Internationally acclaimed violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the newly renamed university chamber orchestra, The Loyola Strings, will perform together on Saturday, November 4. Salerno-Featuring a dynamic program of diverse composers, the event is part of the Loyola Presents concert series. Salerno-Sonnenberg is Director of Loyola Strings and was recently named as an Extraordinary Faculty Member at Loyola’s College of Music and Fine Arts.
On the compelling program that evening are pieces including Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony; Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos; the three-movement Violin Concerto in E Major by Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring Loyola Violin Professor Amy Thiaville, and Symphony No. 10 by Felix Mendelssohn.
In a press statement, Salerno-Sonnenberg said “This concert marks the beginning of a tradition that showcases the great wealth of musical talent found here at Loyola. Each year, a member of the Loyola family will solo with my orchestra. I’m especially pleased to launch this new tradition by featuring violin professor Amy Thiaville, my colleague and my friend. We are all looking forward to performing with the students, again!”
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall.