School of Music, (318) 869-5235
Friends of Music Announce 2001-02 Concert Season at Centenary College
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Season and single tickets are now on sale for the
2001-02 season of the Friends of Music Concert Series. Sponsored
by the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College, the season will present
four regular concerts and one bonus concert this year.
The season will open at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, with a performance
by soprano Julianne Baird. The New York Times calls Miss Baird
"one of the most recorded and distinguished sopranos of the early-music
movement." Miss Baird will present a special program of music from
the time of Jane Austen, including works by Handel, Haydn and Arne.
Gay Grosz will accompany the program, which also features brief narrative
passages from some of Jane Austen's works.
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Konovets Quartet will perform traditional
Russian music in the a cappella style. These four singers
were classically trained at the St. Petersburg Music Conservatory and are
now touring extensively in Europe and the United States. They have
appeared at several prestigious festivals, including the Carlisle Cathedral
Festival in England and the Fishguard International Music Festival in Wales.
On Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m., the New Friends Chamber Players will
continue a long tradition of fine performances for the Friends of Music
Concert Series. Led by cellist Ruth Drummond and French horn player
Tom Hundemer, the New Friends Chamber Players will present a variety of
chamber music featuring some of the finest musicians in our region.
The season will conclude on Sunday, March 24, at 3 p.m. with a concert
by Zenaida, a chamber group led by harpist Sally Lyons Wood. Zenaida
is made up of two flutes, violin, viola, cello and harp. They play
primarily music of the romantic period, and arrange themselves in a variety
of instrument groupings, depending on the piece.
All concerts will be in the Recital Hall of the Hurley School of Music.
Season tickets for the Friends of Music Concert Series are $30 for adults
and $12 for students. Single concert tickets are $8 for adults and
$4 for students. Tickets are on sale at the music office of the Hurley
School of Music. Call 318-869-5235 to order by credit card, or send
a check to Friends of Music; Hurley School of Music, 2911 Centenary Boulevard,
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104. The series is free to Centenary faculty
There will be a bonus concert jointly sponsored by the Piatagorsky Foundation
and the Friends of Music Series on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the
Recital Hall of the Hurley School of Music. Soprano Erika Wueschner,
a recent graduate of The Juilliard School, will present an informal hour-long
concert for Centenary music students. All Shreveport community members
are invited to attend. Admission is free. Tickets for the remainder
of the season will be available for purchase at the Sept. 6 and Sept. 9
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