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Exciting events from the College of Music and Fine Arts

Loyola press release - September 29, 2008

The College of Music and Fine Arts offers an exciting lineup of events this week as part of its Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

Jeffrey Schoyen, guest cello concert

Cellist and conductor Jeffrey Schoyen will present a cello concert in Roussel Hall that includes works by Bach, Schumann and Prokofiev.

The concert takes place Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Comm./Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. The performance is free and open to the public.

Performed works include Suite in E-flat Major for unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach; Fantasy Pieces (“Zart und mit Ausdruck,” “Lebhaft leicht” and “Rasch und mit Feuer”), Op. 73, by Robert Schumann; and Sonata in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 119, by Sergei Prokofiev.

Jeffrey Schoyen graduated with distinction from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Lawrence Lesser. He completed a master’s of fine arts at Carnegie Mellon University, as a student of Anne Williams, and a doctorate at Stony Brook, as a student of Timothy Eddy.

He has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Chamber Music Rural Residency Grant, Tanglewood Festival’s Gustav Golden Award and a Frank Huntington Beebe Grant to study with William Pleeth in London.

He has studied Baroque cello with Myron Lutske, Phoebe Carrai and Anthony Pleeth.

Schoyen has extensive orchestral experience and has been a member of the Opera Orchestra of New York, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and was principal cellist of the Filarmonica del Bajio in Mexico.

He is currently an assistant professor at Salisbury University, where he teaches cello and bass, and conducts the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. During the summer he serves on the faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Mich.

The Complete Prokofiev Piano Sonata Series, part one, with John Murphy

Professor and pianist John R. Murphy will present the first concert in a three-part series highlighting the piano sonatas of Sergei Prokofiev on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Performance Hall.

In this installment, Murphy will perform Sonata no. 1 in f minor, Op.1; Sonata no. 5 in C Major, Op. 38/135; and Sonata no. 6 in A Major, Op.82.

Murphy has performed in many of the United States’ most distinguished musical centers. He was a student of famed pianists Ruth Slenczynska, Bela Siki and Gyorgy Sandor, to whom which this concert series is dedicated.

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information about any of these events, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or (504) 861-5882.