Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Domtar Discovery Series: Second concert featuring Cicely Parnas, cello, being held on Tuesday, December 10

MONTREAL, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar is proud to once again be the Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Season Partner for the 2013-2014 Discovery Concert Series. We invite classical music lovers of all ages to join us.

Date:   Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 8 p.m.
     
Venue:





Bourgie Concert Hall
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC
     
Featured:    Cello Concerto no.1 in A Minor, op. 33 by Camille Saint-Saëns as well as the world premiere of Concertino for Cello composed by Canadian Jim McGrath in honour of the Orchestra's 40th anniversary.
    Soloist: Cicely Parnas
    Conductor: Wanda Kaluzny

Also on the program: Symphony no. 2 in D Major, op. 36 by Ludwig van Beethoven and Petit Adagio from "The Seasons: Autumn" by Alexander Glazunov.

For further information or to schedule interviews with the concert conductor and/or soloist, interested individuals and media can contact Mona Awad, MCO Executive Director, at 514-871-1224 or at info@mco-ocm.qc.ca

About the soloist
Cellist Cicely Parnas has a unique presence on the concert stage and is recognized for her highly individualized sound, exquisite tone and spontaneous creativity fueled by an affable fearlessness. Ms. Parnas performs on a 1712 Giovanni Grancino cello. A memorable evening not be missed!

About the conductor
Born in Montreal, Wanda Kaluzny started her musical studies with lessons in piano and organ. She began her conducting career at the age of 11 when she assumed the position of organist and choir director at the Holy Cross Parish in Montreal, a position she held for eight years. A year later at the age of twenty, she founded the Montreal Chamber Orchestra making her at the time, the youngest and only woman conductor of a professional Orchestra. Kaluzny's conducting studies include working with Stefan Stuligrosz in Poland and with Charles Bruck at the Pierre Monteux Memorial Foundation in the United States. She toured in Europe as Maestro Bruck's assistant and also guest conducted in North America and Europe. In April 1990, she was the first woman to guest conduct the Baden-Baden Symphony in Germany.


About the Montreal Chamber Orchestra
The Montreal Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1974 by its Artistic Director and Conductor, Wanda Kaluzny. Under her leadership the MCO has earned a reputation for excellence and has achieved international recognition: Korean tour including a television broadcast (1990-91); tour of Southeastern U.S.A. (Nov 1990); tour in California invited by Columbia Artist Management (Mar 1992). The MCO was also honored to be the first Canadian Orchestra featured in two PBS programs produced by Vermont Public Television, which included the memorial concert entitled "Requiem for September 11". The Montreal Chamber Orchestra can be heard on the compact discs Suites for Strings and Cinématique.

About Domtar
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For further information:

For further information or to schedule interviews with the concert conductor and/or soloist, interested individuals and media can contact Mona Awad, MCO Executive Director, at 514-871-1224 or at info@mco-ocm.qc.ca