(November 1, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Hurley School of Music presents Costas Dafnis recital Nov. 4

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — The Hurley School of Music presents senior Music Composition student, Costas Dafnis, in recital on Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium.

Costas Dafinis

Dafnis will present a brief concert of contemporary art music. Selections will be excerpts of Costas' portfolio ranging from his audition to Centenary, to recently completed pieces, in a variety of instrumental and vocal ensemble combinations.

He has received numerous accolades including awards by the National Band Association Young Composer Mentor Project, Centenary College Orchestral Composition Competition, Phoenix Rising's Harvest Celebration Call for Scores, Michigan Honors Composition Concert, Sibeliusmusic.com Chatpage Competition, the Audrey May Smith Endowed Poetry Award, and the Pike's Peak Young Composer's Contest.

His works have been performed most recently at DeVoss Hall, Saint Sulpice, Riverview Theater, Antwerp Cathedral, Tibbits Opera House, St. Clothilde Basilica, Highland Square, Binda Theatre, and Newark Symphony Hall. Costas has received commissions from numerous ensembles and organizations including the Michigan State SSAA Honors Choir, Duo Petrarca, the Bene't Club Orchestra, Coldwater Cardinal Choir, Phoenix Rising, Mastersingers Inc., Split Dimensions, Hurley Orchestra, KCC Concert Band, and the Centenary College Choir.

The recital is free and open to the public. For information, call 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.