Images From Museum of Jewish Montreal Vernissage Of Leonard Cohen: Rituels d’absence | Rituals of Absence

Mimi Lela, seen below with photographer Morgane Clément-Gagnon, attended last night’s Vernissage of Leonard Cohen: Rituels d’absence | Rituals of Absence – Museum of Jewish Montreal. She sends along these photos and a video clip from Cantor Gideon Zelermyer’s presentation.

 

 

More photos at Mimi Lela Facebook Page; more information at Vernissage Of Leonard Cohen: Rituels d’absence | Rituals of Absence – Museum of Jewish Montreal, Sept 28, 2017

 

“I’d be lying if I said it didn’t kind of break my heart that I never got to tell you how much you changed me,” Lana Del Rey On Leonard Cohen’s Death

The quote is from a post on Lana Del Rey’s Instagram account, which is no longer online.1

In 2013, Lana Del Rey covered Leonard Cohen’s Chelsea Hotel #2.

  1. See Lana Del Rey Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen by Sheldon Pearce (Pitchfork: Nov 12, 2016) []

Video: Who By Fire – Listen To Leonard Cohen’s Prayer

Tamar offers these points from Who By Fire: Listen To Leonard Cohen’s Prayer [via Google Translate] (Ynet: Sept 18, 2017):

  • “78 years ago (lacking one week) the 5 years old Leonard Cohen stood at the Yom Kippur service in Sha’ar Shamayim synagogue in Montreal, a synagogue that his grandfather established. He stood and heard the words of the Unetanneh Tokef prayer, and the impression must have been grand. Years later, after vising here [Israel] during the Yom Kippur War, he gave his version to the words of “Rabbi Amnon of Mayence.”
  • According to the news site, this version is going to be performed on stage for the first time on September 27 as part of a show called “Broken Prayer” which they describe as a journey in LC’s prayer world, and it will be a part of a “Piyyut” festival in Jerusalem.

 

Hommage Leonard Cohen – Lanuza 2017

Albert Manzano organized the July 14, 2017 Leonard Cohen tribute in Lanuza, Spain. Among the participants was Alex Bublitchi (on viewer’s far left in below photo), Leonard Cohen’s violinist during the 2012 and 2013 tours.

Left to right: Alex Bublitchi, Rocio Segura, Carlos Rodenas, Francisco Rubio, Jordi Rallo, Paula Dominguez, Javier Malaguilla

Photos by Raùl Tomás. Thanks to Laurence of Paris, who contributed the photos and information.

Fan Presale For Montreal Leonard Cohen Tribute Now Online

Presale Codes & Links

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VIP 1 – GOLD PACK
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VIP 2 – SILVER PACK
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VIP 3 – BRONZE PACK
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VIP 4 – VIP PREMIUM PACK
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Ticket Presale:  10 a.m. EDT, Sept 21, 2017

Presale Links, Presale Codes, and other information will be posted on Cohencentric at 10 am today, EDT

Below is the list of VIP Packages and a Welcome Package which will be offered during the ticket presale. Each VIP package will have its own link during the presale.

Ticket Seller: Evenko (Canada)
The packages offer an advanced museum viewing. The museum viewing times and dates available through the packages are:
Monday, November 6 and Tuesday, November 7
‎Hours: noon – 5 p.m.

VIP 1: $1,000.00 – GOLD VIP LOUNGE PACKAGE
VIP 2: $750.00 – SILVER VIP LOUNGE PACKAGE
VIP 3: $500.00 – BRONZE VIP PACKAGE
VIP 4: $375.00 – VIP PREMIUM SEAT PACKAGE
Welcome Package: $235 – can be added to any open seat purchase

GOLD VIP LOUNGE PACKAGE – $1,000

  • One premium reserved ticket in the first three rows (A-C) from the stage
  • Invitation to the Pre-show & After-show Lounge with, hot & cold food, beer & wine
  • One commemorative VIP Laminate
  • Specially-designed Leonard Cohen lithograph made exclusively for the VIP package
  • Specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made exclusively for the VIP package
  • Souvenir event poster
  • Early entry into the venue with pre-show merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to public
  • Advanced viewing of the Leonard Cohen exhibit at Musée d’art contemporain
  • On-site VIP hosts

SILVER VIP LOUNGE PACKAGE – $750

  • One premium reserved ticket in Rows 4 to 13 (D-N) from the stage
  • Invitation to the Pre-show & After-show Lounge with, hot & cold food, beer & wine
  • One commemorative VIP Laminate
  • Specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made exclusively for the VIP package
    Souvenir event poster
  • Early entry into the venue with pre-show merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to public
  • Advanced viewing of the Leonard Cohen exhibit at Musée d’art contemporain
  • On-site VIP hosts

BRONZE VIP PACKAGE – $500

  • One premium reserved ticket in top-price level
  • Specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made exclusively for the VIP package
  • Souvenir event poster
  • Early entry into the venue with pre-show merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to public
  • Advanced viewing of the Leonard Cohen exhibit at Musée d’art contemporain

VIP PREMIUM SEAT PACKAGE – $375

  • One premium reserved ticket in second price level
  • Specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made exclusively for the VIP package
  • Souvenir event poster
  • Early entry into the venue with pre-show merchandise shopping opportunity before doors open to public
  • Advanced viewing of the Leonard Cohen exhibit at Musée d’art contemporain

WELCOME TO LEONARD COHEN’S MONTREAL PACKAGE
(The Welcome Package is not a VIP package ‎and can be added to any open seat purchase) – $235

  • One commemorative VIP Laminate
  • Specially-designed Leonard Cohen lithograph made exclusively for the VIP package
  • Specially-designed Leonard Cohen merchandise item made exclusively for the VIP package
  • Souvenir event poster
  • Advanced viewing of the Leonard Cohen exhibit at Musée d’art contemporain
  • Photo montage of Leonard Cohen’s Montreal

Regular Tickets

P1 $276.50
P2 $188.00
P3 $117.00
P4 $63.00
P5 $40.25

Note: Check the link for the seating chart.

All prices listed are inclusive of tax and s/c. Handling fee of 5.75 CAD to be added. All prices are in CAD

If You Really, Really Want Tickets To The Montreal Leonard Cohen Tribute …

As before, I recommend that fans invested in attending this program also check in asap at LeonardCohenForum: MONTREAL: TICKET & PRESALE INFO. This section offers more information about tickets, prices, etc than any other source I’ve discovered. Fans may also want consider joining the Forum, although this is not a requirement for the pre-sale.

The Cohen Family Presents Tower Of Song: A Memorial Tribute To Leonard Cohen

ELVIS COSTELLO, LANA DEL REY, FEIST, PHILIP GLASS, K.D. LANG, THE LUMINEERS’ WESLEY SCHULTZ AND JEREMIAH FRAITES, DAMIEN RICE, STING, PATRICK WATSON, ADAM COHEN AND OTHERS TO MARK ANNIVERSARY OF ICON’S PASSING

 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6th 7:30 PM
BELL CENTRE, MONTREAL

TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd AT NOON (EDT) AT EVENKO.CA AND 1-855-310-2525

Update: The most recent official update on all the events of Montreal’s Week of Celebration of Leonard Cohen – with added links to more information

 (New York, NY – Sept. 18, 2017) – The family of Leonard Cohen invites fans from around the world to join them, along with renowned musicians, the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Quebec in celebrating Cohen’s legacy for Tower of Song: A Memorial Tribute to Leonard Cohen at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Nov. 6, 2017. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 23 at www.evenko.ca.

Participating artists include Elvis Costello, Lana Del Rey, Feist, Philip Glass, k.d. lang, The Lumineers’ Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, Damien Rice, Sting, Patrick Watson, and Adam Cohen, who is also co-producing the event. Additional artists, as well as actors paying homage through spoken word performances, will be announced soon.

“My father left me with a list of instructions before he passed: ‘Put me in a pine box next to my mother and father. Have a small memorial for close friends and family in Los Angeles…and if you want a public event do it in Montreal,’” said singer-songwriter Adam Cohen “I see this concert as a fulfillment of my duties to my father that we gather in Montreal to ring the bells that still can ring.”

Noted record and concert producer Hal Willner serves as producer of the event, which will be co-promoted by Evenko, Rubin Fogel Productions and Live Nation/Robomagic.  Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning director Jack Bender (Game of Thrones, Lost, The Sopranos, Mr. Mercedes, etc.) will film the event for an upcoming special.

“Leonard Cohen is a literary and musical icon of word-craft,” said Hal Willner. “On the first anniversary of his passing, we will endeavor to present a tribute to an artist who is universally acknowledged as one of the great poets and songwriters of all time.”

The event will benefit the Canada Council for the Arts, the Council of Arts and Letters of Quebec, and the Montreal Arts Council.

“Proceeds from the event will be shared by several of Canada’s arts organizations in an effort to continue the legacy of great works,” said Robert Kory and Michelle Rice, Leonard’s managers. “In fact, Leonard often mentioned the Arts Councils, whom he credited as providing essential support in the early days of his career.”

Tower of Song will mark the first anniversary of Leonard’s passing and commence a week of celebrations honoring Cohen in Montreal. As previously announced, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s new exhibit, “Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything,” will open to the public November 9. The exhibit was approved by the late songwriter before his passing and will celebrate Cohen’s life and work.

For more information, please visit www.LeonardCohen.com

TICKETS AT :

Website: EVENKO.CA
Phone: 1-855-310-2525