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Montage offers diverse group performances this week

November 13, 2009

This week, Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts will offer diverse group and solo jazz performances as part of its Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series.

Loyola Wind Ensemble and Concert Band Performances
Wind Ensemble - Saturday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m.
Concert Band – Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m.
Roussel Performance Hall, Communications/Music Complex, Loyola’s main campus

Joseph Hebert, Ph.D., and retired Col. John R. Bourgeois direct an evening of symphonic sounds featuring a vast array of musical selections. The performances are free and open to the public.

The Loyola Wind Ensemble concert will feature “Dance Movements” by Philip Spark, “Esprit De Corps” by Robert Jager, “March Slav” by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky and “Little Masquerade Suite” by Johan Halvorsen, arranged by Bourgeois. Forty selected students from area high schools will join the ensemble for the performance.

The Loyola Concert Band performance will feature “Variation on a Korean Folk Song” by J.B. Chance, “First Suite” by Gustav Holst, “Machu Picchu” by S. Yagisawa and “For The Matadors” by Charles Fernandez, ‘83, a Loyola alumnus who has enjoyed success in Los Angeles writing music for television and film.

Bourgeois served for 17 years as the 25th director of The President’s Own Marine Band’s Own, Bourgeois was the music adviser to the White House. He selected the musical program and directed the band in its traditional place of honor at the U.S. Capitol for four presidential inaugurations, a Marine Band tradition since 1801. He regularly conducted the Marine Band and the Marine Chamber Orchestra at the White House, appearing there more frequently than any other musician in the nation. Since retiring from the Marine Band, Bourgeois has been actively involved in music as a guest conductor, has published new editions of classic band compositions and is a visiting professor in a chair endowed in his name at Loyola.. As director of The President

“Salute to James Black” featuring jazz drummer Stanton Moore
Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Satchmo’s Jazz Café, lower level of the Danna Student Center

Acclaimed New Orleans jazz drummer and Loyola alumnus Stanton Moore, ’94, will perform a salute to New Orleans’ legendary jazz percussionist James Black as part of Loyola’s Jazz Underground Series. Born and raised in New Orleans, Moore grew up in the thriving music scene of his hometown that included Professor Longhair, Doctor John, the Meters and countless other Big Easy mainstays.

After graduating from Loyola, Moore and the band Galactic, made their first record, titled “Coolin’ Off,” and toured extensively. Since then, Moore has launched a solo career and has recorded many albums such as “All Kooked Out!,” “Flyin’ the Koop” and “III.” He has also collaborated on the albums “Mysteryfunk,” “Emphasizer” and “Outre Mer.”

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for non-Loyola students and Loyola faculty and staff. Loyola students get in free. Tickets are available online at www.montage.loyno.edu or by calling the Loyola box office at 504-865-2074. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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

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