“Collision of cultures” is the mantra of the internationally famous and award winning Chicago Brass
Band. “British-Tradition, Chicago Style” is how they would describe their 30 piece brass and percussion ensemble. Incorporating a unique twist to British band music certainly makes the Chicago Brass Band an original group in itself. They work to perform a wide array of music including jazz, classical, and music reflecting American culture. By combining American music with British traditions makes for an explosive cultural experience and a once in a lifetime musical experience! The coolest part about the whole thing is that Loyola’s Director of Orchestral Studies, Colin Holman, is the music director!
For anyone looking to come see this awe-inspiring ensemble, they will be performing with the Hall High School Concert Band at Hall High School, on Sunday, May 1st from 3:00PM – 5:00PM. Tickets will be $10 at the door or can be purchased during school hours at Hall High. Also proceeds will help fund the Hall Band and Choir programs. So come on out! Enjoy a fantastic collaboration and support a local high school!
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Haysun Kang, music professor at Loyola University Chicago, is expected to lead a master class for the music department at the University of Chicago. A master class generally involves a professional from a specific field (usually fine or performing arts discipline) who teaches a class on the skill of which they specialize in. Haysun Kang is an internationally acclaimed pianist and is known for the wide range of colorful sounds evoked through her music.
Kang will be performing in the University of Chicago’s Piano Master Class on Saturday, May 14 at 4 PM at University of Chicago’s Fulton Hall . The event is free, and you can click here to learn more!
April 30th is a very special day, and not just because it’s my birthday. As it turns out, there’s an even more exciting annual celebration going down: International Jazz Day! In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization officially established the commemoration in order to highlight jazz and its important role in the unification of people from all over the globe. Events like live jazz performances, community service initiatives and education programs will be held across numerous continents as part of an expansive international festival.
And Chicago is getting in on the action early. Start celebrating this Friday, April 29 at 5 PM at the Piano Forte Foundation! With Grazyna Auguscik on vocals, Rob Clearfield on piano, John Kregor on guitar, and Loyola’s own Matt Ulery on bass, its sure to be a fantastic night. Doors open at 4:15 PM and close at 4:50 PM, so make sure to get there early! But don’t worry, if you miss it, the entire performance will be broadcast on public radio: 90.9FM.
Getting to be a part of an international celebration is cool enough, but getting to see a Loyola Instructor in action as well? This event is definitely not something to miss. Find out more here! Read more