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Montage brings a week of ensembles to Loyola

October 2, 2009

Loyola Symphony Orchestra

Beginning this weekend, the College of Music and Fine Arts Montage Series at Loyola University New Orleans will offer a selection of events by groups including the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, the Crescent City Wind Symphony and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Ensemble.

The Loyola Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Saturday, Oct. 3, that will feature music by Bach, Shostakovich and Copland. Directed by Dr. Jean Montès, the free concert is at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall, in the Communications/Music Complex.

The concert will be webcasted live on the College of Music and Fine Arts website. To watch the symphony concert online, visit http://cmfa.loyno.edu/montage/webcast.

Prior to the orchestra concert, the Loyola Alumni Association will host a free wine and cheese reception for Loyola alumni at 6 p.m., in the foyer outside of Roussel Hall. All Loyola alumni are invited to attend.

The Crescent City Wind Symphony, a community group serving the greater New Orleans area directed by Dr. Joseph Hebert, professor of music, will perform a free concert of symphonic band standards and favorites on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m., in Roussel Hall.

The Jazz Underground Series will continue next week with a performance by the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Ensemble featuring Monk students Victor Gould, piano; Godwin Louis, alto saxophone; Matt Marantz, tenor saxophone; Nicholas Falk, drums; Hogyu Hwang, bass; and Billy Buss, trumpet.

The group will perform fresh renditions of jazz standards Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Satchmo’s Jazz Café, located on the lower level of the Danna Student Center. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for non-Loyola students and Loyola faculty and staff. Loyola students are admitted free.

For more information on these or other Montage events, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or 504-861-5882. More information can also be found online at montage.loyno.edu.

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