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – November 5-11, 2007

Gatineau (Quebec), October 31, 2007 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Concert: Generations After Glenn Gould
Saturday, November 10 2007
1:30 p.m.
Theatre

Gould’s musical achievements still inspire young Canadian classical musicians today. Come listen to the talented musicians of the London Youth Symphony and the Stellae Boreales violin ensemble.

This concert is presented in conjunction with the Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius multimedia exhibition, where Gould is the main feature. He speaks through his taped interviews, writings, media productions and, of course, his music. Come admire a remarkable, rich and varied collection of the artist’s artifacts.

A Canadian Museum of Civilization production, in conjunction with Library and Archives Canada, in honour of Glenn Gould’s 75th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his death.

Coffee and Conversation: Face the Battlefield
Sunday, November 11, 2007
1 p.m. (French) – 3 p.m. (English)
Level 4

Montcalm and Wolfe fought and died for their countries on the Plains of Abraham. Museum archaeologist Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon discusses what is learned by excavating a more recent battlefield, Vimy Ridge.

This activity is presented in conjunction with Face-to-Face: The Canadian Personalities Hall, the Museum’s newest permanent exhibition. It places you face to face with 27 remarkable and fascinating Canadian characters. Reformers and renegades, creators and fighters who shaped our country through their actions, decisions and influence are presented under five themes: We Built, We Fought, We Governed, We Inspired and We Founded. Discover them in their private and public lives.

CANADIAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Diwali
Friday, November 9, 2007
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate the Indian festival of light. Make your own dipa, a special lamp. Explore the traditional art of rangoli using sand, and don’t miss the dance performance.

This activity is presented by Just for You and Your Preschooler, to allow children under five and accompanying adults to discover the Museum and its exhibitions.

Admission will be free on November 11 at the Canadian Children’s Museum.

PERFORMANCES & CELEBRATIONS

Zagreb Saxophone Quartet
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Theatre

Tickets $15 available at Museum Box Office or by calling 819-776-7000 (service charges)
These world-class musicians offer a memorable and daring concert of classical and contemporary works, ranging from the baroque to the 21st century.

The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet has performed around the world and consistently impressed audiences with their talent.

In partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia.

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187


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