Loyola University is hosting the Showcase for Winds coming up soon on March 31st! Loyola’s Wind Ensemble will be putting on a must-see showcase with a surprise guest. Accompanying our Wind Ensemble will be the Fresno Pacific University Symphonic Band, hailing all the way from California! Each of the two ensembles will be performing their set pieces as well as a phenomenal collaboration piece directed by Northwestern University’s Director of Bands, Dr. Mallory Thompson. Conductors for the performance will be Loyola’s own Frederick Lowe and Erik Leung. With works by Dana Wilson, William Schuman, Alfred Reed, David Maslanka, Percy Grainger, Eric Whitacre and Dmitri Shostakovich will also being performed at the showcase, it’s sure to be a stellar event!
This show will take place Thursday, March 31 2016 at 7:30 PM, in Mundelein Auditorium. Also admission is FREE, so come out and support Loyola’s Wind Ensemble and experience the unique collaboration and these talented musicians.
For more information, check out the Facebook event here!
The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage at Loyola University Chicago will host its annual Catholicism and the Arts Series: Faithful Musical Modernisms. The William Ferris Chorale will be performing a collection of sacred choral pieces, including works from Francis Poulenc, Jean Langlais, Pierre Villette, as well as the poignant Berliner Messe of Arvo Part.
Pulenc, Langlais, Villette, and Messe all suffered in their own ways, and yet they composed powerful sacred works in testament to their faith. Join The Joan and Bill Hank Center for a performance of these works at Loyola’s Madonna della Strada Chapel on Thursday, March 17, and hear how these artists overcame their struggles with faithfulness to their faiths and through music.
The performance will begin at 7 PM until 8:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public. If you’d like more information about the performance, click here!
On Spring Break with nothing to do? Check out Filter Photo‘s Context 2016! With a theme revolving around the idea of fragility, this poignant exhibition was opened for viewing March 11th and will run until April 23rd. Join others at the opening reception on March 18, from 6-9 PM if you’re looking to add some social spice to the experience. Juried by Loyola’s own Jennifer Murray, come out and peruse the work of 30 phenomenal artists!
For more details on the location or upcoming shows, please click here!