Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Contact: John Reeks · email@example.com
Location: Roussel Hall, C/M Complex
Cost: Free Get Tickets
Musaica presents April
Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
Ysaye: Caprice (after a study in form of a waltz by Saint-Saens)
for violin and piano.
Richard Harrison: Second quintet for winds Au Chatelet (world premiere!)
Vernon Duke: April in Paris arranged by Dave Anderson for bass, bass clarinet, piano, and percussion.
Musaica was founded by a group of professional New Orleans musicians in the fall of 2006, most of whom play with the Louisiana Philharmonic or teach at Loyola University. It is an ensemble whose goal is to present a variety of eclectic and entertaining chamber music programs during the year; and to play these concerts in a number of locations throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area in order to reach the most listeners. During its concert series, Musaica presents more familiar and accessible works alongside those, which are new or less often performed. Musaica has presented in its first two seasons new works by its bass player David Anderson, and other great but infrequently heard compositions by Villa-Lobos, Bax, Bartok, Poulenc, and Bernstein, alongside pieces like Copland's Appalachian Spring and the Schubert Octet. The group was hailed by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as "a triumph of musicianship and adventurous programming," and was the winner of the 2007 award for best chamber music concert by the Gambit "Tribute to the Classical Arts."