Attend these gala concerts to benefit the Puerto Vallarta Institute of Musical Arts

World-class cellist Donald Moline will perform in Puerto Vallarta for just two dates, assisted by outstanding local musicians Jean-Guy Comeau (piano), Daniel Oliveros (clarinet) and Klaus Liebetanz (flute). The concerts will take place on January 31 at the Jardín Montenegro restaurant in Nuevo Vallarta (Boulevard Nuevo Vallarta 220) and on February 2 at the Centro Cultural Isla Cuale in Puerto Vallarta. Proceeds from these two events will go to Puerto Vallarta Institute of Musical Arts (IAMPV by its acronym in Spanish), a non-profit organization that provides music education to students in Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas, as well as an umbrella organization for the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra and the Salty Paws Jazz Orchestra.

Donald Moline was a cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 39 years and established a distinguished career in orchestra, chamber music, soloist and recording. Jean-Guy Comeau holds degrees in pedagogy, voice and piano and divides his working time between Puerto Vallarta and Montreal.

John Henry Kreitler, composer of concert music, film/television and theater, winner of 10 Emmy awards, composed, especially for this event, Sonidos de Vallarta, a suite in 4 parts for cello, flute and clarinet. Other works to perform are by Duport, Tchaikovsky, Massenet, Granados and Piazzolla.

Tickets for both dates are priced at MXN 1,200 and available for purchase at Both evenings will begin with aperitifs and appetizers at 6:00 p.m., followed by concerts at 7:00 p.m. During the first hour, there will be performances by IAMPV students. For more information, call (322) 131-8800 or visit IAMPV Facebook page.