LSM Newswire

Monday, June 1, 2009

Media partnership with Orford Summer Festival and Jona Rapoport's "Art &Fine Living with Jona"

Jona Rapoport's radio show, Art & Fine Living with Jona on CJRS 1650 in Montreal, is honoured to announce media partnership with the Orford Summer Festival in 2009. The festival celebrates its 58th anniversary with performances of over 160 outstanding artists and runs from June 19th to August 15th, 2009, in Orford, Quebec.

The Orford Summer Festival has distinguished itself as one of Quebec's major cultural events through incomparable musical performances. More than 60 concerts are given each summer by renowned orchestras, ensembles, guest artists, Orford Academy professors and select students.

Art & Fine Living with Jona is a veritable showcase of some of the world's renowned and emerging talents in music, theatre, cinema, dance, literature, visual and performing arts. The show has been lauded as a unique platform which supports the arts through insightful interviews, cultural news, coverage of upscale lifestyle trends and presentation of new releases in classical music and jazz. The show is also a proud media partner of L'Opera de Montreal and the Centaur Theatre Company.

Art & Fine Living with Jona has been endorsed by some of Canada's leading cultural institutions and presenters, among them Celebritas, The Centaur Theatre Company, The Montreal Symphony, The Opera de Montreal, I Musici Chamber Orchestra, Bach-Academie and many others.

Guests who appeared on Art & Fine Living with Jona include, among many others, the prolific piano virtuoso Lang Lang, Conductor Yoav Talmi, Choreographer Stijn Celis, Violinist Alexandre da Costa, Playwright Vittorio Rossi, Singer Sean Lennon, Violinist Gil Shaham, Actor/Director Maurice Podbrey, Pianist Elena Bashkirova, Soprano Natalie Dessay, Film director Mike Newell, Cellist/Conductor Yuli Turovsky, Poet David Mason, Soprano Measha Brueggergosman, Ritz Chef Paul Little, Actress Caroline Cave, Saxophonist Walter Blanding, Choreographer Peter Quanz, Director Bryna Wasserman, Conductor Yoav Talmi, Saxophonist Bill Prouten, Opera Atelier director, Chantal Lambert, Conductor Jacques Lacombe, Grand Ballets Alain Dancyger, Composer Lori Laitman, Violinist Jonathan Crow, Conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Playwright Daniel Lillford, Comedy duo Bowser & Blue, Bassist Alain Caron, Bass Denis Sedov, Soprano Suzie Leblanc, Recital series director Richard Turp, Dancer Callie Robinson, Choreographer Stijn Celis, Director Peter Hinton, Violinist James Ehnes, Choreographer Shen Wei, Tenor Richard Margison, Photographer Varda Pollak-Sahm, Choreographer Ohad Naharin, Composer Ofer Ben-Amots, Director Roy Surette, Pianist Simon Tedeschi, Tenor Marc Hervieux, Composer Ofer Ben-Amots, Film Producer George Weiss, Cellist Denise Djokic, Dancer/Choreographer Margie Gillis, Conductor Bernard Labadie, Jazz Vocalist Sophie Milman, Artist Boaz Kaizman, Tenor Ben Heppner and dozens of other fine artists!

More about programming, schedules and ticket information for the Orford Summer Festival at

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