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Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Domtar Laureate Series: Fourth concert featuring Andrea Cesari being held on Monday, March 19

Friday, March 16, 2012

Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Domtar Laureate Series: Fourth concert featuring Andrea Cesari being held on Monday, March 1911:28 EDT Friday, March 16, 2012MONTREAL, March 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar is proud to be the Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Season Partner for the 2011-2012 Laureate Concert Series. Please join us for the fourth of five concerts in this series.Featured:   Richard Strauss' Horn Concerto no 1.Soloist: Andrea CesariConductor: Wanda KaluznyAlso on the program: Treasured Pasture LeisurePleasure by the composerChan Ka Nin, recipient of two Juno awards and the Dora Mavor Moor Award in Canada.When:    Monday, March 19, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET  Where:    Bourgie Concert HallMontreal Museum of Fine Arts1339 Sherbrooke Street WestMontreal, QCFor 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.caAbout the soloistAndrea Cesari, horn virtuoso, will perform with the MCO as well as in North America for the first time on March 19. Andrea is winner of several competitions as well as the prestigious AudiMozart! Competition won in 2008.About the conductorBorn 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 U.S. 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 OrchestraThe 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 Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and adult incontinence products. The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade, fluff and specialty pulps. The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products. Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar®, Lynx® Opaque Ultra, Husky® Opaque Offset, First Choice® and Domtar EarthChoice®. Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a complete line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends® brand name. Domtar owns and operates ArivaTM, an extensive network of strategically located paper and printing supplies distribution facilities. In 2011, Domtar had sales of US$5.6 billion from nearly 50 countries. The Company employs approximately 9,100 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com. 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