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Montage Performing Arts Series offers star-studded 2013-14 season

Loyola press release - August 19, 2013

With more than 100 events, the Loyola University New Orleans 2013-14 Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series features encore performances by two European musical treasures, a fully staged production of Mozart's most popular opera, stunning visual arts exhibits, jazz concerts, classical music recitals and a full season of ballet and theatre performances.

This year’s line-up boasts illustrious artists from the U.S. and abroad, including:

  • The Vienna Boys Choir, an Austrian jewel touted as one of the world’s foremost choral groups;
  • a special encore performance by chart-topping recording artists, The Priests, one of the most recognized and successful acts in both the religious and secular worlds;
  • the return of Loyola alumni Greer Grimsley ’76 and Alfred Walker ’96 in the “Bicentennial Celebration of Verdi and Wagner,” featuring the Loyola Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Chorus;
  • eminent music scholar and pianist William Kinderman, Ph.D., in Ludwig van Beethoven’s “33 Variations;” and
  • acclaimed saxophonist and clarinetist Victor Goines, BME ’84 at the 45th annual Loyola Jazz Festival.

The Loyola Opera, under the direction of Carol Rausch, will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final opera, “The Magic Flute,” and Loyola’s major student ensembles will present concerts throughout the year. College of Music and Fine Arts faculty performances will include a special “Valentines” concert by flutist Patti Adams and pianist Yui Asano, and return engagements by the James Carter String Quartet and Ignatius Faculty Sax Quartet.

The Loyola Ballet will once again present fall and spring concerts, and theatre productions on tap include “Patient A,” a powerful drama about AIDS; William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice;” Canadian playwright Michael Tremblay’s “Albertine in Five Times;” and the popular Sherlock Holmes mystery, “Hound of the Baskervilles.”

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Masterclass Series at Loyola continues in full-swing this year. Loyola students will work with world-class musicians, including pianists Benedetto Lupo and Lilya Zilberstein, violinists Karen Gomyo and Philippe Quint, organist Paul Jacobs, and a special conductor’s class with maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto.

Loyola’s art and design department will present an extensive series of lectures and exhibits by prominent artists, including Matt Shlian, William Lamson, MOMO, Zachary Harris, Ying Zhu and Christopher McNulty, among others. The traditional student graphic design and fine art exhibits will round out the season.

For tickets and information about these and other events, visit montage.loyno.edu or call 504-865-2074. Free parking for Montage events is available in the West Road Garage located on West Road and accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

For more information, contact Jess Brown in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at 504-861-5882.

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