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Montage Performance Fine And Performing Arts Series exhibits some of the top arts events in the region

Loyola press release - September 17, 2010

The launch of the 2010-11 season of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series at Loyola University New Orleans is underway. This season, which began Sept. 12, is sure to have something for everyone from classical music, jazz, opera, art, theatre, ballet and much more.

Many performances of the Montage series this year will highlight Loyola’s unique Jesuit heritage. This year celebrates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the Jesuits in Acadia, or French Canada.

“The Montage series is the most extensive and bold artistic effort of its kind in this region,” said Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., dean of Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts. “There is a fantastic mix this year of musical, theatrical and artistic works – in serious and popular styles – of the highest quality. We are also very excited to introduce a new Jesuit thematic element to the season this year which I hope will help audiences connect with Loyola’s mission and values.”

This season’s upcoming performances include:

  • Patrick Jacobs, guest vocal concert, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium. Free admission.
  • Prism Concert, featuring Loyola’s major music ensembles on Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, presented by Loyola Theatre, Oct. 1,2,7-9, 8 p.m. and Oct. 3, 2 p.m., Lower Depths Theater.
  • Loyola faculty concert with John Reeks featuring New Works for Clarinet and Strings on Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • Bruce Owen, faculty viola concert on Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • Grammy Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax performing works by Schubert and Chopin on Saturday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., in Roussel Hall.
  • Moliere’s classic “The Misanthrope” produced by Loyola Theatre on Nov. 5, 6, 11-13, 8 p.m., in Marquette Theatre.
  • Art exhibit featuring the work of Allan de Souza, part of the Loyola Annual Visiting Artist Series. Artist lecture, Nov. 9, 5 p.m. – Exhibit Opening, Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m., Diboll Art Gallery. Free admission.
  • Mad about Mozart, presented by Loyola Opera Theatre, featuring performances from Mozart’s operas on Nov. 7, 5 p.m., Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania St. Free admission.
  • Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for solo piano performed by Loyola Dean Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., on Nov. 14, 2 p.m., followed by
  • The world premiere of Loyola Distinguished Professor Col. John R. Bourgeois’ arrangement of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for chamber ensemble on Nov. 14, 4 p.m., in Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • Violist Roberto Diaz performing works by Brahms on Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Loyola Ballet Fall Concert on Nov. 20, at 8 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Loyola professor of piano John Mahoney, D.M.A., performing Poulenc’s piano concert with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • Christmas at Loyola, A Musical Celebration on Dec. 5, 3 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church. Free admission.
  • Cajun/French music groups Feufollet and Lost Bayou Ramblers jamming on Friday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Lecture on the Jesuits’ influence on early music by Fr. T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., Ph.D., of Boston College on Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium. Free admission.
  • Amy Thiaville, faculty violin concert on Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • Harold Baquet photo exhibit, “In the Blink of an Eye,” opening Feb. 3, 5 p.m., Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery. Free admission.
  • Carlisle Floyd’s opera “Susannah,” performed by Loyola Opera Theatre, on Feb. 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Samuel Beckett’s acclaimed play “Waiting for Godot” produced by Loyola Theatre running Feb. 16-19, 8 p.m., and Feb. 20, 2 p.m., Lower Depths Theatre.
  • New age jazz pianist George Winston performing a benefit concert for victims of the BP oil spill Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Donations go the Catholic Charities of New Orleans.
  • Texas Mysterium New Music Ensemble performing with Loyola faculty Paul Botelho and Loyola’s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble on Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free admission.
  • Loyola Jazz Festival featuring guest artist Nicholas Payton on March 18 and 19, all day. Loyola Faculty Jazz Ensemble on March 18, 4:30 p.m., Roussel Hall. Free admission. Loyola Jazz Bands with Nicholas Payton on March 19, 4:30 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Bach’s “St. John Passion” performed by the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, Loyola Chorale, professor Phil Frohnmayer, and Randall Black on March 20, 3 p.m., Roussel Hall.
  • Interactive Theatre Project directed by visiting professor Ben Saypol on March 24-26, 8 p.m. and March 27, 2 p.m., Marquette Theater.
  • Jazz performance with Dr. Michael White on March 31, 7:30 p.m., Satchmo’s Jazz Café.
  • Loyola Opera Theatre presents Poulenc’s “Les Mamelles de Tirèsias” on May 2, 7:30 p.m., location TBA. Free admission.

For a complete listing of events, view our subscription packages or to purchase tickets, visit our website at montage.loyno.edu or call (504) 861-5882.

To schedule an interview with any of our artists, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call (504) 861-5882.