(November 10, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley Orchestra Performs Music by Bach Tuesday, Nov. 11

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Hurley Orchestra will perform music by one of the most amazing families in musical history, the Bachs, Tuesday, Nov. 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Auditorium of the Hurley School of Music.

The program will include the Overture to the C Major Orchestral Suite by J.S. Bach, Sinfonia no. 2 by J.C. Bach, an Adagio and Fugue for 2 flutes and strings by W.F. Bach and one of the truly great works of the Classical era, the Symphony in D by C.P.E. Bach.

Under the direction of Dr. Todd Gabriel, the orchestra is comprised of approximately 40 music and non-music majors, and performs standard chamber and symphonic orchestra repertoire, concerto and aria accompaniments. Performing four concerts annually, Hurley School of Music faculty are featured as solo artist.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235.

About Hurley School of Music

Hurley School of music is a professional music school within a liberal arts college, and has as its mission the training and development of undergraduate music students in the Bachelor of Music and the Bachelor of Arts curricula. The School of Music is an integral part of Centenary College and embraces and affirms the college's liberal arts philosophy, while at the same time supporting the intensive specialization required for the Bachelor of Music degree. It provides opportunities for all segments of the college and the community to experience the art of music through class offerings, applied music study, ensemble participation and the presentation of concerts.

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.