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Grammy Award-Winner to Perform Fundraiser, March 6

February 28, 2017

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra and IAMPV (Instituto de Artes Musicales Puerto Vallarta) are delighted to announce a fundraiser featuring a performance by Grammy Award winning cellist, Don Moline of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, on Monday, March 6, at Incanto.

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.

There will be an open bar - wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm and again after Mr. Moline's performance, which will begin 7:00 pm. Also, young members of the PVCO will perform prior to the main performance. Proceeds will go directly to support the Orchestra and to expand the educational projects of IAMPV for the younger generations.

Tickets are available for a donation of 800 Pesos or $40 USD at the venue or online at incantovallarta.com.

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 a 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 renowned for its quality teaching of the arts, music and drama. He especially enjoyed the creative aspect of his work there, when realizing adaptations 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 Center and Library, The Palm Cabaret, Boutique Theatre and Incanto. He is also a 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.

Don't miss these two incredible musicians as they perform a concert to raise funds for the for PV Chamber Orchestra and IAMPV pm Monday, March 6, 2017. The evening begins with 5:30 cocktails and a string quartet, followed by the concert with Mr. Moline & Mr. Comeau at 7:00 pm. Open bar - wine and beer, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Beverages will not be distributed during Mr. Moline's performance, so as to avoid distracting the artists. However, gratis drinks will be available again at the conclusion of the concert.

Incanto is located at Insurgentes 109, immediately before the Rio Cuale bridge, on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. Telephone: (322) 223-9756