Update: The March 6 performance is already sold out. A second performance has been added on March 9 by popular demand.
The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra and IAMPV (Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta) are delighted to announce a fundraiser featuring the Grammy Award winning cellist, Don Moline of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
This is a rare and special opportunity to experience a world class musical performance in Puerto Vallarta, with the soloist Mr. Moline accompanied by the talented and popular pianist, Jean-Guy Comeau.
Concert is at the Piano Bar of the lovely venue Incanto. With a seating capacity of only 70, this event is sure to sell out so make sure you get your tickets early.
We hope you'll join us on Monday, March 6 for this exclusive one-night only performance.
There will be an open bar with wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm and again after Mr. Moline's performance, which will begin at 7:00 pm. Also, young members of the PVCO will perform previous to the main performance.
Proceeds will go directly to support the Orchestra and to expand the educational projects of IAMPV for the younger generations.
Donation tickets are $40 US or 800 pesos and are available online at Incanto and at the venue, Insurgentes 109 in Old Town Vallarta (just south of the Rio Cuale Bridge. Telephone is (322) 223-9756.
About Donald Moline:
Grammy© award winner DONALD MOLINE was also awarded the Theodore Thomas Medallion for 39 years as a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has established a distinguished orchestral, chamber music, solo and recording career, having performed in virtually every corner of the globe with many of the world's greatest conductors and musicians. Earning degrees at Hartt College and Indiana University, Mr. Moline's teachers included Luigi Silva, Bernard Greenhouse and Janos Starker. As soloist his CD recordings include "Last Song of Summer" with organist Randall Swanson for the Dorian Label, "Napoleon's Cellist," music by Jean-Louis Duport, with pianist Daniel Paul Horn (Centaur CRC 2414) "Melange" with Rachael Ferris, harp, featuring music for cello and harp by Jean-Louis Duport and Nicholas Bochsa (Centaur CRC-2688) and "Cathedral Cello" featuring "Four Seasons" which Moline commissioned by composer Peter Mathews (Centaur CRC 2832). He won a Grammy© award for his recordings with the Chicago Pro Musica for Reference Records, and has recorded extensively for the WFMT Fine Arts Network with the Chicago Arts Quartet, which has performed in the Bruckner Festival in Linz, Austria, throughout the United States and in Japan.
Mr. Moline makes his home in downtown Chicago, where he maintains an active teaching schedule. He is very happy to spend part of the winter in Puerto Vallarta, learning Spanish and making many new friends.
About Jean-Guy Comeau:
Pianist Jean-Guy Comeau was born in Atlantic Canada and presently works in Montreal and Puerto Vallarta. Holding degrees in pedagogy, voice and piano from Moncton and Montreal universities, he taught for several years at Montreal's FACE School, a school renown for its quality teaching of the arts, music and drama. He especially enjoyed the creative aspect of his work there, when realizing adaptations for his students of Mozart's Magic Flute, Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges and Grieg's Peer Gynt along with set design, costumes and lighting.
While teaching at FACE, he pursued his career as a pianist and singer with several ensembles. Jean-Guy sang professionally with the Montreal Symphony Chorus, Studio of Early Music, Tudor Singers, Montreal Opera Chorus and had the privilege to work with celebrated conductors Charles Dutoit, Kent Nagano, Robert Shaw, Masaaki Suzuki, Yannick Nezet-Séguin, among others. The participation in these ensembles brought him to travel throughout Canada, U.S. and Europe and performing in enchanting venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Roy Thomson Hall, Place des Arts and summer concerts at Domaine Forget, Festival de Lanaudière, in Philadelphia and Saratoga Springs. Champagne Veuve Cliquot sponsored one of his tours in Europe and the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris received him with the Vocal Quartet "Souvenance" that he founded.
In recent years, he has performed in different venues in Vallarta such as Los Mangos Cultural Centre and Library, Palm Cabaret, Boutique Theatre and Incanto. He is also pianist and singing tenor with the new and now famous "Vallarta Vocalista Ensemble." His interests include making his contribution to the cultural scene in Vallarta, making music with wonderful musicians and presenting interesting repertoire in the field of jazz, classical and Latin music.
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