(April 13, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley School of Music Announces April Concerts

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Centenary College and the Hurley School of Music announce the April concert schedule. All concerts take place on the College campus and are free and open to the public.

Hurley School of Music

Hurley School of Music

Sunday, April 18

Senior Recital

2 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

Centenary Senior Dennis Pevey will present "American Synthesis...A Collection of Works by 20th Century Composers." The program features an intriguing and eclectic mix of selections by well-known composers Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives, Samuel Barber and Gian-Carlo Menotti, as well as other gifted composers of the 20th century. Assisted by Virginia-Kate Mather, he will perform the world premier of "Every time her hands began to stutter" composed by Centenary music theory/composition major Costas Dafnis.

Tuesday, April 20

Cantare Concert

7:30 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

Wednesday, April 21

Flute Ensemble Concert

7:30 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

The program will be a diverse selection of pieces arranged for flute choir, along with an original work by one of the ensemble's favorite composers, Catherine McMichael. They will perform her Suite de Montagne which is made up of songs associated with the westward migration of pioneers. Other works will be some English madrigals, an arrangement of the overture to the opera Nabucco by Verdi, and Alborada y Son by the popular Grammy award winning Paquito d'Rivera.

The members of the ensemble are Centenary students Lucy Fliegel, Jennifer DeLancy, Mary Guerrant, MaLeda Cyrus, and Karley Aiken. They are directed by Sally Horak, instructor of flute at Centenary College and Principal Flutist of the Shreveport Symphony.

Thursday, April 22

Percussion Ensemble Concert

7:30 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

The six member ensemble, made up of music majors, will be conducted by Chandler Teague. The concert will explore a variety of dance styles ranging from ragtime to rock to sambas, with a few surprises in between. A composition by world famous Brazilian percussionist/composer Ney Rosauro will be in the mix as well. Several students will also perform a solo piece.

Thursday, April 29

Jazz Ensemble Concert

7:30 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

Friday, April 30

Camerata Concert

7:30 p.m. Anderson Auditorium

For more information about these events, please call the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235

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 celebrated 100 years in the Shreveport and Bossier City communities.