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Local musicians young and old unite for volunteer orchestra's fall concert

November 8, 2013

The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra, a volunteer community ensemble founded and coordinated by Loyola University New Orleans students, presents a free concert, "Symphonic Legends," Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and set for Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. A post-performance reception in the Roussel lobby will include refreshments and an opportunity to meet the musicians and conductors.

The concert features excerpts from Franz Schubert's “Unfinished Symphony” and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's “March Slav,” as well as a medley from popular video game series, “The Legend of Zelda.” Loyola senior and vocalist Brindley McWhorter will accompany the orchestra as a guest artist for selections from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.”

The New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra includes Loyola and other local college students, as well as high school and adult musicians from around the community. Since its founding in 2012, the orchestra has grown in size and repertoire, with current music ranging from compositions by Ludwing van Beethoven and Maurice Ravel to arrangements from hit TV shows like “Dr. Who” and “Avatar: the Last Airbender.”

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