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Music

LOFT Fundraiser

LOFT presents The Temptations live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov., 18, at The Lyric. Purchase tickets at www.thelyricoxford.com. Proceeds will benefit the Lafayette-Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow, an affiliate of the CREATE Foundation. LOFT’s mission is to provide support for numerous civic, educational, health, human services and cultural activities that will improve the quality of life for all Lafayette County residents. (October 19, 2011)

Oxford Civic Chorus

The Oxford Civic Chorus invites you to travel with them to France on wings of song. The chorus’s fall concert, “Chantez! A Celebration of French Choral Music,” will be presented at 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at North Oxford Baptist Church on Old Highway 7 north of Oxford. The program, sung in several languages, will showcase an array of choral pieces by French composers from many different eras. For musical theater fans, excerpts from “Les Miserables” will bring a lighter, more popular touch to the show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available from chorus members and will also be sold at the door on the afternoon of the performance. For more information, visit http://oxfordcivicchorus.org/. (October 19, 2011)

Szymko Concert

The University of Mississippi Choral Department presents “The Music Of Joan Szymko” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Nutt Auditorium at UM. The UM Women’s Glee, under the direction of Debra Spurgeon, will present a program featuring several compositions by choral composer Szymko, including the premiere of a new work titled “Lux Beatissima.” Szymko is a Portland, Ore., based composer. She has set the texts of  Wendell Berry, Julian of Norwich, William Blake, Langsdon Hughes and Mother Teresa, as well as traditional Latin texts of the choral canon. Her music runs the gamut from rhythmic African pieces, to lyrical, tuneful works. Guest appearances will be made by Sapphire from Olive Branch High School under the direction of Micheal Wegener, the Ole Miss Concert Singer’s and the Men’s Glee under the direction of Donald Trott. This performance represents the culmination of Szymko’s residency at UM. Szymko will conduct some of the works on the program and will discuss her compositional process. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the UM Box Office, 915-7411. (October 19, 2011)

L-O-U Symphony Orchestra

The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert at 8 p.m. Monday in the Gertrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The program will include Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture,” Corelli’s “Concerto in C minor,” and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 1.” Appearing as a special guest is the internationally known soprano, Kallen Esperian, who was appointed artist-in-residence at the University this year. She will sing Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s “Mattinata,” and “O mio babbino caro” from Giacomo Puccini’s opera, “Gianni Schicchi.” Tickets are available at the UM Box Office at 915-7411 or at www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/(October 14, 2011)

Community Concert

Everyone is invited to a free concert by The Josh Buford Band at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First Wesleyan Church, 1740 Jefferson Ave., across from Bramlett Elementary School. The theme for the concert is “Live Out Loud” and will feature original and contemporary music. (September 6, 2011)

Oxford Civic Chorus

The Oxford Civic Chorus will present “Hooray for Hollywood” on May 9 at 7 p.m. at North Oxford Baptist Church. This concert will feature favorite songs from well-known movies (1930’s to today). The Oxford Civic Chorus is an excellent group of musicians from a variety of backgrounds and occupations, hailing from Oxford and the entire North Mississippi area. Membership is by audition only. The chorus is directed by Brooke Bagley-Worthy and accompanied by Andrew Gordon. For more information, visit www.oxfordcivicchorus.org. (April 5, 2011)

India Night

India Night 2011, “Jai Ho,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi. India Night is a major annual event organized by the Indian Students Association of Ole Miss. It showcases classical and popular Indian dance and music through a variety of performances. Performances will be featured by Ole Miss students as well as by students from the community and other universities. After the two-hour of performances, delicious Indian cuisine, featuring a variety of flavors is served. Everyone in the community is invited to come out and enjoy a night filled with captivating performances, beautiful music and authentic cuisine. Tickets are $7 and are available at the UM Box Office and at the door. For more information, contact Manasi Desai at mkdesai@olemiss.edu. (March 30, 2011)

GOSPEL MUSIC FUNDRAISER

The Canaanlanders and Master’s Quartet will be the featured singers March 12 at the Denmark Baptist Church. All proceeds will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Food will be served at 5 p.m. and the singing will follow at 6. (March 4, 2011)

OSD Orchestra Concert

The Oxford School District orchestra students will present a brief concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the OHS band hall. The OMS orchestra students in grades seventh and eighth will perform three short works that demonstrate new concepts that they have been working on in class. OHS orchestra students will perform two works that they have been preparing for an upcoming performance festival. Admission is free. For more information, contact Benji Wilson, orchestra director, at jbwilson@oxford.k12.ms.us. (March 4, 2011)

Student Soloists Concert

The L-O-U Symphony Orchestra will present its Student Soloists Concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will open with Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite” and will conclude with Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 103.”
The winners of the Student Soloists Concert this year are Dairuo Feng, a graduate student in the Department of Music, who will perform the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major,” Lindsey Mask Langley, a senior music education major from Corinth, who will perform Carl Maria von Weber’s “Clarinet Concertino in C minor,” and Jesse Martin, a junior music education major from Batesville, who will perform the first movement of Henri Tomasi’s “Concerto for Saxophone.”
Tickets are $10 and $6 for students with ID. They may be ordered at the UM Box Office, www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/. For more information, call 915-7411. (March 1, 2011)

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