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Internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass performs at Loyola

March 7, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts is proud to present The Dallas Brass as part of the Montage Series. Incorporating humor with intricate playing and a touch of history, the internationally acclaimed Dallas Brass will perform the concert “American Musical Journey,” which includes some of America’s greatest hits from the past 230 years. The performance takes place Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Free parking will be available in the West Road Garage.

“American Musical Journey” is an anthology of music that lifts the American spirit and connects audiences with our own musical heritage. It is a showcase of the gifts American composers have given to our nation and a delightful and elegant display of the musical talents of this outstanding ensemble. Including the music of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Henry Mancini, Leonard Bernstein and more, “American Musical Journey” is infused with wit, humor and intricate playing.

In addition to their solo engagements, the Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. Symphonic credits include the Cincinnati Pops, the New York Pops and the Philly Pops. The Dallas Brass has performed at Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and has toured overseas to Europe and East Asia. They have shared the stage with Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, have appeared on the CBS “Early Show,” and its music has been used numerous times on the television show, “The Young & The Restless.”

“American Musical Journey” is fun, lively and entertaining - perfect for the entire family. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for Loyola faculty, staff and students. They can be purchased by visiting montage.loyno.edu or by calling (504) 865-2074.

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, please contact Sean Snyder at smsnyder@loyno.edu or by calling (504) 865-2074.

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