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Loyola music faculty to host free concerts this week

Posted by abonafiglia on March 11, 2012

Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) will be hosting two concerts this week in the Mundelein Center auditorium. Each concert will begin at 7:30 pm and are free to the public, but reservations are suggested. The concerts will feature university music faculty and several visiting musical guests.

The first concert, sponsored by the Luxembourg American Cultural Society, will be held on Monday, when the DFPA will host Sounds of Luxembourg II featuring Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio, Luxembourg’s premiere jazz group.

On Friday, Con Spirito will take the stage at Mundelein Center and present a program which combines classical, jazz, Latin-inspired, and early 20-century music.  It is during this second concert that the musicians of Loyola University will be showcased.

Here are the details from the Loyola University Chicago Newsroom:

Faculty Music Concerts Headline March DFPA Events at Loyola Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Faculty and Musical Guests in March Concert Events

Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) will host two free on-campus concerts in March featuring University music faculty and visiting musical guests.

On March 12, the DFPA will host Sounds of Luxembourg II. This concert event will feature visiting guest, Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio (The RDW Trio), Luxembourg’s premiere jazz group. Featuring acclaimed jazz pianist Michel Reis, award-winning bass player Marc Demuth, and percussionist sensation Paul Wiltgen, The RDW Trio will perform a contemporary jazz concert sponsored by the Luxembourg American Cultural Society.

The concerts will continue with Con Spirito! on March 16, which will be a collaborated program of classical, jazz, Latin-inspired, and early 20-century music. This diverse group of accomplished professionals includes composer and Professor of Music Gustavo Leone, vocalist and Director of Music Charles Jurgensmeier, S.J., and distinguished pianists and assistant professors of music, Haysun Kang and Anthony Molinaro.

Featured performers in Con Spirito! will also include additional Loyola faculty members Kyle Asche (guitar), Scott Burns (saxophone), William Cernota (cello), Rob Dillon (percussion), Ellen Huntington (flute), Andrew Nogal (oboe), Sunshine Simmons (clarinet), and Austin Wulliman (violin), and special guest musician Doyle Ambrust (viola).

Sounds of Luxembourg II and Con Spirito! will begin at 7:30 p.m in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Auditorium located at 1020 W. Sheridan Road. Both events are free and open to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended. For more information on concerts at Loyola, please contact boxoffice@LUC.edu or 773.508.3847, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive.

- Amanda Bonafiglia

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