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Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine & Performing Arts
Faculty Music Concerts Headline March DFPA Events at Loyola
Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Faculty and Musical Guests in March Concert Events
CHICAGO, February 27, 2012 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) will host two free on-campus concerts in March featuring University music faculty and visiting musical guests.
On March 12, the DFPA will host Sounds of Luxembourg II. This concert event will feature visiting guest, Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio (The RDW Trio), Luxembourg’s premiere jazz group. Featuring acclaimed jazz pianist Michel Reis, award-winning bass player Marc Demuth, and percussionist sensation Paul Wiltgen, The RDW Trio will perform a contemporary jazz concert sponsored by the Luxembourg American Cultural Society.
The concerts will continue with Con Spirito! on March 16, which will be a collaborated program of classical, jazz, Latin-inspired, and early 20-century music. This diverse group of accomplished professionals includes composer and Professor of Music Gustavo Leone, vocalist and Director of Music Charles Jurgensmeier, S.J., and distinguished pianists and assistant professors of music, Haysun Kang and Anthony Molinaro.
Featured performers in Con Spirito! will also include additional Loyola faculty members Kyle Asche (guitar), Scott Burns (saxophone), William Cernota (cello), Rob Dillon (percussion), Ellen Huntington (flute), Andrew Nogal (oboe), Sunshine Simmons (clarinet), and Austin Wulliman (violin), and special guest musician Doyle Ambrust (viola).
Sounds of Luxembourg II and Con Spirito! will begin at 7:30 p.m in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Auditorium located at 1020 W. Sheridan Road. Both events are free and open to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended. For more information on concerts at Loyola, please contact boxoffice@LUC.edu or 773.508.3847, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 70 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago, founded in 1870, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university. Enrollment is nearly 16,000 students, which includes more than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China, and now features an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Loyola’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 71 undergraduate majors, 71 undergraduate minors, 85 master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral degrees. Loyola is consistently ranked among the top national universities by U.S.News & World Report, and the University is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations, such as the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more information about Loyola, please visit LUC.edu.