Week of Oct 19-25, 2014

Sunday 19 October

Marcus St. Julien with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra: Organ Symphony Extravaganza

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Contact: Mikel Pak · mlpak@loyno.edu · (504) 861-5888

Location: Temple Sinai Reform Congregation, corner of St. Charles Ave. and Calhoun St

Professor St. Julien and the Loyola Symphony Orchestra will perform a program featuring original organ music and more in this free concert.

Monday 20 October

Masterclass: Voice Acting with Harry Shearer and Dave Willis

Time: 1:30 pm to 5 pm

Contact: Mikel Pak · mlpak@loyno.edu · (504) 861-5888

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex

Harry Shearer, Artist in Residence in the College of Music and Fine Arts, will be joined by Dave Willis of The Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" for this masterclass on voice acting and directing. Willis will present at 1:30 p.m.; Shearer will present at 3:30 p.m. 

The voice of more than 20 characters on the hit animated sitcom “The Simpsons," Shearer has worked as a writer, producer, director, actor, radio host, author and voice-over talent in a career that spans six decades.

Willis currently has four Cartoon Network series in production and a brand new feature-length “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” movie coming out in the Spring of 2015. He does a minimum of half a dozen different voices on his shows.

They will share their insight and expertise on the voice acting business with students in this free, public program.

Music Industry Forum: Harry Shearer and Dave Willis

Time: 5 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Mikel Pak · mlpak@loyno.edu · (504) 861-5888

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex

Harry Shearer, Artist in Residence in the College of Music and Fine Arts, will be joined by Dave Willis of The Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" for this forum on voice acting and directing.

The voice of more than 20 characters on the hit animated sitcom “The Simpsons," Shearer has worked as a writer, producer, director, actor, radio host, author and voice-over talent in a career that spans six decades.

Willis currently has four Cartoon Network series in production and a brand new feature-length “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” movie coming out in the Spring of 2015. He does a minimum of half a dozen different voices on his shows.

Part of the Music Industry Studies Forum series, this program is free and open to the public.

Tuesday 21 October

Lecture with Visiting Curator Geir Haraldseth

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Karoline Schleh · kmschleh@loyno.edu · (504) 861-5456

Location: Miller Hall, Room 114

Join Geir Haraldseth, a curator and art critic hailing from Norway, in a free, public lecture Tuesday, Oct. 21. Haraldseth holds a BA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and an MA in Curatorial Studies from Bard College. He is currently curator at the Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo, a regular contributor to Kunstkritikk and Acne Paper, an editor of Landings Journal and UKS Forum, and president of the Norwegian Association of Curators.

 He has curated exhibitions at the National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture in Oslo, Fotogalleriet in Oslo, Akershus Kunstsenter in Lillestrøm, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Teatro de Arena in Sao Paulo, Landings Project Space in Vestfossen, Bastard in Oslo and Torpedo in Oslo. He is currently working on a publication featuring a selection of his own curatorial projects, to be published by Torpedo Press in Fall 2012.

Thursday 23 October

Leroy Jones - Keeper of the Flame

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Tony Dagradi · aadagrad@loyno.edu · (504) 865-2144

Location: Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue

Cost: $10 Gen. Admission, $5 non-Loyola Students, LU Faculty/Staff, Fre Get Tickets

On Thursday, Oct. 23, legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones will team up with Loyola students to perform in the Jazz Underground series, a string of six live jazz concerts hosted by the Montage Fine and Performing Arts series. The second concert in the series, “Keeper of the Flame,” is set for 7:30 p.m. at The Old U.S. Mint located at 400 Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. Additional live jazz concerts are scheduled for Nov. 20, Jan. 22, Feb. 5 and March 5 feature everything from the music of Jeff Gardner to the Astral Project.

All Jazz Underground concerts are held at either Satchmo’s or the Old U.S. Mint and are $10 for general admission, $5 for faculty and staff and free for Loyola students. Tickets are available online.

Jones will lead a supporting ensemble made up of students from Loyolaʼs jazz program in a concert of classic jazz standards and iconic original compositions. A typical set list for Jones includes traditional numbers like “Bourbon Street Parade,” “Sleepy Time Down South,” “Basin Street Blues,” “Do You Know What it Means (to Miss New Orleans),” “Dinah” and “When My Dreamboat Comes Home,” along with his own compositions like “Soft Shoe.” 

Jones is a New Orleans native whose playing has been described as a blend of Louis Armstrong and bebop virtuoso Clifford Brown. Jones has been a critical figure in the history of New Orleans music, and is known to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the Crescent City. 

Jones is a regular at Preservation Hall in New Orleans and a featured performer in the Harry Connick Orchestra, where his playing and singing have made him a crowd favorite. Jones has performed on every continent and in every major U.S. city at prestigious theaters, festivals and jazz clubs like the Village Vanguard in New York City.

Friday 24 October

Music Under the Oaks: Loyola Jazz Band

Time: 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Contact: Nick Volz · nrvolz@loyno.edu · (504) 865-3444

Location: Audubon Park Newman Bandstand

Bellwether Technology presents "Music Under the Oaks" in partnership with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Music & Fine Arts and WWNO. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a special fall concert series to celebrate the new Audubon Park Conservancy. All concerts are free and open to the public and food and drink will be available to purchase.

The fourth and final concert in the series is set for Friday, Oct. 24 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Audubon Park Newman Bandstand and features the talent and artistry of students in one of the university’s leading student music ensembles, the Loyola Jazz Band, directed by Gordon Towell, D.M.E. The more than 20 students in the Loyola Jazz Band will perform jazz standards and other exciting compositions.

More information is available on the Audubon Park website.

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