Contact:  Hurley School of Music, 318-869-5235, or
Lynn Stewart Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

Friends of Music Series Opens Sunday with Zenaida Concert at Centenary College

SHREVEPORT, LA -- The Friends of Music Concert Series will open this Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated and renamed Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College. The concert features Zenaida, chamber musicians from Baton Rouge playing music with harp.

The program will contain music by Mozart, Haydn, Kuhlau, Debussy, and Massenet.  The concert will conclude with the Quintet for Flute, Harp, Violin, Viola, and Cello by Jean-Michel Damase. 

Zenaida is made up of Kelly Smith Toney, violin; Kamila Slufarska, viola; David LeDoux, cello; Sarah Beth Hanson, flute; Kristen Kean, flute; and Sally Lyons Wood, harpist and manager of the group.

Harpist Sally Lyons Wood, a native of Louisiana, received her bachelor of arts and her bachelor of music degrees from Louisiana State University.  She is currently principal harpist of the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Shreveport Symphony, but has also performed extensively throughout the South. She has been the featured artist with the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Monroe Symphony and the Shreveport Symphony. She has appeared with the Jefferson Philharmonic, the Acadiana Symphony, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony, and the Marshall Symphony. Ms. Wood has also performed with the Alexandria Opera, the Shreveport Opera, the Baton Rouge Opera, and the Natchez Opera. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Admission is free to Centenary faculty, staff, and students with ID.  Season tickets will also be on sale, for $35 for adults and $15 for students.  Reserved seats are now available in the auditorium. 

For further information, call the Hurley School of Music at 318-869-5235.

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