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November 7, 2008

This week, Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts will offer a diverse array of solo, ensemble and theatrical performances. Variety like this can only be found on Loyola’s Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

Vienna Boys Choir to perform at Loyola
Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.
Holy Name of Jesus Church, located adjacent to Loyola University New Orleans

The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir brings its 500-year-old vocal tradition to Holy Name of Jesus Church at Loyola University New Orleans for a concert on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m.

The Vienna Boys Choir delights music lovers across the globe with purity of tone, musical depth and distinctive charm. Offering something for everyone, their concerts combine music with poetry, dance, theater and visual arts.

Concert tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and Loyola faculty and staff. Tickets will also be available at the door Sunday.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit montage.loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2074.


The Loyola University Jazz Band Fall Concert
Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola’s main campus

The Loyola Jazz Band Fall concert, under the direction of Loyola music professor John Mahoney, will feature some of the finest jazz students at Loyola performing compositions and arrangements by Thad Jones, Les Hooper, Steve Brown and Alan Broadbent. The group will also premiere Mahoney’s arrangement of “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.”

Opening the concert will be students from the Fontainebleau High School Jazz Band, located in Mandeville, under the direction of Loyola alumus Lee Hicks. This band won fourth place in the Swing Central National Jazz Band Contest in Savannah, Ga., last spring.

Members of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, Davy Mooney and Vadim Neselovskyi, will also assist in the concert and will premiere original works.

Admission to the concert is free open to the pubic.


Guest piano concert featuring David Northington
Monday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola’s main campus

David Northington, concert pianist and professor of piano at the University of Tennessee, will perform a concert titled “Piano Works of Aaron Copland: An American Master.”

At his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times called Northington “an immensely gifted musician…who combines the technical mastery of a virtuoso with the musical sensitivity of a poet.”

Northington will perform Copland’s Piano Sonata, “Three Moods,” “Passacaglia,” “Four Piano Blues” and “Piano Variations.”

Admission to the performance is free and open to the public.


Loyola faculty brings chamber music alive
Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola’s main campus

Members of Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts strings faculty and staff will perform a chamber music concert this Tuesday featuring String Quartet No. 4, by Walter Piston; Tango Ballet for String Quartet, by Astor Piazzolla; and the “Trout” Quintet, by Franz Schubert.

Concert performers include Amy Thiaville, violin; Elizabeth Oberweg, violin; Bruce Owen, viola; Allen Nisbet, cello; David Anderson, bass; and Yui Asano, piano.

Admission is free and open to the public.


Loyola jazz workshop band performs at Satchmo’s
Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Satchmo’s Jazz Café, located in the Danna Student Center basement

Loyola Jazz Studies Professor Tony Dagradi directs this group of students in a lively performance this Thursday.

The group will perform an assortment of jazz standards by Miles Davis and Chick Chorea, and an original composition by Dagradi.

Admission is open to the public.


Loyola Choirs Fall Concert

Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola’s main campus

Meg Hulley Frazier, assistant professor of music and coordinator of choral activities at Loyola, will direct the Loyola University Chorus and Chorale in a concert this Thursday featuring a variety of sacred and contemporary choral selections.

Admission is open to the public.


“Spinning into Butter” tackles latent racism

Nov. 9, at 2 p.m., and Nov. 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, at 8 p.m.

Marquette Theater, located on the second floor of Marquette Hall

Loyola’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and director Laura Hope bring to the stage the hidden racism that may lurk in people’s hearts in Rebecca Gilman’s “Spinning into Butter.”

Set at a small, mostly white private liberal arts college in Vermont, “Spinning into Butter” explores the danger when society fails to confront issues of racism and political correctness.

“This is a dangerous, searching, brilliant play, probing the self-inflicted wounds of a self-righteous civilization.” – London Sunday Times

“It’s a potent topic, and the playwright explores it with an admirable boldness as well as a nice leavening humor.” – Variety

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and children, and can be purchased on the web at montage.loyno.edu or by calling the Loyola Box Office at (504) 865-2074. Tickets will also be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.

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