Faculty, jazz ensemble to perform for Focus on Latin America series

Apr 14, 2009 | General News

Music is the answer for the latter part of this week’s events for Louisiana Tech’s Shaping the 21st Century: Focus on Latin America series.

Faculty members from the School of Performing Arts will present the final concert of this year’s Faculty Concert Series on Thursday, April 16.

The concert will feature a variety of musical selections from Latin and South America, including compositions by composers such as Piazzolla, Ginastera, Jobim, Gnattali, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and Ponce.

Faculty members performing will be Cain Budds on guitar, Daniel Immel on piano, Lisa Maxedon as soprano, Steele Moegle on piano, Kristin Polk on flute and oboe, Ann Sorensen on violin, Karl Puljak cello and Lawrence Gibbs on clarinet.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information on this event contact Immel at (318) 257-5273.

The next event in the Focus on Latin America series will take place Friday, April 17, as the University Jazz Ensemble performs “The Musical Influence of Latin America” at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.

Next week’s events in the series include Dr. Virginia Garrard Burnett, an associate professor of history and religious studies at the University of Texas at Austin, speaking on “Religion in Latin America” on Tuesday, April 21; the screening of “Frida,” a 2002 movie directed by Julia Taymor on Wednesday, April 22; and a brownbag lunch video/talk on Thursday, April 23. For more information on these events and the others in this series, visit

Written by Judith Roberts