Loyola University Montage Series

This week on Inside the Arts, Irish singing sensations The Priests are in New Orleans for an encore performance. Then, we talk with the LPO's James Boyd about his thoughts and vision for the orchestra's future.

And, the New Orleans Ballet Theater kicks off the holiday season with the first production of Tchaikovsky's timeless favorite - The Nutcracker, opening this weekend. 

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The Loyola Opera Theatre will bring the legacy and genius of American composer Leonard Bernstein to life with its new production of the fast-paced comic operetta, “Candide,” Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m.

Both performances take place in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyola’s main campus. A complimentary wine and cheese reception will precede Friday’s performance at 6:30 p.m.

French maestro Phillipe Entremont joins the Loyola Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto tonight, and you can watch live right here on WWNO.org.

Famed French pianist and conductor Philippe Entremont will perform Beethoven's celebrated Triple Concerto with the Loyola Symphony Orchestra. We go Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at the concert. 

Philippe Entremont performs and conducts Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Friday December 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Roussel Hall on Loyola's main campus.

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The Montage Fine and Performing Arts 2012-13 season at Loyola University New Orleans kicks off this month with more than 100 events, including classical and jazz music concerts, opera, theatre and ballet productions, and visual arts exhibits.

A comic operetta performed last in New Orleans more than a century ago is making a comeback.  The Loyola University Opera presents it's new production of Jacques Offenbach's The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein.

WWNO's Diane Mack goes Inside the Arts for a sneak peek at this French work which will be performed in English.