The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Press release from CNW Group

Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Domtar Discovery Series: Second concert featuring Nikki Chooi being held on Tuesday, November 27

Monday, November 26, 2012

Montreal Chamber Orchestra's Domtar Discovery Series: Second concert featuring Nikki Chooi being held on Tuesday, November 2712:37 EST Monday, November 26, 2012MONTREAL, Nov. 26, 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 to join us.Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8 p.m.   Venue: Bourgie Concert Hall  Montreal Museum of Fine Arts  1339 Sherbrooke Street West  Montreal, QC   Featured: Concerto for violin in D Major, op. 61 by L. Van Beethoven  Soloist: Nikki Chooi  Conductor: Wanda Kaluzny   Also on the program: Symphony no. 38 in D Major, KV 504 "Prague"by W. A. Mozart, Music for Dancing by J. Beckwith and Pavane pour une infante défunte by M. Ravel.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 soloistThe young and talented Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi began his violin studies at the age of four and is today described by the Boston Globe as 'a model of taste and tonal refinement'.  His performance on November 27 marks his first appearance with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra.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 DomtarDomtar 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 9,300 people. To learn more, visit SOURCE: DOMTAR CORPORATIONFor further information: Mona Awad MCO Executive Director 514-871-1224