Anastasia Pelias’ oil on canvas work, For Poseidon, completed in 2011. Pelias is one of several UNO fine arts students whose work was selected for Louisiana Contemporary. (Photo courtesy of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art)
Louisiana Contemporary, a statewide juried exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art begins Saturday, August 4, as part of Whitney White Linen Night.The exhibit features UNO graduate students Jessica Goldfinch, Anastasia Pelias and Alex Podesta, UNO alumnus Daniel Kelly IV and Dixie Kimball, a UNO undergraduate fine arts student.
UNO Department of Music faculty member Dr. Raymond Gitz is a featured lecturer at the 24th annual New Orleans Piano Competition, held July 21-29 at Loyola University. Gitz will speak Friday, July 27 at 1:30 pm on “The Art of Programming.”
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The 9th Ward Opera Company Presents: Cox and Box and Trial by Jury at the UNO Recital Hall on Saturday, August 4th, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
The operas we will be performing are Cox and Box and Trial by Jury. The libretto to Cox and Box was written by F. C. Burnand and the music is by Arthur Sullivan. This opera tells the story of two men who are living in the same apartment but do not know it! One man works during the day and one at night, so the landlord decided to take double the rent for the same space. The two men find out about the scam during the course of this opera and the results are very entertaining. Trial by Jury is a more well-known opera by Gilbert and Sullivan. This opera is set in a court of law where a jilted Angelina is suing her playboy fiancée Edwin for damages due to breaking off their engagement. The cast is filled with comic characters that are sure to keep the audience engaged and laughing.
The 9th Ward Opera Company Presents: Cox and Box and Trial by Jury
August 3rd – Allways Lounge Theater 8 PM
August 4th – UNO Recital Hall 8 PM
The Ninth Ward Opera Company is directed by UNO adjunct faculty and alumna Dr. Kathleen Westfall and includes several students, including graduate assistant Danielle Wilson.
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One of the performers featured during last season’s Musical Excursions, put on by UNO’s Arts Administration department, was mentioned on NOLA.com this week!
“In March, the University of New Orleans hosted Brazilian guitarist Odair Assad. His all-Latin solo recital featured a number of works that were written for him, including Leo Brouwer’s spiky, modernist ‘Sonata del Caminante.’ The UNO recital hall was a perfect spot to hear all the nuances of Assad’s playing, from the pinging harmonics and warm overtones, to the crisply articulated melodic flights that he winds around pulsing counterpoint bass lines.”
See the full article here.
In need of a refreshing addition to your day? Well, you’re in luck because SodaPOP, the bi-annual COLA newsletter, is out today! The newsletter is a resource for students looking for academic advising, help registering for classes, graduation advice, campus happenings, and more! Read the COLA newsletter now and let us know what you think! Enjoy!
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society is currently showing “Hairspray“, the famous film and Broadway hit, at the original Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie. Four individuals performing the production are affiliated with UNO: Associate Professor of French Juliana Starr plays Velma Von Tussle; UNO senior Anthony Wayne Taplin, Jr. plays Thad and a Denizen; recent graduate Leianna Seals plays a Dynamite and Denizen; and Julieanne Natal, a sophomore communications major, plays Brenda and a Denizen. Congratulations on your roles! The first weekend was almost sold out and there are three more performances in Metairie through February. For details visit jpas.org. Get you tickets quick!