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Montage Series launches new art season

August 20, 2010

Grammy Award-winning Steinway Artist Emanuel Ax

Get ready to be inspired with the launch of the 2010-11 season of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans. This season is sure to have something for everyone from classical music, jazz, opera, art, theatre, ballet and much more.

Many performances of the Montage series this year will highlight Loyola’s unique Jesuit heritage. This year celebrates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Jesuits in Acadia, or French Canada.

“The Montage series is the most extensive and bold artistic effort of its kind in this region,” said Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., dean of Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts. “There is a fantastic mix this year of musical, theatrical and artistic works – in serious and popular styles – of the highest quality. We are also very excited to introduce a new Jesuit thematic element to the season this year which I hope will help audiences connect with Loyola’s mission and values.”

Some of this season’s performance highlights include:

  • Metropolitan Opera star and Loyola alumna Angela Mannino in concert, Sept. 12, 3 p.m., in Roussel Hall. Free admission
  • Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performing works by Schubert and Chopin in a concert benefiting the rebuilding and revitalization of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Hall.
  • Moliere’s classic “The Misanthrope” produced by Loyola Theatre on Nov. 5, 6, 11-13, 8 p.m., in Marquette Theater.
  • Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for solo piano performed by Loyola Dean Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., on Nov. 14, 2 p.m., followed by
  • The world premiere of Loyola Distinguished Professor Col. John R. Bourgeois’ arrangement of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for chamber ensemble on Nov. 14, 4 p.m., in Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • Violist Roberto Diaz performing works by Brahms on Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Cajun/French music groups Feufollet and Lost Bayou Ramblers jamming on Friday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Harold Baquet photo exhibit, “In the Blink of an Eye,” opening Feb. 3, 5 p.m., Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery. Free admission.
  • Carlisle Floyd’s opera “Susannah,” performed by Loyola Opera Theatre, on Feb. 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Samuel Beckett’s acclaimed play “Waiting for Godot” produced by Loyola Theatre running Feb. 16-19, 8 p.m., and Feb. 20, 2 p.m., Lower Depths Theater.
  • New age jazz pianist George Winston performing a benefit concert for victims of the BP oil spill Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Donations go the Catholic Charities of New Orleans.
  • Bach’s “St. John Passion” performed by the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, Loyola Chorale, professor Phil Frohnmayer and Randall Black on April 20, 3 p.m., Roussel Hall.

These are just a few of the exciting events lined up this year at Loyola. For a more complete listing of events, view our subscription packages or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.montage.loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

To schedule an interview with any of our artists, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

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