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Montage November concerts showcase major music ensembles

November 9, 2012

The Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series continues this month with performances by some of the major music ensembles at Loyola University New Orleans. All events are free and open to the public.

The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra will offer a concert on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall featuring contemporary music from film and television as well as classical works from Gustav Holst and Maurice Ravel. NOVO is a new, student-run community orchestra that includes Loyola students, adult community members and local high school students.

The Loyola Wind Ensemble, directed by Joseph Hebert, Ph.D., will perform selections by J.P. Sousa, Alfred Reed, Charles Fernandez ’83, and Percy Grainger, among others, on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in Roussel Hall. They will be joined by local high school student musicians in four selections, and Scott Kiser, Ph.D., and Col. John Bourgeois '90, H'05, will be guest conductors. At 7:30 p.m., the Loyola Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jean Montès, D.M.A., will perform.

On Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m., the Loyola Concert Band, directed by Hebert and featuring guest conductor Bourgeois, will perform a concert featuring selections by Steven Reineke, David Holsinger, Steven Bryant and W. Francis McBeth. The event will take place in Roussel Hall.

The Loyola Faculty Brass Quintet, featuring Sheryl Hadeka on French horn, Hebert on tuba, John Mahoney on trombone, and Nick Volz and Vance Woolf on trumpet, will perform Monday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Highlights of the program include John Cheetham’s “A Brass Menagerie,” Samuel Scheidt’s “Canyon Bergamasque,” and the ever-popular song by Irving Berlin, “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” The performance is in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

Free parking for all events is available in the West Road Garage, accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

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