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BB King's Blues Club…

May 27 - 27, 2016
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BB King's Blues Club…

May 27 - 27, 2016
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Join us at the BB King's Blues Club New Orleans for Marc Stone Band. more

Birdfoot Festival

May 27 - 28, 2016
Join us for the 5th Anniversary Birdfoot Festival. Through live chamber music,… more

David Hansen's Garden…

May 27, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Greek Festival 5K and…

May 27 - 27, 2016
5K and 1 mile races in conjunction with the annual Greek Festival more

House of Blues…

May 27 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

Knockout Champion Hour

May 27 - 27, 2016
TNM’s weekly comedy competition culminates in this special… more

Leroy Jones - Guest…

May 27 - 27, 2016
Live performance! more

New Orleans Greek…

May 27 - 29, 2016
Every year descendents of one of the Western world's oldest cultures celebrate… more

New Orleans Photo…

May 27 - 29, 2016
The New Orleans Photo Alliance (NOPA), is proud to be the first venue to … more

Saenger Theatre…

May 27 - 29, 2016
WICKED, New Orleans' most popular musical, looks at what happened in the Land… more

Stoned vs Drunk vs…

May 27 - 27, 2016
Join us at the New Movement for a stand -up comedy challenge. Also, enjoy… more

The Franchise

May 27 - 27, 2016
The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The… more

The New Orleans Wine…

May 27 - 29, 2016
The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is one of the premiere events in… more

Theatre on Tap…

May 27 - 29, 2016
Stars, stripes, and salutes will storm the stage Memorial Day weekend, … more

Traditional Home's…

May 27 - Jun 12, 2016
Join us in the Uptown District for our first-ever New Orleans Showhouse!… more

Treme 7th Ward Arts…

May 27 - 29, 2016
Join us to celebrate the history, music, traditions, and culture of two of the… more

Aquarium Open Studios

May 28 - 28, 2016
Join resident artists of The Aquarium Gallery and Studios at 934 Montegut St.… more

Backyard Grooves

May 28, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

BB King's Blues Club…

May 27 - 27, 2016
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From jazz to classical, Montage series continues with free April concerts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:
Jess Brown
Communications/Artist Relations Manager
Office of Public Affairs | Loyola University New Orleans
Phone: 504.861.5882

 

From jazz to classical, Montage series continues with free April concerts

 

Loyola's Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series continues this month with a series of free concerts by faculty and student ensembles.

The events continue with the weekly recital hour Thursday, April 11 at 12:45 p.m.. The concert features a faculty jazz octet performing Loyola Coordinator of Jazz Studies John Mahoney's 1978 work, "Time Travel." The 12-minute song begins in a bebop style and evolves into a variety of other styles, including cool jazz, Dixieland, modal and free. The octet will feature Ray Moore and Tony Dagradi on saxophones, Nick Volz and Jimmy Weber on trumpets, Larry Sieberth on piano, Calvin Moran-Martin on bass, John Vidacovich on drums and Mahoney on trombone. A guitar ensemble and a clarinet group will also perform during the recital hour, which is set for Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall.

The Loyola Symphony Orchestra, directed by Jean Montès, D.M.A., will present an evening of great composers in its season finale performance Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall. The program will begin with "Isle of the Dead" by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Loyola senior Alex Mayon, the 2013 Loyola Concerto/Aria Competition trumpet winner, will perform "Concerto for Trumpet," one of Henri Tomasi's most popular compositions. Student Max Welch will also premiere his new work, which was the winner of the 2013 Loyola Composition Competition. The evening will conclude with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite "Scheherazade."

On Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. in Roussel Hall, the Loyola Concert Band and the Loyola Wind Ensemble, directed by Joseph Hebert, Ph.D., will perform a program featuring Percy Grainger's "Irish Tune from County Derry," Ralph Vaughan Williams' "English Folk Song Suite" and Alfred Reed's "A Springtime Celebration." The Loyola University Chorus will join the musicians to perform "The Battle on Ice" from Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky Suite, as arranged by Hebert.

The Loyola Jazz Band concert Sunday April 21 at 3 p.m. in Roussel Hall will include several new arrangements, including "Before You Go," which features three graduating seniors: Nick Ellman on clarinet, Wayne Mitchell on tenor sax, and Griffin Semple on guitar. The band, directed by Mahoney, will also play Slide Hampton's arrangement of J.J. Johnson's melody "Lament;" several Jim McNeely songs, including one inspired by the Swiss artist Paul Klee; Horace Silver's "Cookin' at the Continental," as arranged by Michael Abene for the GRP All-Star Big Band; and "Count 'Em," a Quincy Jones number originally written for Count Basie.

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