In a biology lab at Loyola University New Orleans, something miraculous happened — something no scientist had seen before. Biology professor Rosalie Anderson and her undergraduate students cut a tiny hole to remove just the elbow joint of a chicken embryo’s wing. Eighteen hours later, a new joint amazingly grew back.
This week onInside the Arts, we'll visit the Garden District, where several homes are being dressed for Holiday Tours. Also, we'll journey to Central City, where the Ashé Cultural Arts Center kicks off Holiday on the Boulevard festivities.
For classical music lovers, Maestro Philippe Entremont performs Beethoven's Triple Concerto, and Ballet Hispanico returns to New Orleans for an energetic evening of dance with the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra.
Stephen Hough, lauded as one of the world’s leading concert pianists, will present a masterclass at Loyola University Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.
Hailed by the press as a piano virtuoso, Hough’s distinguished career includes performances around the world and a catalogue of more than 50 albums. In 2001, he was the first classical performing artist to win a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and later received Northwestern University’s Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in piano and the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist Award.
Twenty tons of manufactured snow will blanket the Marquette Horseshoe lawn at Loyola University next month, creating a winter wonderland open to Loyola faculty, staff and students, as well as the public. The annual Sneaux@Loyno event, will take place Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m.
Loyola University will ring in the Christmas season with its annual Christmas at Loyola musical celebration on Dec. 3 at Holy Name of Jesus Church. A popular tradition for 20 years, the concert showcases several Loyola ensembles, including the Loyola Chamber Orchestra directed by Jean Montès, Loyola Chorale and Chamber Singers directed by Meg Frazier, and the Loyola Brass Ensemble directed by Nick Volz.
The concert features a mix of classical Christmas music and a Christmas carol sing-along. Christmas at Loyola is free and open to the public.
The Loyola Ballet launches its new season with a mixed repertory concert featuring excerpts from Yuri Grigorovich’s acclaimed Russian ballet, “The Stone Flower,” Nov. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. Directed by Laura Zambrano, the performance will take place in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, located in the Communications/Music Complex, on Loyola University's main campus.
Philippe Entremont, internationally renowned pianist and conductor, is well-known throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region for his exceptional career and his time spent as music director of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra from 1980 to 1986.
On Friday, Dec. 7, the maestro returns to New Orleans to perform the “Triple Concerto,” one of Beethoven’s most celebrated compositions, at Loyola University.
The opera program at Loyola University New Orleans will present its fall workshop, “Oktoberfest: Opera’s Greatest Drinking Songs,” on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. A free reception will be held at 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Communications/Music Complex following the Oktoberfest event.
The idea may be big, but the music is universal. Officials want to embrace creative arts like jazz education, for example, as one way to restore civility in public life. Victor Goines, world-renowned clarinetist, saxophonist, educator and one of the most respected musicians in jazz today, will speak to that in an Oct. 21 lecture at Loyola University.
The 3 p.m. event in the Nunemaker Auditorium of Monroe Hall is free and open to the public.