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Loyola Symphony Orchestra to perform “An Afternoon with Friends” featuring Loyola faculty Bruce Owen

February 29, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts proudly presents “An Afternoon with Friends” presented by the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Jean Montès, as part of the Montage Arts Series. This delightful orchestra concert includes exciting and emotional musical selections by Beethoven, Sibelius, Lamothe (Haitian Composer), and Bruch. The concert will also serve as the premiere of a composition by Loyola student Alex Burtzos, who won the Loyola College of Music’s 2007-2008 student composition contest. The concert takes place on Sunday March 2, at 3 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking will be available on campus in the West Road Garage.

Bruce Owen, instructor of violin at Loyola, will be featured as the soloist in the elegant Romance (Op. 85) by Max Bruch.

Other selections for the March 2 concert include the “Leonore” Overture No.3. (Op. 72a) by Ludwig van Beethoven, Danza No. 4 by Ludovic Lamothe and Symphony No. 1 in e minor (Op. 39) by Jean Sibelius. Also featured will be the “Colorado Overture” composed by the winner of the Loyola 2007-2008 student composition competition, Alex Burtzos.

The Loyola University New Orleans 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 this or other montage events, please contact Sean Snyder at smsnyder@loyno.edu or (504) 861-5882.

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