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Loyola University College of Music presents pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn on Tuesday, May 2 @ 7:30 p.m.

Loyola press release - April 12, 2000

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans College of Music presents pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn. The concert is set for Tuesday, May 2, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall on the second floor of the Communications Music Complex located at the corner of Calhoun Street and St. Charles Avenue.

Solzhenitsyn will perform works by Beethoven, Webern, Max Reger, and George Crumb (Gnomic Variations).

General admission is $20; and $10 for students. Tickets and additional information are available through Loyola's ticket box office at 865-3492. For more information, contact Reid Wick at (504) 865-2074.

Recognized as one of today's most gifted artists, and enjoying an active career as both conductor and pianist, Ignat Solzhenitsyn's lyrical and poignant interpretations have won him critical acclaim throughout the world.

Solzhenitsyn is the principal conductor of the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, with whom he has worked closely since 1993, conducting them in subscription series as well as on tour in the United States, most recently at Town Hall in New York City. Highlights of last season's subscription concerts included three performances of Haydn's Seven Last Words as well as a complete performance of Gluck's Don Juan. To open the season, Gary Graffman performed as soloist under Solzhenitsyn and Dudley Moore appeared at a special gala concert.

Solzhenitsyn has appeared as guest conductor with the Charleston Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. This season's guest conducting engagements include the Oregon, Nashville, and Flagstaff symphonies.

In 1999-2000, Solzhenitsyn performs as soloist with Daniele Gatti and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a ten-concert tour of the United States, including performances in New York's Avery Fisher hall, Washington's Kennedy Center, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Other guest engagements include concerto performances under Maxim Shostakovich in Naples and Otto Werner Mueller in Philadelphia; Russia's renowned Sakharov Festival; and a special collaboration with the Brentano Quartet in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. In addition, Solzhenitsyn appears in recital in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and throughout North America.

An avid chamber musician, Solzhenitsyn has collaborated with the Emerson, Borodin, St. Petersburg, and Lydian string quartets, and in four-hand recital with Mitsuko Uchida. He has frequently appeared at international festivals, including Evian, Ludwigsburg, Ojai, Marlboro, and Moscow's famed December evenings.

Based on the heritage of Catholic Jesuit higher education in Louisiana since 1849, Loyola University New Orleans was chartered in 1912. The College of Music gives students the opportunity to combine liberal studies with professional music courses. Loyola offers the only College of Music within the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Its reputation for excellence is founded on the work of a faculty whose distinction as scholars, performers, and most importantly, as educators, has been nationally acclaimed. Loyola's music alumni have become successful in virtually every area of the professional music world. Visit the College of Music at http://www.loyno.edu/music/.