MEDIA RELEASE – Music for Cello and Piano at next Chamber Music Kelowna Concert

Kelowna, BC – Two acclaimed US musical artists will take the stage at the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna on Friday evening, March 10. Robert DeMaine, Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Symphony, and pianist Peter Takács of the Oberlin School of Music, will perform works from various composers to showcase the cello’s ever-growing appeal to today’s audiences.

Robert DeMaine has been praised by the New York Times as “an artist who makes one hang on every note.” A highly sought-after solo artist and chamber musician, he is a frequent guest artist at many of the world’s premier chamber music festivals. He has appeared on the stages of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and London’s Wigmore Hall, among others. Peter Takács has performed as guest soloist with major orchestras around the world, and has performed and recorded the entire cycle of 32 Beethoven piano sonatas on the Cambria label. Takács has given master classes in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has been a jury member at many prestigious national and international competitions. Together, Robert and Peter have recorded the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations for cello and piano. They will perform a selection of these in this concert, as well as works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Cassadó.

To further enhance the audience experience, Chamber Music Kelowna will offer a free pre-concert talk by Okanagan Symphony Orchestra Music Director Rosemary Thomson, at 6:30 pm in the RCA’s Salloum Room.

The concert takes place at 7:30 pm on Friday March 10 in the Mary Irwin Theatre at the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Tickets at both adult and student prices are available from the RCA box office at Full program information can be found at

For further information contact:
Lorna Higdon-Norrie
Chamber Music Kelowna
Tel: 250-814-3964

About Chamber Music Kelowna
Chamber Music Kelowna presents an annual classical chamber music concert series featuring acclaimed Canadian and international artists. It also facilitates youth outreach programs and provides scholarships for young aspiring musicians, supports emerging artists, and showcases the work of Canadian composers. Support for the organization comes through municipal and federal grants as well as from sponsors, series subscribers, and private donors. Information about Chamber Music Kelowna, the subscription series, and upcoming concerts can be found at

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