MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar is proud to once again be the Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Season Partner for the 2014-2015 Discovery Concert Series. We invite classical music lovers of all ages to join us.
|Date:||Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 8 p.m.|
|Venue:|| Bourgie Concert Hall
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
|Featured:|| Piano Concerto no. 1, op. 25 in G Minor by Mendelssohn
Soloist: Alexandra Silocea
Conductor: Wanda Kaluzny
Also on the program: Romance by French composer Teddy Leong-She, Symphony no. 97 in C Major, Hob I:97 by Haydn, Sinfonia in F Major, Badley F2 by Leopold Hofman and Vocalise by Rachmaninoff.
About the soloist
The first concert of the season features pianist Alexandra Silocea who has attracted considerable attention across Europe and the United States with her illuminating interpretations and her highly refined musicianship.
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.
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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 [email protected]