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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Partnering with Bach Academie for David Fray Recital

Art & Fine Living with Jona Joins Bach-Acadˆ©mie de Montrˆ©al as Media Partner in David Fray Recital

Jona Rapoport, producer and host of Art & Fine Living with Jona on Radio Shalom Montreal is pleased to announce her media partnership with the Bach-Acadˆ©mie de Montrˆ©al, in the presentation of acclaimed French pianist David Fray, on Wednesday, October 22 at Pollack Hall in Montreal.

Founded by Dr. Alexandra Scheibler in 2002, Bach-Acadˆ©mie de Montrˆ©al is dedicated to the promotion of the extraordinary body of musical work of Johann Sebastian Bach, through research, education and a performance series. The Bach-Acadˆ©mie, which presented two editions in 2005 and 2007, will focus its efforts on fundraising this year, with performances by soprano Natalie Choquette and pianist David Fray, and will present its third edition in 2009.

Jona Rapoport, producer and host of Art & Fine Living with Jona, is proud to be associated with the Bach-Acadˆ©mie de Montrˆ©al as media partner for David Fray's recital. Her radio show 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. In addition to her radio work, Jona represents acclaimed American composer, Lori Laitman, whose exciting new opera, The Scarlet Letter, will premiere this year.

Art & Fine Living with Jona can be heard on 1650 AM in Montreal and live stream on Radio Shalom's website at The show can also be accessed on the host's archived page and through a link on her website at

Jona Rapoport is also the artist manager and publicist of acclaimed American composer Lori Laitman.

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