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Internationally renowned harpist and violinist to perform French music program

January 11, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts is proud to present Rachel van Voorhees, harpist, and Gregory Fulkerson, violinist, as part of the 2008 Montage Fine and Performing Arts series. The performance, which includes music by French composers such as Fauré, Massenet, and Saint-Saëns, takes place Wednesday, January 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Monroe Hall on Loyola’s main campus. Admission to the performance is free and open to the public.

Van Voorhees has performed numerous concerts in the United States and abroad. As the principal harpist of the Louisiana Philharmonic, she enjoys a unique career as soloist, recitalist, and chamber and orchestral musician. She has performed orchestral concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony. She studied at the Julliard School, Purchase College, the Conservatoire in Fontainebleau, France, and has a master’s degree from Yale University.

Fulkerson, an international soloist and recording artist, has performed more than 30 works with select orchestras, including the American Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has also performed abroad as a solo recitalist at various venues including the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, all in New York City. Fulkerson is currently on the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

For more information about this or other upcoming events, visit www.montage.loyno.edu or call Sean Snyder at (504) 865-5882.

The Loyola University Montage Series is a fine and performing arts showcase that exhibits some of the top arts events in the region. The series is dedicated to providing educational and entertaining performances, which include outstanding concerts, guest performers, masterclasses, jazz, dance, art exhibitions, and theatre productions in an intimate setting. For more information about the Loyola University Montage Series, please visit www.montage.loyno.edu

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