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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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Loyola announces Illinois Family Business winners

Posted by kararomo on October 20, 2010

The Family Business Center of Loyola University Chicago has just announced the winners of its 17th annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards.

They give awards in five categories: Small, Medium, and Large Family Business of the Year, Community Service Award, and Century Award.

There will be an awards gala honoring the winners and finalists at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

Here is a description of the winners and the upcoming event from the University Newsroom:

The Family Business Center of Loyola University Chicago is pleased to announce the winners of its 17th annual Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards. This awards program recognizes exceptional Illinois-based family businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to business development, family, and the greater-Illinois community. An awards gala honoring the winners and finalists, as well as the tradition, dedication, and success of the family enterprise, will take place on Tuesday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m., at The Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

The 2010 Illinois Family Business of the Year Awardees include:

Small Family Business of the Year: Neiman Brothers Co.
Medium Family Business of the Year: W.S. Darley & Co.
Large Family Business of the Year: Hoffer Plastics
Community Service Award: Grecian Delight Foods and Hoffer Plastics
Century Award: Ferrara Pan Candy Co.

This year’s awards drew nearly 200 nominations in five categories: small (companies with fewer than 50 employees), medium (50 to 250), large (more than 250), community service, and the century award. Winners of the awards have demonstrated positive family/business linkage, multi-generational family business involvement, contributions to industry and community, and innovative business practices and strategies.

The Illinois Family Business of the Year Awards program gives us the opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of family business to our communities and our economy,said Andrew Keyt, executive director of the Family Business Center of Loyola. The center is pleased to honor these dedicated families and their businesses.”

Past award winners include Wisdom Adhesives, Stenstrom Companies Ltd., Rex Electric & Technologies LLC, Packer Engineering Inc., Sloan Valve Co., Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Turano Baking Co., Gold Eagle Co., Baird & Warner, Raynor Garage Doors, Glunz Family Enterprises, Edward Don & Co., ABT Electronics, Follett Corp., and many more.

For more information on the awards and to purchase tickets for the upcoming gala, please visit LUC.edu/fbc.

About the Family Business Center of Loyola University Chicago
The Family Business Center of Loyola University Chicago is an interdisciplinary Center of Excellence dedicated to serving multigenerational, mid- to large-sized family businesses. The center provides transformational learning experiences aimed at increasing effectiveness in planning, problem solving, and preparing current and future generations of family business owners and managers. As part of the Loyola University Chicago School of Business Administration, the center upholds the Jesuit tradition of excellence in education, focusing on responsible leadership and development of the whole person.

- Kara Romonosky



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