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Department of Music
2000 Lakeshore Drive
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148 Phone:(504) 280-6381
Fax:(504) 280-6098

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


2013-2014 Concert Season

Mark your calendars
Musical Excursions is in its
20th season!


All Musical Excursion concerts take place at the
UNO Recital Hall, and start at 7:30

Presented by:

The University of New Orleans Department of Music
The UNO Graduate Program in Arts Administration

Ethos Percussion Ensemble
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The exciting and forward-moving Ethos Percussion Group will present an evening of concert February 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the UNO Recital Hall located in the Performing Arts Center on the Lakefront Campus.  The event is free to UNO students.

General admission tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and $5 for non-UNO students. Tickets are available at the door or online in advance through Eventbrite. For more information call the Department of Music at 504-280-6381.

Current ensemble-in-residence at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, Ethos Percussion Ensemble has performed at major concert venues across the United States and United Kingdom.  Their unique performances seamlessly transport global influences into Western chamber music to create a visually and aurally compelling experience. The Ensemble is composed of Trey Files, Michael Lipsey, Eric Phinney and Yousif Sheronick. The ensemble’s critically-acclaimed performances regularly feature numerous commissions and world premieres; traditional influences from India, West Africa and the Middle East; and landmark works by composers such as John Cage, Philip Glass, Lou Harrison, Steve Reich and Frank Zappa.

Ethos has performed at major concert venues across the United States and the United Kingdom, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, the Bermuda Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Library of Congress, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Collaborators have included the Kansas City Symphony, Grammy Award-winning frame drum master Glen Velez, Bernard Woma (Ghana) and M’Bemba Bangouran (Guinea), as well as North Indian masters Pandit Samir Chatterjee (tabla) and Ramesh Misra (sarangi). In the past thirteen years, Ethos has commissioned more than twenty-five new works for percussion quartet from a diverse range of composers from around the world.

Since its founding in 1989, Ethos has demonstrated its commitment to advancing the percussive arts in education as well as performance.  In New Orleans, they will be conducting a master class at Brother Martin High School in conjunction with the University of New Orleans.

Italian Saxophone Quartet
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Italian Saxophone Quartet boasts a distinguished career and ranks firmly among the most interesting groups on the Italian musical scene, both for the uniqueness of its instrumentation and the unquestionable quality of its performance. Formed in 1982 by four of the most established soloists in their field, Italian Saxophone Quartet consists of Federico Mondelci (soprano sax), Marco Gerboni (alto sax), Mario Marzi (tenor sax) and Massimo Mazzoni (baritone sax).

All Musical Excursions concerts are presented in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall at the University of New Orleans at 7:30pm.

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You can also print out this PDF and mail it to the department with your payment method.

You can also contact the Department of Music at 504-280-6381 or e-mail us at

Tickets for individual concerts are available at the box office and advance purchases are encouraged.

Concerts brought to you by:

Muriel's Jackson Square
University of New Orleans Student Government The Maison Dupuy "The French Quarter Hotel"
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Updated August 20, 2013



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