Our Montage Performing Arts Series showcases some of the top arts events in the entire region. The series is dedicated to providing educational and entertaining performances, which include outstanding concerts, guest performers, master classes, jazz, dance, art exhibitions, and theatre productions in an intimate setting. Along with our own wonderful faculty artist and student events, the series has featured Sir James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Alfred Walker, Ellen Taafe Zwilich, the Kronos Quartet, and many, many others.
"America is young. It is vibrant, dynamic, optimistic--and pragmatic. There is a drive here – toward success, toward innovation, toward the cross-pollination of art and science. And when our artists create and perform, the world says, 'OK. This is American.'
This year's Montage series celebrates 'The Creative American Spirit' – our unique blend of ambition and practicality, imagination and hard fact. And most of all, it celebrates those special works that just feel uniquely ours. From Eugene O'Neil to the Great American Songbook to The Harlem String Quartet, the 2016-17 Montage Performing Arts Series is proud to present our interpretation of this Creative American Spirit."
- Dr. Anthony Decuir, Dean of the Loyola College of Music and Fine Arts
We are extremely proud that internationally-acclaimed soloist and chamber musician Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is the current Resident Artist in the College. One of today's leading violinists, renowned for her work on the concert stage, in the recording studio, and in the orchestral arena as the Music Director and Concertmaster of the New Century Chamber Orchestra, a 19-member San Francisco Bay Area ensemble that performs conductor-less. We are thrilled to invite you to discover the strings and engage with the many master classes and special performances Nadja will present throughout her stay at Loyola!