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Montage Series presents Musaica's 6th season finale

March 30, 2012

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans presents the chamber ensemble, Musaica, on Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calhoun Street. The event is free and open to the public, although a donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors is recommended. A reception and opportunity to meet the musicians will immediately follow the performance.

The evening will feature the world premiere of "Suite in A Minor for Oboe Quartet" by award-winning composer and Xavier University New Orleans professor, Dan Shore. The program also includes Camille Saint-Saens’ seldom-heard “Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs” for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano, and Rebecca Clarke’s “Prelude, Allegro, and Pastorale” for viola and clarinet. As a grand finale, the group will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s “Octet for Strings.”

Musaica was founded in 2006 by a group of professional New Orleans musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Loyola and Tulane universities. It is a nonprofit chamber ensemble whose mission is to promote and foster chamber music performance, encourage the composition of new music and increase the awareness and appreciation of chamber music.

For more information, visit www.musaica.org or call 504-304-8608.

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