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Crescent City Wind Symphony presents spring concert filled with classical and Broadway tunes

February 29, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts proudly presents the Crescent City Wind Symphony (CCWS), under the direction of Joseph Hebert, as part of the Montage Arts Series. The Crescent City Wind Symphony presents a concert that includes musical selections by Dvořák, Copeland, Ticheli, and Persichetti, on Monday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the Loyola University main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave. The performance is free of charge and open to the public. Free parking will be available on campus in the West Road Garage.

Selections for the March 3 concert include “Shenandoah” by Frank Ticheli; Slavonic Dances No. 8 in g minor (Op. 46) by Antonín Dvořák; Divertimento by Vincent Persichetti; “Hoedown” from “Rodeo” by Aaron Copeland; and “Opening Night on Broadway,” featuring hit tunes such as “Springtime for Hitler” from “The Producers,” the theme song from “Avenue Q,” “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from “Spamalot,” “For Good” from “Wicked,” and “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King,” arranged by Michael Brown.

This year marks the 14th season of CCWS in New Orleans. CCWS is a community-based ensemble whose membership includes many professionals and students from various fields of study. Membership into the group is open to musicians who are above high school age.

The Loyola University 2007-2008 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 http://mfa.loyno.edu/montage/.

For more information about this event, please contact Sean Snyder in the Loyola Office of Public Affairs by calling (504) 865-5882 or by e-mailing smsnyder@loyno.edu.

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