Week of Sep 21-27, 2014

Tuesday 23 September

Keyboard Series: Clara Yang Masterclass

Time: 12:30 pm to 2 pm

Contact: Mikel Pak · mlpak@loyno.edu · (504)-861-5448

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

Clara Yang is a talented and lauded pianist.  She has traveled and played in some of the most notable venues from The Barclay Theater, Memorial Hall, Preston Bradley and many other places. She was praised by New York Arts for her "effortless and smooth techniques."

Yang has given numerous masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. She was an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of North Carolina. Many of her students have gone on to win state and national competitions. 

James Carter String Quartet

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Mikel Pak · mlpak@loyno.edu · (504)-861-5448

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

Named after Loyola University New Orleans' President Emeritus, The Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., the James Carter String Quartet will perform a program of classical favorites in this free concert.

Wednesday 24 September

Keyboard Series: Clara Yang Recital

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Mikel Pak · mlpak@loyno.edu · (504)-861-5448

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

Clara Yang is a talented and lauded pianist.  She has traveled and played in some of the most notable venues from The Barclay Theater, Memorial Hall, Preston Bradley and many other places. She was praised by New York Arts for her "effortless and smooth techniques."

Yang has given numerous masterclasses throughout the United States and abroad. She was an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of North Carolina. Many of her students have gone on to win state and national competitions.

 

Thursday 25 September

Alumni Design Lecture

Time: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Contact: Daniela Marx · dmarx@loyno.edu · (504)865-2112

Location: Monroe Hall, Room 628

Alumni Design Lecture with Justin Sheils

Justin received his BFA in Graphic Design from Loyola University New Orleans and his Masters in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans. He has over 6 years of experience in communications, marketing, and graphic design and has gained professional experience from EC Advertising as an Interactive Designer, Peter A. Mayer Advertising as a Graphic Designer, and the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts as a Communications Specialist. He is also the founder of digital magazine goINVADE.com, an indispensable cultural reference for the indie, creative, and digitally engaged. He is passionate about creating compelling strategies, design, and content.

Jazz Underground: Coltrane's Giant Steps

Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm

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

Location: Satchmo's, Lower Level, Danna Student Center

Cost: $10 general admission, $5 Loyola faculty/staff and non-Loyola stu Get Tickets

Leading an all-star group of New Orleans artists, Loyola University New Orleans professor Tony Dagradi will again direct an annual tribute to John Coltrane, the most revolutionary and widely imitated saxophonist in jazz. The Jazz Underground concert will focus on the music from Coltraneʼs ground-breaking recording, Giant Steps. These now classic jazz standards will be re-examined with new perspectives on harmony and form, along with unique updated arrangements.

Also performing with Dagradi will be alto saxophonist Khari Allen Lee, pianist Michael Pellera, Ashlin Parker on trumpet, Chris Severin on bass and John Vidacovich on drums. Lee teaches at the New Orleans Center for Creative arts and with his beautiful tone and spirit is quickly making a name for himself as soulful modernist.

Dagradi, an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator, is most well known for his work with Astral Project, an adventurous quintet made up of top New Orleans players. For more than three decades, he has made his home in New Orleans, performing on tenor and soprano sax with many of the Crescent City's most celebrated artists, including Ellis Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, The Meters, Dr. John, James Black, Johnny Adams and Gatemouth Brown. His performing past also includes five years as a member of the internationally acclaimed Carla Bley band and appearances with Bobby McFerrin, Mose Allison and Nat Adderley.

Friday 26 September

Endgame

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Patrick Gendusa · cpgendus@loyno.edu · 504-865-2853

Location: Lower Depths Theater, 1st Floor, Comm./Music Complex

Cost: $12 gen. admission, $8 students, senior, faculty/staff, group ra Get Tickets

The Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and director Laura Hope kick off the 2014-2015 season with Samuel Beckett’s tragic comedy Endgame.

Endgame's opening lines repeat the word "finished," and the rest of the play hammers away at the idea that beginnings and endings are intertwined, that existence is cyclical. While Hamm and Clov are in the "endgame" of their ancient lives, with death lurking around the corner, they are also stuck in a perpetual loop that never allows final closure.

Like no other dramatist before him, Samuel Beckett’s works capture the pathos and ironies of modern life yet still maintain his faith in man’s capacity for compassion and survival no matter how absurd his environment may have become.

Director Laura Hope finds Beckett’s Endgame more true than ever in the 21st century, we are turning into Beckett’s absurdist world, the ecological havoc we humans wreak on the planet, and the global warming and rising sea levels that so many of us deny is happening. Visual inspiration has been found in art of New Orleans artists Terrance Osborne. What exists outside of the house? Who knows? Quite possibly nothing...anymore.

Endgame will run in the Lower Depths Theatre at Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Avenue (Corner of Calhoun and St. Charles), on September 26, 27, October 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30 pm and September 28 @ 2:00 pm

Saturday 27 September

Loyola Prism Concert

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Mikel Pak · mlpak@loyno.edu · (504)-861-5448

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

From classical to jazz, Loyola University New Orleans will boast its talented music ensembles during the annual Prism Concert, as part of the university's Family Weekend. The concert, which is free and open to the public, features performances by the Loyola Symphony Orchestra, the Loyola Chamber Singers, the Loyola Wind Ensemble and the Loyola Jazz Band. 

Endgame

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Laura Hope · llhope@loyno.edu · (504) 865-3586

Location: Lower Depths Theater, 1st Floor, Comm./Music Complex

Cost: $12 Gen. Admission, $8 students, seniors, LU faculty/staff, group Get Tickets

The Loyola University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance and director Laura Hope kick off the 2014-2015 season with Samuel Beckett’s tragic comedy Endgame.

Endgame's opening lines repeat the word "finished," and the rest of the play hammers away at the idea that beginnings and endings are intertwined, that existence is cyclical. While Hamm and Clov are in the "endgame" of their ancient lives, with death lurking around the corner, they are also stuck in a perpetual loop that never allows final closure.

Like no other dramatist before him, Samuel Beckett’s works capture the pathos and ironies of modern life yet still maintain his faith in man’s capacity for compassion and survival no matter how absurd his environment may have become.

Director Laura Hope finds Beckett’s Endgame more true than ever in the 21st century, we are turning into Beckett’s absurdist world, the ecological havoc we humans wreak on the planet, and the global warming and rising sea levels that so many of us deny is happening. Visual inspiration has been found in art of New Orleans artists Terrance Osborne. What exists outside of the house? Who knows? Quite possibly nothing...anymore.

Endgame will run in the Lower Depths Theatre at Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Avenue (Corner of Calhoun and St. Charles), on September 26, 27, October 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30 pm and September 28 @ 2:00 pm

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