November music events include concerts by student ensembles
Loyola press release - November 8, 2013
The Loyola Wind Ensemble continues a series of concerts this month by Loyola University New Orleans’ leading musical ensembles as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series. All performances are free and open to the public.
- Loyola University Wind Ensemble, Saturday, Nov. 16, 3 p.m., Roussel Hall
Directed by Joseph Hebert, Ph.D. and featuring guest conductor Col. John Bourgeois '90, H'05, the concert will feature 49 outstanding high school musicians on stage with the Loyola student ensemble. The program includes “Rocky Point Holiday” by Ron Nelson, “Damnation of Faust” by Hector Berlioz, “Sigfried’s Funeral March” by Richard Wagner, “Grace Praeludium” by Francis McBeth and “March Op. 99” by Sergei Prokofiev.
- Loyola Chamber Orchestra, Saturday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall
In "An Evening of Musical Delights," the orchestra will perform works by Antonio Vivaldi, Antonin Dvorak and Josef Suk.
- Loyola Concert Band, Sunday, Nov. 17, 12 p.m., Roussel Hall
The band will perform excerpts from Gustav Mahler’s finale movement to Symphony No. 3, Johann Strauss’ “Radetzky March,” Aaron Copland’s “Down a Country Lane” and J.B. Chance’s “Incantation and Dance.”
- Loyola Choirs Fall Concert, “Celebrating Britten,” Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Holy Name of Jesus Church
In a program honoring the 100th birthday of English composer Benjamin Britten, the Loyola Chorale, University Chorus and Chamber Singers, joined by organist Dr. Marcus St. Julien, will perform a selection of Britten highlights, including: “Festival Te Deum,” “Rejoice in the Lamb,” “Hymn to St. Cecilia,” “Jubilate Deo in C” and “The Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard,” among others.