(August 20, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary School of Music Presents Memorial Concert Sept. 6

Dr. Ron Bukoff
Dr. Ron Bukoff

SHREVEPORT, La.— Students and faculty of Centenary College will perform a concert in memory of Dr. Ronald Bukoff, Saturday, Sept. 6 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Bukoff, Director of the Hurley School of Music Library, and a member of the Centenary faculty since 1996, passed away earlier this summer.

A much-beloved member of the Centenary faculty, Dr. Bukoff was an erudite musicologist with a wicked sense of humor who had frequently expressed his preference for cheerful music at memorial services. To respect Dr. Bukoff's wish, this concert in his honor will be entirely light-hearted music.

Selections for the concert will include Three Sea Shanties for bassoon and bass-baritone, one of Dr. Bukoff's own compositions, featuring bass-baritone Horace English and bassoonist Doug Bakenhus; Jamaican Rumba with pianists Gay Grosz and Cathy DeRousse; Polly Wolly Doodle sung by the Centenary Chorale, conducted by Julia Thorn; The Prayer of the Cat sung by the Centenary College Choir, conducted by David Hobson; and Csardas by accordionist Tom Ticich.

For more information, contact the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5335 or by e-mail at email.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.