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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Art & Fine Living with Jona

Composer Paul Desenne on Art & Fine Living with Jona Sept 7, 10, 2008

Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne's new work, Dragoncello for 6 cellos and orchestra, will see its world premiere in Montreal on September 17, 2007. The work was created as a tribute to cellist/conductor Yuli Turovsky, founder and conductor of I Musici de Montreal,one of Canada's most prestigious chamber orchestras. Turovosky is also a one of the cello's greatest pedagogues.

The interview and excerpts of the work can be heard on Art & Fine Living with Jona on CJRS 1650 in Montreal on Sunday, September 7 and again on Wednesday, September 10, 2008. The show can be accessed live stream on the radio's website at All shows are archived shortly on the radio website for downloading and/or listening.

Art & Fine Living with Jona is a veritable showcase of some of the world's renowned and emerging talents in music, theatre, cinema, dance, visual arts and more, and has been lauded as a unique platform combining insightful interviews, cultural news and coverage of new releases in classical music and jazz. The show also focuses on education and promotion of the arts in general and devotes a space for exploring upscale lifestyle trends. Guests who appeared on Art & Fine Living with Jona include, among many others, the prolific Lang Lang; Violinist Gil Shaham; Soprano Natalie Dessay; Film director Mike Newell; Cellist/Conductor Yuli Turovsky; Soprano Measha Brueggergosman; Choreographer Peter Quanz Compser Lori Laitman; Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin; Playwright Daniel Lillford; Violinist James Ehnes and Tenor Ben Heppner.

Jona Rapoport also represents the extraordinary talent of American art song and opera composer Lori Laitman.

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