Events

Free parking during Montage Series events is available in the West Road garage, located on West Road and accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

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AUGUST

All About That Bass - A Celebration of John Reeks' 25th Anniversary Teaching at Loyola
Sunday, August 28, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

A Celebration of John Reeks' 25th Anniversary Teaching at Loyola. All About That Bass is concert of unusual and entertaining music for the Bass Clarinet, featuring John Reeks, Bass Clarinetist for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since its inception. John is a Loyola alum and has been Clarinet Instructor for the School of Music for 25 years.

Madie Robison : Designing for John Besh
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:00 PM : Nunemaker Auditorium 

Free and Open to the Public
Where are alumni today? Study design if you want to be a designer.

SEPTEMBER

Internship + Etiquette : Clayton Shelvin
Wednesday, Septmber 7, 2016, 5:00 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium

Free and Open to the Public
Design Forum Staff Presentation.

An Evening with Irini Kyriakidou
Friday, September 9, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public.

Greek soprano Irini Kyriakidou continues to showcase her "sweet and virtuosic vocal talents" (The Observer) with opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. In the 2014/15 season, she appeared as Micaela in New Orleans Opera's production of Carmen, and made her debut with the Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman for a special New Year's Eve concert featuring the Prague Philharmonia.

A native of Greece, Ms. Kyriakidou was seen as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Zerlina in Don Giovanni with the Greek National Opera. A graduate of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich, she performed as Pamina for the IOS production of Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Kyriakidou studied at the Maria Callas Conservatory of Athens under Marina Krilovici.

All-State Honor Band Workshop presented by the Loyola Faculty Brass and Woodwind Quintets 
Saturday, September 10, 2:00 PM | C/M Complex Room 240

Free and Open to the Public

Loyola University presents its annual workshop to help students prepare for the upcoming LA All-State Band Audition. The Loyola University Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Faculty will discuss practicing methods, breathing techniques, musical phrasing, and psychological preparation for auditions PLUS provide individual coaching for each instrument. The workshop is free and open to students of all ages. 

Faculty Chamber Concert
Saturday, September 10, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public
An Evening of Chamber Music by Loyola School of Music Faculty and Staff.

Small Chalk Lettering Artist : Ashlee Arceneaux
Wednesday, September 15, 2016, 5:00 PM | Nunemaker
Design Forum Guest Lecture Co-Sponsored by AIGA
Free and Open to the Public

After earning a bachelor's degree in Advertising from Louisiana State University in 2005, Ashlee went on to pursue a second degree in visual communication and graphic design.  She worked as in an in-house artist for an international corporation for several years; and in January of 2013, launched her own lettering, illustration, and sign-making business, Smallchalk. 

Since then, Ashlee has received acclaim for the work, being named one of New Orleans Magazine's People to Watch, as well as being awarded the 2014 Millennial Award in the category of Innovation for her work as a young creative entrepreneur.  She has worked on projects for ESPN, M&M's, Acura, and recently created custom hand-lettering for the motion picture, Bone in the Throat, based on a novel written by celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain. Ashlee is currently taking on new projects in the fields of publication and editorial illustration, branding, and hand-lettering; as well as large-scale chalk installations.

 

Festival of Contemporary Song
September 16-18, 2016
Free and Open to the Public
 

A weekend series of three concerts featuring composer/pianist Logan Skelton, soprano Jennifer Goltz, pianist John Boonenberg, and Loyola faculty and students. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Festival of Contemporary Song: Vocal Master Class with Jennifer Goltz 
Friday, September 16, 1:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

Jennifer Goltz is a soprano, music theorist, and music educator. As a vocalist, she specializes in music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and is a favorite among composers for her insightful and compelling premieres. Her 2007 release of Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire and Brettl-lieder, also the focus of her analytical work in music theory, is drawing international praise.

Festival of Contemporary Song: Logan Skelton's Emily Dickinson Songs: A Multimedia Concert
Friday, September 16, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

The Festival begins with a multi-media presentation of songs by Logan Skelton, with texts by Emily Dickinson. The music for this recital consists of two books of songs—An Intimate Nature (2005), and The Unknown Peninsula (2008)—composed by Logan Skelton and set to poetry by Emily Dickinson. The performance of the songs is combined with projected images timed to correlate with each moment in the texts. The recital seeks to bring the audience deep into the artistic world of Emily Dickinson.

Loyola Alumus Logan Skelton is a much sought after pianist, teacher, and composer whose work has received international critical acclaim. As a performer, Skelton has concertized widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia and has been featured on many public radio and television stations including NPR's Audiophile Audition, Performance Today, All Things Considered, and Morning Edition, as well as on radio in China and national television in Romania.
 

Festival of Contemporary Song: English and American Songs Old and New -- An Evening of World Premieres by Logan Skelton and William Horne
Saturday, September 17, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

The Festival continues with a program featuring world premieres of vocal music by Guest Artist Logan Skelton and Loyola faculty composer William Horne, including songs to texts by 19th-and 20th-century English and American poets.

Festival of Contemporary Song: Pre-concert discussion moderated by John Biguenet
Sunday, September 18, 2:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Pre-Concert Discussion: A wide-ranging discussion of how poets and composers interact with language and meaning in texts.

Festival of Contemporary Song: Loyola Voices- Songs by Dylan Tran, Logan Skelton, and Dominic Argento featuring texts by Dorothy Parker, E.E. Cummings, and New Orleans' poets Tennessee Williams and John Biguenet.
Sunday, September 18, 3:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

The Festival concludes with a performance of songs by Dylan Tran, Logan Skelton, and Dominic Argento featuring texts by Dorothy Parker, E.E. Cummings, and New Orleans' poets Tennessee Williams and John Biguenet.

Festival of Contemporary Song: Piano Master Class with Logan Skelton
Sunday, September 18, 5:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

 

Study Abroad for Designers : Debbie Danna + Katie Frederick + Daphne Pastard
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 5:00 PM | Nunemaker

Design Forum Presentation. 
Free and Open to the Public. 

 

Celebrating Coltrane
Thursday, September 22, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium

Annual tribute to the quintessential John Coltrane featuring Tony Dagradi, Derek Douget, Khari Allen Lee, Michael Pellera, Chris Severin and Geoff Clapp.

$15 General Admission
$10 Seniors ages 65+
$5 Non-Loyola Students with ID, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Free for Loyola Students with I.D. 

Trio Festivale Chamber Ensemble
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | Nunemaker
Presented by Culture Ireland
Free and Open to the Public.

Trio Festivale are an international chamber ensemble, featuring American flutist Sabrina Hu, Irish cellist Gerald Peregrine, and Northern Irish pianist Cathal Breslin. Formed in 2008 in Dublin, Ireland, Trio Festivale comprises three of the world's finest soloists and chamber musicians, who are eager to further explore the rare and distinctive repertoire of the flute, cello, piano trio. They have toured regularly throughout Europe, America, and Asia, giving concert performances at many of the most prestigious venues in the world. 

Trio Festivale has recently performed to great critical acclaim in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Rice University in Houston, Peking University and Beijing Central Conservatory in China, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Korea Foundation in Seoul, and many more prominent venues across the U.S., Asia, and Europe.

3-D Animation : Deborah Anderson
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM | NUNEMAKER

Free and Open to the Public. 
 

Deborah Anderson is a 3D modeler, speaker, teacher, tutor and creator. Currently, she works for the Louisiana Economic Department - FastStart program as an Animation Specialist and  creates 3D models and animation that supplement training materials for companies in different industries such as energy, chemical, forest products, and water. She is also the Creator and Digital Content Manager for 3D Gumshoe, created to help 3D artists troubleshoot the issues they encounter when working on projects.

Previously, she worked at Digital eMation in South Korea where she was a 3D Artist on shows such as Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Batman: The Brave and The Bold and Scooby Doo.

Most recently, Deborah finished up a three year term as Recording Secretary for the Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals. During her term, she helped create an intranet site for the executive board, presented on LinkedIn best practices and used her talents as a graphic designer to help her chapter get organized, grow as professionals and increase visibility in the community.

OCTOBER 

Prism Concert
Saturday, October 1, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

One of the largest musical celebrations on campus, the annual Prism Concert presents a diverse sampling of sounds from our talented student ensembles. From classical to jazz, the Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Music invites you to a free evening of performances from our orchestra, chorale, chamber singers, opera theatre, wind ensemble and jazz band.

 

CANCELEDLoyola Faculty concert with Resident Artist violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Sunday, October 2, 3:00 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS How Cold the Wind Doth Blow
RICHARD STRAUSS Morgen
with Tyler Smith, tenor
VILLA LOBOS Bachianas Brasileira No. 5
DJANGO REINHARDT Nuages
BRAZILIAN CHORO Apanhei-te
with John Rankin, guitar
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

with violinists Amy Thiaville, Daniel Juan Gonzalez, and special guest violinist Rachel Jordan; violists Bruce Owen and Emily Townsend;
cellist Emily Alves

 

Kyle Encar : Temps and  Azu Romá : New Work
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 
Reception 5 PM - 7 PM
Collins C. Diboll Gallery - Located on the 4th floor of Monroe Library
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

What does it mean to be Jesuit? : Father Ted Dziak
Wednesday, October 5, 2016,
5:00 PM 
| Nunemaker 
Free and Open to the public.

Loyola University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
Thursday, October 6, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall

Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy an evening of standard and contemporary wind literature performed by students in the Loyola University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band.
 

Editoral & Creative : Shane Shanks & Lauren Saunders
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 5:00 PM | Nunemaker
DESIGN FORUM GUEST LECTURE CO-SPONSORED BY AIGA
Free and Open to the Public

My Internship @ Facebook : Patrick Burtchaell
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 5:00 PM | Nunemaker 

DESIGN FORUM STUDENT PRESENTATION
Free and Open to the Public

Ignatius Sax Quartet In Concert
Monday, October 17, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

A concert featuring the Ignatius Sax Quartet, playing works from both the Classical and Jazz Literature.
 

Guest Artist Svetozar Ivanov, piano
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 

Master Class: A piano master class featuring Svetozar Ivanov
12:30 pm, Nunemaker Auditorium (3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
Free and Open to the Public

Recital: A piano recital featuring Svetozar Ivanov
7:30 pm, Nunemaker Auditorium (3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
Free and Open to the Public

Pianist Svetozar Ivanov has appeared as recitalist and orchestra soloist at prestigious performance venues including Carnegie, Merkin, and Steinway Halls in New York City, Salle Gaveau and Association Philomuses in Paris. Svetozar Ivanov is especially recognized for his creative work designing unusual concert formats combining music with other art forms (documentary footage, art films, animation, poetry, short stories, live dance improvisation, paintings, lighting design). He is a piano professor at University of South Florida, serves as Artist Faculty at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, Brancaleoni Music Festival in Italy, International Keyboard Odyssiad in Colorado, and is the Artistic Director of the Steinway Piano Series in Florida. 

 

Beyond the Horizon by Nobel-Prize winning American playwright Eugene O'Neill
Directed by guest artist Mark Routhier, member of The NOLA Project. The first of O'Neill's Pulitzer Prizes was received for the 1920 premiere of "Beyond the Horizon."

 

Lower Depths Theatre (corner of St. Charles Ave. and Calhoun St.)

$12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, LU faculty/staff
Group Rates Available for 10+ 
 

  • October 14, 7:30 p.m. Opening

  • October 15, 7:30 p.m. 

  • October 16, 2:00 p.m. Matinee

  • October 20 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • October 21 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • October 22 at 7:30 p.m. 

Music Under the Oaks 
Sunday, October 23, 5:00 PM | Newmand Bandstand in Audubon Park
Sponsored by Bellwhether Technology, Iberia Bank, and Audubon Park
Free and Open to the Public

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets! On Sunday, October 23, Loyola brings music to the Newman Bandstand in Audubon Park. The event is from 5-6:30pm and will feature performances by various groups from Loyola's School of Music. The event is free and open to the public, and food and drinks are available for purchase. The Newman Bandstand is on the south end of Audubon Park, between Magazine Street and the lagoon. Rainsite: Louis J. Roussel Hall 

 

Marsalis & Torkanowsky Together!
Thursday, October 27, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium

Piano masters, Ellis Marsalis and David Torkanowsky perform together for the very first time.

$15 General Admission
$10 Seniors ages 65+
$5 Non-Loyola Students with ID, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Free for Loyola Students with I.D.

 

NOVEMBER 

Design and Fabrication : Good Wood
Wednesday, November 11, 2016, 5:00 PM : Nunemaker

Free and Open to the Public

GoodWood is a custom design and fabrication firm located in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans, LA. Spearheaded by Mike Dalle and Jordan Gurren, Good Wood specializes in commercial design with a focus on custom woodworking, metalworking, finish carpentry, and furniture design. 

 

Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert
Thursday, November 3, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

This concert features the Loyola Jazz Ensemble performing an eclectic program of music. The ensemble is featured regularly at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and the Loyola University Jazz Festival. This will be an exciting program that features the fine jazz performance of Loyola students.

Prints from Marais Press, Lafayette
November 3, 2016, 
Reception 5 PM - 7 PM


Collins C. Diboll Gallery 
Free and Open to the public

Loyola Chamber Orchestra concert with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonneberg
Saturday, November 5, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall

Fall Concert Jazz Workshop and Jazz Training Ensembles
Tuesday, November 8, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

This is the annual fall concert of the Loyola University Jazz Training and Jazz Workshop ensembles. The concert will feature a wide variety of compositions for the large jazz ensemble. It will be an exciting and eclectic concert with something for all jazz fans.

Photographer : Marianna Massey
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 5:00 PM
 | Nunemaker
DESIGN FORUM GUEST LECTURE CO-SPONSORED BY AIGA
Free and Open to the Public

Marianna Massey has over twelve years of experience in the photographic industry. Born and raised in the Southern state of Mississippi, Marianna Massey moved to the West Coast after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Photographic Journalism. She spent eight years as a staff photographer, picture editor, and photographers' manager at ZUMA Press, one of Southern California's premiere photographic agencies. 

 

Marianna resigned from ZUMA Press in 2008 and moved to Sydney, Australia to pursue her photography full-time becoming a contract photographer there for Getty Images Asia-Pacific from 2009-2014 covering major sporting events, international entertainment and news. Marianna transferred back to the USA and now splits her time between New Orleans, Louisiana and Los Angeles, CA where she continues to cover sport, entertainment, fashion and news for Getty Images USA. She recently completed work as a photographer for them at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Marianna also covers food, fashion, faces and places for clients here and abroad.

Loyola University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
Thursday, November 10, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy an evening of standard and contemporary wind literature performed by students in the Loyola University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band. This concert will include Guest Conductor, Retired Colonel John Bourgeois.

 

Brian Hsu & Friends
Friday, November 11, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

An Evening of Piano Duets featuring School of Music faculty member Brian Hsu and guests Jeannette Fang and Tian Tian.

Loyola University Wind Ensemble and the Bourgeois Honor Band
Saturday, November 12, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy an evening of standard and contemporary wind literature performed by students in the Loyola University Wind Ensemble and the Bourgeois Honor Band. This concert will feature Guest Conductor, Retired Colonel John Bourgeois and and an honor band of talented local high school wind and percussion students.

 

New York Designer : Kelli Anderson
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Nunemaker

DESIGN FORUM GUEST LECTURE
Free and Open to the Public 

Kelli Anderson bills herself as an artist/designer and tinkerer "who is always experimenting with new means of making images and experiences." Her metiers include drawing, photography, cutting, printing, coding, and creating a variety of designed things -- from interactive paper to layered, experimental websites.

All Ellington
Thursday, November 17, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium

Loyola’s world class Jazz faculty interprets classic standards by the most prolific composer in Jazz. Featuring Tony Dagradi, Nick Volz, EdWise, Don Vappie, Matt Lemmler & Wayne Maureau

$15 General Admission
$10 Seniors ages 65+
$5 Non-Loyola Students with ID, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Free for Loyola Students with I.D.

 

The House That Will Not Stand by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Dr. Laura Hope

Lower Depths Theatre (corner of St. Charles Ave. and Calhoun St.)

$12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, LU faculty/staff
Group Rates Available for 10+ 
 

  • November 11 at 7:30 p.m. Opening

  • November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

  • November 13 at 2:00 p.m. Matinee

  • November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

  • November 18 at 7:30 p.m.

  • November 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Concerto/Aria Finals
Monday, November 21, 7:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

 

DECEMBER 
 

Howard Goodall--Eternal Light: A Requiem
Thursday, December 1, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall

Free and Open to the Public

University Chorus, Chamber Singers, and outstanding student soloists present Howard Goodall's beautiful "Requiem."
 

World Premiere of the song cycle "Letters to Santa" 
Friday, December 2, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public (not recommended for children under 12 years of age)

World Premiere of the song cycle Letters to Santa: Logan Skelton's new song cycle is an enchanting look through the eyes of children, as they write their funny and touching letters to Santa Claus. School of Music alumni Emma Grimsley, David Castillo, and Claire Shackleton join Loyola faculty pianist Brian Hsu in singing songs with heart and wit. The concert will be followed by holiday reception and meet and greet with the composer and artists. Letters to Santa is a thank-you to our generous Frohnmayer Legacy Fund donors. The Frohnmayer Legacy Fund helps support the Loyola Opera Workshop. The concert is not recommended for children under the age of 12. This concert is part of the Listen Out Loud (LOL): New, Experimental, and Electronic Music Series.

 

Loyola Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and open to the public.

Loyola Symphony Orchestra Fall Performance. This performance will feature soloist James VanDermark performing the Gian Carlo Menotti Concerto for Doublebass.

 

Christmas at Loyola
Sunday, December 4, 3:00 PM | Holy Name of Jesus Church
Free and Open to the Public

Join us as we ring in the holiday season with our annual Christmas at Loyola concert! The School of Music’s major ensembles invite you to a program of classical Christmas music featuring Loyola’s Chamber Orchestra, Chorale and Chamber Singers, Brass Ensemble, and you as part of our Christmas carol audience sing-along. A holiday tradition for more than 24 years, this free event will be held in Holy Name of Jesus Church on the university's main campus. 

 

All Strings Orchestra and String Ensembles
Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

NOVA Chorale: Herald
Sunday, December  18, 7:30 PM | Holy Name of Jesus Church
Free and Open to the Public

NOVA's anticipated holiday season concert, featuring NOVA's signature blend of contemporary/historical choral music

 

JANUARY

 

New Orleans International Piano Competition winners with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Sponsored by the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans

Sunday, January 8, 2:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Ticket information to be announced...

 

Loyola Opera Theatre presents Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Friday, January 20, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall

German composer Kurt Weill, himself an immigrant, fused European musical traditions with American jazz and blues in his opera about the ethnic melting pot in a 1940's New York City tenement. Crowded and impoverished conditions breed ambition, greed, much humor, passion, and ultimately a tragic crime. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, with lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, Street Scene ranks with Porgy and Bess and West Side Story as a true American classic. Stage director Cara Consilvio and music director Carol Rausch bring to life this not-to-be-missed Loyola premiere.  

$40 Preferred Seating
$25 Reserved Seating 
$15 Students, Seniors ages 65+, Loyola Faculty/Staff

Loyola Opera Theatre presents Street Scene by Kurt Weill 
Sunday, January 22, 3:00 PM Matinee | Louis J. Roussel Hall

German composer Kurt Weill, himself an immigrant, fused European musical traditions with American jazz and blues in his opera about the ethnic melting pot in a 1940's New York City tenement. Crowded and impoverished conditions breed ambition, greed, much humor, passion, and ultimately a tragic crime. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, with lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, Street Scene ranks with Porgy and Bess and West Side Story as a true American classic. Stage director Cara Consilvio and music director Carol Rausch bring to life this not-to-be-missed Loyola premiere.  

$40 Preferred Seating
$25 Reserved Seating 
$15 Students, Seniors ages 65+, Loyola Faculty/Staff
 

FEBRUARY

 

Creative American Spirit 
Thursday, February 2, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
 

Loyola Performs the Great American Songbook, Part II
Saturday, February 4, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall

After popular request, Loyola's School of Music faculty return for an evening of popular standards from the 1920's to the 1960's. Performances from masters such as George and Ira Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Nat King Cole will be topped off by a special musical montage honoring New Orleans' own Allen Toussaint.

$10 General Admission
$5 Non-Loyola Students, Seniors ages 65+, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Loyola Students free with I.D.

 

2nd Annual New Orleans All Star Jam
Thursday, February 9, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium

New Orleans’ jazz icons come together for a monumental live jam session. Featuring: Wessell Anderson, Ashlin Parker, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tony Dagradi, Victor Atkins, Roland Guerin and Shannon Powell.

$15 General Admission
$10 Seniors ages 65+

$5 Non-Loyola Students with ID, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Loyola Students free with I.D.

 

Guest Artist Catherine Lysinger, piano 
Sunday, February 12 

Recital: A piano recital featuring Catherine Lysinger
3:00 pm, Nunemaker Auditorium (3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
Free and Open to the Public

Master Class: A piano master class featuring Catherine Lysinger
5:00 pm, Nunemaker Auditorium (3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
Free and Open to the Public
 

Metropolitan Opera District Auditions
Saturday, February 18, 9:00 AM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions
Sunday, February 19, 1:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public
 

Metropolitan Opera Master Class
Monday, February 20, 10:00 AM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Loyola Wind Faculty Concert
Monday, February 20, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

A concert featuring the Loyola Faculty Woodwind Quintet and the Ignatius Sax Quartet.

 

MARCH

Loyola Jazz Festival
March 10-11, 2017

The Loyola Jazz Festival is one of the longest continuing jazz education offerings in Louisiana. We are pleased to announce that this year's world class guest artist and clinician for the 2017 Loyola University Jazz Ensemble Festival is trombonist John Fedchock. Fedchock’s illustrious career in jazz has spanned over three decades. Since his emergence on the scene in 1980, Fedchock has established himself as a world-class trombone soloist, a heralded bandleader, and two-time Grammy-nominated arranger.

The festival is open to big bands or jazz combos from the Elementary through College level. A panel of four expert musician/educators will be available Friday and Saturday to adjudicate your group. One of these educators will give your group a clinic immediately following its performance.Learn more about the Loyola Jazz Festival>>

Loyola Jazz Festival: Masterclass with special guest John Fedchock, trombone
Friday, March 10, 12:30 PM | C/M Complex Room 230
Free and Open to the Public

Loyola Jazz Festival: Loyola Faculty Jazz Concert
Friday, March 10, 4:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the Public

Loyola Jazz Festival: Masterclass with special guest John Fedchock, trombone
Saturday, March 11, 12:30 PM | C/M Complex Room 230
Free and Open to the Public

Loyola Jazz Festival:  Loyola Jazz Band with special guest John Fedchock, trombone
Saturday, March 11, 4:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall

$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Seniors ages 65+, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Loyola students free with I.D.

 

March 14, 2017, 6:30 pm | Judy Pfaff--Visiting Artist Lecture
Free and open to the public
Miller Hall, room 114
Mark Grote Visiting Artist Lecture 

Considered one of the world’s leading installation artists, Judy Pfaff has been likened to a "collagist in space" because of her ingenious combination of diverse materials—plastic, steel, wood, paper, lights, paint, as well as found and recycled materials—to create complex, immersive environments that are at once visually seductive and intellectually rigorous. Trading on metaphor, narrative and the unconscious, Pfaff’s installations reference such varied subjects as nature, science, architecture, and the history of global art. She will speak on her most recent work in the context of an internationally successful professional career spanning 45 years.

 

NOVA Chorale: Cosmos

Friday, March  17, 7:00 PM | Holy Name of Jesus Church
Free and Open to the Public

NOVA Chorale presents contemporary choral music that reflects our fascination with space. Works by Esenvalds, Whitacre, Chilcott, and more! Join us for this opening concert of the Loyola Invitational Choral Festival.
 

The Spitfire Grill music and book by James Valq; lyrics and book by Fred Alley
based on the film by the same name by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by C. Patrick Gendusa

Lower Depths Theatre (corner of St. Charles Ave. and Calhoun St.)

$12 general admission, $8 students, seniors, LU faculty/staff
Group Rates Available for 10+ 
 

  • March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Opening

  • March 25 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • March 26 at 2:00 p.m. Matinee

  • March 30 at 7:30 p.m. 

  • March 31 at 7:30 p.m. 



Bachelor of Arts Senior Show
March 27, 2017, Reception 5 PM - 7 PM
Collins C. Diboll Gallery - Located on the 4th floor of Monroe Library

Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

Loyola Brass Festival Master Class
Sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments
Friday, March 31, 4:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

The Loyola University Band Department invite local students and teachers of all ages and performance levels to join the Boston Brass and the Loyola University Brass Faculty for an evening of masterclasses geared towards improving knowledge and performance skills on brass instruments.  
 

 

APRIL 
 

Loyola Invitational Band Festival
Sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments

Saturday, April 1, All Day

Loyola Invitational Band Festival: Guest Artist Master Class
Saturday, April 1, 8:30 AM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments

The Loyola University Band Department invite talented high school bands from across the country to perform in our Invitational Band Festival and work with guest artists, The Boston Brass.  This festival has a supportive and educational environment featuring concerts and masterclasses.The festival day will conclude with a concert by The Boston Brass and the Loyola University Wind Ensemble.  

Loyola Invitational Band Festival: The Boston Brass featuring the Loyola University Wind Ensemble
Saturday, April 1, 4:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall
Sponsored by Jupiter Band Instruments

For 30 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music and boisterous fun. This concert will feature the Boston Brass and the Loyola University Wind Ensemble.

 

Spring Woodwinds Concert

Sunday, April 2, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium 
Free and Open to the Public

A showcase of the fine work achieved by Loyola student woodwind ensemble.

 

American Voices: Contemporary Choral Works
Monday, April 3, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 
Free and Open to the Public

University Chorus and Chamber Singers present music by Samuel Barber, Dan Forrest, Eric Whitacre, Morton Lauridsen, and other American composers.

 

Loyola University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
Thursday, April 6, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 
Free and Open to the Public

Enjoy an evening of standard and contemporary wind literature performed by students in the Loyola University Wind Ensemble and Concert Band.

 

Harlem String Quartet
Friday, April 7, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 
This concert is a co-presentation by the Loyola School of Music and the New Orleans Friends of Music

Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music while engaging new audiences with varied repertoire that includes works by minority composers. Their mission to share their passion with a wider audience has taken them around the world; from a 2009 performance at The White House for President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama, to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012, and numerous venues in between. The musically versatile ensemble has performed with such distinguished performers as Itzhak Perlman, Ida Kavafian, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Misha Dicter, Jeremy Denk, and Paquito D’Rivera. Their most recent recording, Hot House, with jazz master Chick Corea and percussionist Gary Burton was a 2013 multi-Grammy Award winner.

Design Senior Show
Thursday, April 20, 2017,
 5:00PM - 8:00PM | Diboll Gallery
Free and Open to the Public

Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 
Free and Open to the Public

This is the annual Spring Concert by the Loyola Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Gordon Towell. Come and enjoy some great music written for contemporary large jazz ensembles and some great compositions from the past. This concert will be very eclectic and have some thing for all jazz fans. There will also be some music that will also be performed at the Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Annual Alumni Design Conference
Friday, April 21, 2017, All day | Monroe Hall

Free and Open to the Public

Keynote Speaker: Brian Dougherty of Celery Design
Friday, April 21, 2017, 2:00 PM | Nunemaker
Free and Open to the Public
 
Founding partner and creative director at Celery. Brian has over 15 years of experience specialising in socially and environmentally responsible communications, advising major clients including HP, Microsoft and Brown-Forman. Brian is the author of Green Graphic Design and lectures internationally on the topic of sustainable innovation.
 
 

Loyola Chamber Orchestra concert with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 

Program to be announced.
 

Handel's Messiah
Sunday, April 23, 3:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 

Loyola Chorale presents Handel's epic choral masterwork, Messiah, featuring professional orchestra and outstanding student soloists.

$10 General Admission
$5 Seniors ages 65+ and Non-Loyola students

Free for Loyola Students and Loyola Faculty/Staff with I.D

 

Senior One-Acts Festival
The Senior One-Acts Festival, sponsored by the Loyola Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, occurs at the end of each semester and is presented by the graduating seniors as their final thesis.

Lower Depths Theatre (corner of St. Charles Ave. and Calhoun St.)

Free admission

Free parking is available in the West Road garage located on West Road and accessible from St. Charles Avenue.

  • Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Loyola Opera Workshop presents "Opera Inside Out"
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM | Nunemaker Auditorium

Our annual spring scenes program will both create and recreate a kaleidoscope of operatic experiences for the audience! Performances of brand new short works by Loyola student composers will shine alongside imaginative stagings of selections from European and American masterpieces. Join us for an exciting evening of old and new, with music both locally grown and imported.

$10 General Admission
$5 Seniors ages 65+ and Non-Loyola students

Free for Loyola Students and Loyola Faculty/Staff with I.D

Loyola School of Music Resident Artist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, April 30, 3:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 

The Loyola Symphony Orchestra Featuring Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Violin and the 2017 Concerto/Aria Competition winners.

 

MAY  
 

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Show
Monday, May 1, 2017 | 
Reception 5 PM - 7 PM


Collins C. Diboll Gallery - Located on the 4th floor of Monroe Library
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

Jazz Training and Workshop Ensembles Spring Concert
Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 
Free and Open to the Public

This is the annual Spring concert of the Loyola University Jazz Training and Jazz Workshop ensembles. The concert will feature a wide variety of compositions for the large jazz ensemble. It will be an exciting and eclectic concert with something for all jazz fans.

 

All Strings Orchestra and String Ensembles
Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 PM | Louis J. Roussel Hall 
Free and Open to the Public

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PAST EVENTS

January 

January 10, 2016 | NOVA VOCE-Pace: To those who work for peace
3:00 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium
$20 General Admission, tickets available at the door only

January 21, 2016 | Jazz Underground Series
Loyola Jazz Faculty Sextet performs jazz standards and originals
7:30 p.m.
at the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, NOLA 70116
$15 General Admission
$5 Students, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Loyola students free with I.D.
Buy Tickets>>

Loyola University has the oldest jazz program in the city of New Orleans. New Orleans is the birthplace of this great American art form and also fosters and maintains a very active jazz performance scene. Loyola University Jazz Faculty are selected from the finest musicians New Orleans has to offer. The faculty is extremely active in the local, national and international jazz venues.

January 23-24, 2016 | Loyola Opera: Charles Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
Performed in French with Supertitles
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
$40 Preferred Seating
$25 Reserved Seating
$15 Students, Loyola Faculty/Staff

January 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Buy Tickets>>
January 24, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Buy Tickets>>

The year 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Joining the worldwide celebration, Loyola Opera presents Roméo et Juliette, composer Charles Gounod's adaptation of the playwright's timeless tale of "star-crossed lovers." The performances, sung in French with English supertitles, will offer celebrated arias, passionate duets and stirring choruses, as well as one of the most famous sword fights in all of opera! Bill Fabris returns as stage director/choreographer, and Carol Rausch conducts.

January 29, 2016 | Masterclass: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
1:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium (located on the 3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

January 29, 2016 | Alice Lestang, soprano and Pierre Queval, piano in recital
This recital is co-sponsored by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium (located on the 3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

January 30, 2016 | The Strings Live at Loyola
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Mark O'Connor with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. 
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
$75 preferred with artist reception
$55 reserved seating
$20 students with I.D.
$20 seniors (ages 62+)
$20 Loyola faculty/staff

We welcome you to join us for an incredible program of passionate and versatile strings music. This special concert will feature world-class violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg paired with legendary jazz and folk fiddler Mark O’Connor collaborating withthe Loyola Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean Montes. Buy Tickets>>
 

January 31, 2016 | Loyola Performs The Great American Songbook 
Featuring Luretta Bybee, Betsy Uschkrat, Elizabeth Floyd, Tyler Smith, John Rankin, Ed Wise, and Jesse Reeks

3:00 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
$15 General Admission
$10 Students, Children, Seniors, Loyola Faculty/Staff
$5 Loyola Students with current Loyola I.D.

Buy Tickets>>

Revel in an afternoon of popular standards, jazz staples, and Broadway hits from the 1920s to the 1960s. This special performance by faculty of Loyola's School of Music will interpret timeless treasures from masters such as Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald and many others! This concert will feature Voice faculty Luretta Bybee, Betsy Uschkrat, Elizabeth Floyd, Tyler Smith, John Rankin, Ed Wise, and Jesse Reeks. 

February

February 2, 2016 | Night at the Opera - Piano Concert with Brian Hsu
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

February 13, 2016 | Metropolitan Opera District Auditions
9:00 a.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

February 14, 2016 | Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions
1:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

February 15, 2016 | Metropolitan Opera Master Class
10:00 a.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

February 25, 2016 | Jazz Underground Series: New Orleans All-Star Jam
New Orleans’ jazz icons come together for a monumental live jam session.
Featuring Wessell Anderson, Ashlin Parker, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tony Dagradi, Victor Atkins, Roland Guerin and Shannon Powell.
7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium (3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Loyola students free with I.D. 

Buy Tickets>>

The New York jazz scene during 1940s and early 1950s was famous for its after-hours jam sessions. Places like Minton's Playhouse became fertile meeting places and proving grounds for soloists trying to keep up with the house band and outdo each other in improvisation skill. Drawing upon the jam session tradition, you can expect fireworks and some exciting moments from all of these remarkable players!
 

March

March 1, 2016 | Keyboard Series: Jonathan Sokasits

  • Piano masterclass 12:30 p.m., Roussel Hall, Free and Open to the public

  • Jonathan Sokasits, piano concert 7:30 p.m., Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.), Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

March 4-5, 2016 | Loyola Jazz Festival
Bring your student musicians to a great educational festival experience with Master Classes for all instruments, taught by guest artist Bennie Maupin and the Loyola Jazz Faculty. The festival is open to big bands or jazz combos from the Elementary through College level. Learn more about the Loyola Jazz Ensemble Festival>>

March 4, 2016
Master Class for all instruments with Bennie Maupin
12:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

Loyola Faculty Jazz Ensemble
4:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall

Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

March 5, 2016
Master Class for all instruments with Bennie Maupin
12:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall

Loyola Jazz Band with Bennie Maupin
4:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
$10 General Admission, $5 students, seniors, Loyola faculty/staff
Buy Tickets>>

March 8, 2016 | Keyboard Series
Missouri State University Faculty, piano masterclass
12:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Missouri State University Faculty, piano concert
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

March 9, 2016 | Patti Adams & Friends, flute recital
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

March 10, 2016 | Jazz Underground Series
Kent Jordan - Out Of This World
Master flautist, Kent Jordan performs with Loyola Jazz Studies majors
7:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium (3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Loyola Faculty/Staff
Loyola students free with I.D. 
Buy Tickets>>

A New Orleans native, Jordan is one of an infinite number of prolific musicians that swells from within the concrete jungle of the Crescent City. Although often regarded as a fusion musician, he is an assertive, cogent player of modern jazz as well, particularly on alto flute. Jordan studied at the New Orleans' Center for the Creative Arts where he was inspired by jazz patriarch, Ellis Marsalis, then completed his education at the Eastman School of Music. Jordan presently heads the music department at Lusher Charter School, an arts intensive program in New Orleans, as well as serving as an instructor at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage School of Music. He also teaches the big band and flute curriculums at the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.

March 11, 2016 | Masterclass: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
1:30 p.m.
Nunemaker Auditorium (located on the 3rd floor of Monroe Hall)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

March 12, 2016 | Biever Guest Lecture
Concert ft. ECM Artist Dr. Thomas van der Geld, vibes with Loyola's Sanford Hinderlie, piano 
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

The Biever Guest Lectures series presents an evening of Jazz with Internationally known vibraphonist and composer Dr. Thomas van der Geld plays with Sanford Hinderlie, Professor of Music, on piano. This event is a part of the university's Biever Guest Lecture Series. 

Well-known American vibraphonist, composer, professor, and founder of the jazz group Children At Play, Tom van der Geld is legendary for his solo work and group recordings for the German label ECM/JAPO. Earning an international audience with his clear, intense and warm style, he has performed at most major European jazz festivals. 

Sanford Hinderlie, Professor of Music and Director of the Music Technology, has produced over 20 albums of jazz, blues, and world music. He has studied composition with Martin Mailman, Larry Austin, and Merrill Ellis, and studied jazz piano with Dan Haerle. Hinderlie has been with the College of Music faculty since 1981.

March 13, 2016 | Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the Loyola Chamber Orchestra
3:00 p.m.
Loyola's campus will be open. The concert will proceed as scheduled.

Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
$40 General Admission, $10 Students, Seniors, Loyola Faculty/Staff
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March 29, 2016 | James Carter String Quartet
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

March 30, 2016 | Master Class: Carroll Freeman, stage director
7:30 p.m.
at the Opera Guild Home, 2504 Prytania
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

April

April 4-6, 2016 | Arts + Wellness Symposium
The Arts + Wellness Symposium is an initiative focused on the athleticism associated with the global performing arts community. Learn more about the Loyola Arts + Wellness Symposium>>

April 5, 2016 | Keyboard Series
Michael Rickman, piano masterclass
12:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall
Michael Rickman, piano masterclass
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

April 8-9, 2016 | Loyola Invitational Band Festival
More info TBA

  • Loyola Wind Ensemble with Special Guest Composer TBA
    April 9, 2015, 3:00 pm
    Roussel Hall
    Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

     

April 12, 2016 | Keyboard Series
Cathal Breslin, piano masterclass
12:30 p.m.
Cathal Breslin, piano masterclass
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

April 14, 2016 | Loyola Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

April 17, 2016 | Loyola Choirs present "Serenade to Music"
Choral Music with Texts from Shakespeare
3:00 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

April 21, 2016 | Loyola Opera: Scenes Program: The Play's the Thing
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
$10 General Admission
$5 Students, Seniors, Loyola Faculty/Staff
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April 23, 2016 | Loyola Chamber Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

April 26, 2016 | Loyola Jazz Band Concert
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

April 30, 2016 | Loyola Symphony Orchestra
featuring THE 2015-16 concerto/aria competition winner
7:30 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
$10 suggested donation, students free with I.D.

 

May

May 11, 2016 | 22nd Loyola Student Film Festival
1:00pm-5:00pm
Nunemaker Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public, no ticket required

May 11, 2016 | Loyola All Strings Orchestra and Strings Ensembles
7:00 p.m.
Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun St. and St. Charles Ave.)
Free and Open to the public, no ticket required

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