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Electro-acoustic music and 'Carmina Burana' performances featured this weekend

April 9, 2010

Sanford Hinderlie, professor of music

Musicians from around the country will showcase new music during a concert at Loyola University New Orleans, “Resonant Grounds: Electro-acoustic music at Loyola.” The performance will include original compositions by Duane Pitre, Devin Hildebrand, David Hyman, Peter Leonard, Donald Miller, Rob Cambre and Loyola faculty members Sanford Hinderlie and Paul Botelho.

The performance takes place Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

Electro-acoustic music is produced, changed or reproduced by electronic means and makes creative use of electronic equipment. Performed selections include “Feel Free,” by Duane Pitre; “I Always Feel Like Crying,” by Devin Hildebrand; “Chosen Comforts of the Lonely Eons,” by Bhob Rainey; “Moving into Voices: For Solo Cello and Computer,” by David Hyman; “Hoola,” by Peter Leonard; and “Improvisations, Delayed and Otherwise,” by Sanford Hinderlie and Paul Botelho.

On Sunday, April 11, Loyola will team up with Tulane University to perform Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.”The free concert, featuring a full orchestra and more than 160 singers, takes place at 3 p.m. in Roussel Hall.

The Loyola Symphony Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jean Montès, the Loyola Choirs, directed by Dr. Meg Hulley-Frazier, and the Tulane/Newcomb Choir, directed by Dr. C. Leonard Raybon, will perform the masterwork.

Loyola’s distinguished Faculty Chamber Ensemble will perform a concert that includes the String Quartet No. 2, Op. 17, Sz. 67, by Béla Bartók and the Quintet in G major, Op. 77, with string bass, by Antonín Dvoák, on Tuesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Hall,

Performers include faculty members Amy Thiaville, violin; Bruce Owen, viola; Dave Anderson, double bass; and Allen Nisbet, cello. Also featured will be Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Elizabeth Overweg.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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