FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Presents Musical Performances by
Anthony Molinaro: Here, There and Everywhere
CHICAGO, December 27, 2012 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) is proud to host the CD launch concerts of world-renowned pianist and Loyola faculty member Anthony Molinaro. Here, There and Everywhere will be held on Friday, January 18, and Saturday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Loyola’s Newhart Family Theatre.
These performances will celebrate Molinaro’s latest album of arrangements and improvisations on music of The Beatles and features guest performer, harmonicist, and Grammy-Award winner Howard Levy. Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a pianist, composer, recording artist, teacher, producer, and Chicago-area resident. This has made him a favorite with audiences worldwide, and a recording artist sought after by the likes of Dolly Parton, Styx, Paul Simon, and many more.
Here, There and Everywhere: Arrangements and Improvisations on Music of The Beatles is a solo piano recording that re-envisions the beloved songs of the “Fab Four” through Molinaro’s innovative perspective.
“I used this project, in part, as a way to explore what I hope listeners will find to be new and innovative pianistic techniques,” said Molinaro. “I wanted to reach beyond the timeless melodies and beautiful songs of The Beatles and re-imagine something fresh, something that I hope will ultimately resonate with audiences on many different levels.”
Molinaro is the 1997 winner of the prestigious Naumburg International Piano Competition and one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. Acclaimed for his “edge-of-the-seat brilliance” and “musically imaginative mind,” Molinaro has appeared as a soloist with more than 50 symphony orchestras, he has headlined at major jazz clubs throughout the world, and he composed and arranged music in both the classical and jazz genres.
His recordings include The Bach Sessions featuring J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations and A Major and F Minor Concertos with The Academy of St. Martin in The Fields and LIVE, a duo album with harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy. Molinaro currently serves as assistant professor of music within Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
The performances will be held in the University’s brand new, state-of-the-art Newhart Family Theatre within the recently renovated Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The theatre has been named in honor of Loyola alumnus and comedian Bob Newhart and his family. Newhart graduated from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business in 1952 and all three of Newhart’s sisters attended Mundelein College as well.
General admission tickets for Here, There and Everywhere are $25, with discounts available for students. The Newhart Family Theatre is located on the second floor in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 W. Sheridan Road, in Rogers Park, on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.
Tickets are available for purchase online at LUC.tix.com. Contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive for more information. A preview of the album can be heard at www.anthonymolinaro.com.
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
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 10 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.
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