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Press release from CNW Group

Montreal Chamber Orchestra'S Domtar Discovery Series

Friday, October 05, 2012

Montreal Chamber Orchestra'S Domtar Discovery Series14:24 EDT Friday, October 05, 2012First concert featuring Erica Goodman and Leslie Newman being held on Tuesday, October 9 MONTREAL, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Domtar is proud to once again be the Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Season Partner for the 2012-2013 Discovery Concert Series. We invite classical music lovers of all ages in Montreal to join us.Date:    Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 8 p.m.  Venue:    Bourgie Concert HallMontreal Museum of Fine Arts1339 Sherbrooke Street WestMontreal, QC  Featured:   Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major by W.A. MozartSoloist: Erica Goodman and Leslie NewmanConductor: Wanda KaluznyAlso on the program: Symphony no. 1 in D Major by F. Shubert , World premiere by J. McGrath and Salut d'amour, op.12 by E. Elgar.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.caAbout the soloistErica Goodman is a Canadian harp virtuoso who has played in hundreds of radio and TV productions, as well as numerous international festivals. October 9th, will be her first performance with the MCO.Leslie Newman is a Flute virtuoso who has made her professional debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of eighteen. Since then, she has performed with numerous orchestras throughout the world. The October 9th concert will mark Leslie Newman's fourth appearance with the MCO.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 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 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 Ariva®, 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 9,500 people. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.  SOURCE: DOMTAR CORPORATIONFor further information: Mona Awad MCO Executive Director 514-871-1224