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Crescent City Trumpet Fest to offer performance opportunities for the community

February 29, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts presents The Crescent City Trumpet Festival, as part of the 2008 Montage Fine and Performing Arts series. The festival will include a day of performing, masterclasses, and workshops alongside special guest Vincent DiMartino. Individuals who have an admiration for the trumpet and/or those who previously or currently play the trumpet are invited to bring their instrument and participate in the day’s festivities. The Crescent City Trumpet Festival takes place Saturday, March 1, beginning at noon, in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. Click here for a complete listing of festival events. Free parking will be available on campus.

Vincent DiMartino has performed worldwide as a soloist and with artists such as Henry Mancini, Doc Severinsen, Dizzy Gillespie, and Dave Brubeck. Widely admired for his classical and jazz playing, he has also recently begun to specialize in virtuoso cornet solos. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (B.M. and M.M. degrees), DiMartino has performed as a soloist with many symphony orchestras, including those in Cincinnati, Buffalo, Santa Fe, Orlando, and Rochester. He is prominently featured in many recordings of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. DiMartino is currently the Matton Professor of Music at Centre College in Danville, Ky.

For more information about this or other upcoming events, visit www.montage.loyno.edu or contact Sean Snyder in the Loyola University Office of Public Affairs 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 http://montage.loyno.edu

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