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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Andre Mathieu Music on Art & Fine Living with Jona Radio Show Dec. 2009

By Jona Rapoport
Jona Rapoport Artist Management/Radio Host
December 15, 2009

Art & Fine Living with Jona marks the end of 2009 with a special program to air four (4) times, from December 20th to the 30th, 2009. It is dedicated entirely to the music of Canadian pianist/composer Andre Mathieu (1929-1968). Mathieu's Songs for Choir and Orchestra and his entire Concerto No. 4 in E Minor are presented on the program. These appear on the 2008 Analekta recording with pianist Alain Lefevre, who was given the lost piano recordings and commissioned the full orchesration of the concerto.

The very first West Coast performance of Mathieu's Concerto No. 4 will be conducted by Israeli-born Nir Kabaretti, music and artistic director of The Santa Barbara Symphony, in January 2010.

Closed captioning for this program is provided by:

Composer Lori Laitman: Vedem Oratorio premiere, Music of Remembrance, May 2010.

Conductor Nir Kabaretti: Ooh La La:Pianist Alain Lefevre in works by Mathieu/Franck, Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, January 23-24, 2010.

Music: Andre Mathieu: Concerto No.4; Orchestral Works - Alain Lefevre/George Hanson & Tucson Symphony Orchestra (Analekta, 2008)

Art & Fine Living with Jona airs on 1650 AM in Montreal, and live stream on our website at

Art & Fine Living with Jona is the brainchild of Montreal radio host and producer, Jona Rapoport, who has contributed to Radio Shalom for over a decade. It is a veritable showcase of some of the worlds renowned and emerging talents in music, theatre, cinema, dance, literature, visual and performing art. 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 the proud media partner of LOpera de Montreal, The Centaur Theatre Company and The Montreal Bach Festival. Jona Rapoport is also an artist manager and publicist who represents acclaimed American composer Lori Laitman. 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 Orchestra, The Opera de Montreal, I Musici Chamber Orchestra and many others.

Guests who appeared on Art & Fine Living with Jona include, among many others, the prolific piano virtuoso Lang Lang, Director Gordon McCall, Orford Artistic Director Davis Joachim, Festival Lanaudiere Artistic Director Alex Benjamin, Jazz vocalist Susie Arioli, Montreal International Jazz Festival Programming Director, Caroline Johnson, Violinist Alexandre da Costa, Playwright Vittorio Rossi, Singer Sean Lennon, Soprano Marie-Josee Lord, Violinist Gil Shaham, Actor/Director Maurice Podbrey, Pianist Elena Bashkirova, Soprano Natalie Dessay, Film director Mike Newell, Cellist/Conductor Yuli Turovsky, Vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, 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.