(October 6, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley Orchestra kicks off season Monday, Oct. 11


SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Centenary College's Hurley Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Todd Gabriel, presents Classical to Mystic Minimalism, Monday, Oct. 11 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley School of Music. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will showcase the student musicians in one of W.A. Mozart's most sophisticated works, Symphony No. 39 in Eb major, written in 1788. The program also features the rustic collection of Rumanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartôk from 1915 and represents Nationalism in the early 20th Century. Finally, the spiritually hypnotic "ringing" style of Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten for strings and bell will be performed, and celebrates the recent 75th Birthday of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Christine Linschoten is bell soloist.

Additional concerts will take place Monday, Dec. 6; Monday, Feb. 28, 1011; and Monday, April 18, 2011.

For more information 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 has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.