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College of Music presents a flute masterclass with Sir James Galway on Sunday, September 15

Loyola press release - August 22, 2002

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans College of Music presents a flute masterclass with Sir James Galway. The masterclass is set for Sunday, September 15 at 2 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall located in the Music/Communications Complex at the corner of Calhoun Street and St. Charles Avenue.

Four Loyola flutists will perform for Galway from 2pm - 5pm and the final hour will be devoted to a Question & Answer session.

Sir James Galway is regarded as both a supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate entertainer. His appeal crosses all musical boundaries and he has endeared himself to millions of music lovers worldwide through his extensive touring, over fifty best-selling BMG/RCA albums, and his frequent appearances on international television. He is without doubt one of Ireland's favourite sons. Galway has given concerto and recital performances throughout the world. He marked his 60th Birthday with a series of prestigious worldwide recitals, including a twelve-concert tour of the British Isles. He has also collaborated with a great number of illustrious musicians, including Marta Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, The Chieftains, Myung-Whun Chung, Phil Coulter, Charles Dutoit, Cleo Lane, Sir Neville Marriner, Jessye Norman and Marisa Robles.

In addition to his performances of the standard repertoire, Galway is a great supporter of contemporary composers and regularly features new works commissioned by and for him. Premieres have included a flute concerto written by Lorin Maazel, which was recorded with the Bayerischer Rundfunk and conducted by the composer in 1997. He also plays works by Rodrigo, the American composers John Corigliano and Lowell Liebermann.

Some notable dates within his varied career have included appearances before Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace and before President Bill Clinton at the White House in Washington. He also participated in the historic "The Wall" concert in Berlin and at the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo.

Admission is $10. Loyola students, faculty, and staff may attend free with vaild ID. For further information contact Patti Adams at 504-895-5908 or email pattinola@aol.com.

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 2002-2003 concert season with the world premiere of David Amram's "Giants of the Night: A Concerto for Flute and Orchestra", written especially for Sir Galway. This one-performance-only Gala will be Saturday, September 14, 8pm at the Mahlia Jackson Theatre of Performing Arts. For concert tickets call the LPO at 504-523-6530.

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