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Classically Trained 

Loyola University scores big nominations with the 2002 Tribute to the Classical Arts.

Loyola University's higher education translated into high art with the announcement of the Big Easy Entertainment Awards' 2002 Tribute to the Classical Arts nominations, which were announced this week. The Jesuit school factored in seven nominations or awards.

Topping the list was the selection of David Morelock for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Morelock, director of the Opera Workshop at Loyola's College of Music, has also staged productions for the New Orleans Opera Association. In fact, his direction of The Barber of Seville (for the Opera Workshop) is nominated for best opera production, and he is also nominated for creative achievement in opera for the combination of his direction of Barber and his New Orleans' Opera Association direction of Ariadne Auf Naxos.

Loyola also scored six total nominations in all three of the Tribute's categories: classical music, opera and dance.

The Lupin Foundation will receive the Classical Arts Patron Award for their outstanding support of the performing arts, and also as a nod for the important role of the Lupin Theatre as a venue for music and dance at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts' Riverfront campus. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) will receive the Arts Education Award for its Summer Musical Theatre Camp, Arts Adventure Series, JPAS Children's Chorus/Youth Chorale/Music Explorers, and the Cultural Crossroads program.

Also, the University of New Orleans' Musical Excursions concert series, under Chairman Jeff Cox, will receive the Special Recognition Award.

The luncheon for the Tribute to the Classical Arts will be held at La Nouvelle Ballroom in the Monteleone Hotel (214 Royal St., 523-3341). Tickets are $20 if purchased by Friday, Jan. 18; $25 after that date. Tables for 10 are $200 regardless. Reservations may be made by calling Lindsay Moylan at 486-5900, ext. 160 (limited seating). Awards are presented by local arts supporters and celebrities, and the event features live performances by classical musicians and excerpts from modern, ethnic and ballet productions. This year's master of ceremonies will be Clancy DuBos, chairman of Gambit Communications Inc.

Smith & Wollensky Restaurant and CCs Coffee come aboard as the newest sponsors of the event which is made possible through the generous support of Gambit Weekly, the Monteleone Hotel, Werlein's for Music, Coleman E. Adler & Sons, and Uptown Costume & Dancewear. Gambit Weekly and WWNO 89.9-FM are the media sponsors.

CLASSICAL MUSIC & OPERA NOMINATIONS

Best Classical Music Performance

The Resurrection Symphony (Mahler Symphony #2)
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor; Amy Burton, soprano; Makiko Narumo, mezzo soprano; and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans

Classical Perfection
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Barber, Mozart and Brahms
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Roberto Diaz and Elissa Lee Koljonen, soloists

Garrick Ohlsson Plays Brahms
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart, Debussy, Brahms
Klauspeter Seibel, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Best Chamber Music Performance

Loyola Orchestral Faculty Ensemble with Nobue Matsuoka and Valerie Poullette

Sticks and Strings
Roussel Hall, Loyola University

Musical Arts Society performance at the New Orleans Keyboard Festival
Gary Levinson (violin) and Jennifer Hayghe (piano)
Roussel Hall, Loyola University

LPO Chamber Players
"An Afternoon of Wind and Brass Music"
At the Solarium: Muriel Bultman Francis Memorial Concert

Wolbrette, Turner, Buckles, Prizgintas, Ice, Mack, Robichaux, Schenck, Strickland
"The American Dreamers," from 'Til Dawn's Early Light
Trinity Episcopal Church

Best New Classical Music Performance -- (Contemporary -- written in the past 25 years)

Fantasy for Violin and Marimba (2000)
Stephen Dankner
Loyola Orchestral Faculty Ensemble

A Creole Mass
Wardell Quezergue
The Symphony Chorus at St. Louis Cathedral

Antechrist
Peter Maxwell Davies
Loyola Orchestral Faculty Ensemble
Best Opera Production

Ariadne Auf Naxos (Robert Strauss)
Directed by David Morelock for the New Orleans Opera Association

Die Walkure (Richard Wagner)
Directed by Jay Lesenger for the New Orleans Opera Association

The Barber of Seville (Gioacchino Rossini)
Directed by David Morelock for the Loyola Opera Workshop

Creative Achievement in Opera

David Morelock
Direction of Ariadne Auf Naxos and The Barber of Seville

Carol Rausch
Choral Direction of Faust (Charles Gounod)

Robert Lyall and Jay Lesenger
Conductor and director for presentation of Die Walkure

Best Choral Arts Presentation

Louisiana Vocal Arts Chorale Concert (Liebeslieder Waltzes-Brahms)
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church

Saint and Scribe (Barber and Getty)
The Loyola University Chorus and Chorale

Meg Hulley, director
Roussel Hall, Loyola University

The Moses Hogan Singers, A Concert of Spirituals: Songs of Hope and Courage
Moses Hogan, director
Trinity Episcopal Church

NOMINATIONS IN DANCE CATEGORIES

Best Ballet Production

Loyola Ballet Spring Performance
Roussel Hall, Loyola University

Loyola Ballet Fall Performance
Roussel Hall, Loyola University

Delta Festival Ballet with the LPO
Sleeping Beauty

Best Modern Dance Production

Confederacy of Dances III
NOCCA/Riverfront, Lupin Theatre

Happensdance
Moving in View
NOCCA/Riverfront, Lupin Theatre

New Orleans Dance and New Orleans Dance Collective

Anniversary Concert
Contemporary Arts Center, Freeport McMoRan Theatre

Best Ethnic Dance Performance

Turkish Gypsies
Betty Karam and the Desert Dancers
Komenka Spring Concert
Roussel Hall, Loyola University

M'Batle Su (Going Home)
N'kafu Traditional African Dance Company
Dillard University

Hornpipe & Jig Set (Ireland)
Joseph LeDesma III, The New Orleans School of Irish Dance Komenka Spring Concert
Roussel Hall, Loyola University

Best Choreography (new work)

Anne Burr
Fly
Confederacy of Dances III

Monique Moss and Dancers
Green
Confederacy of Dances III

Gabrielle Pickard
Medussa
Confederacy of Dances III

Jeanne Jaubert
Emergency Exit
Happensdance

click to enlarge Best Dance Choreography nominee Anne Burr's Fly.
  • Best Dance Choreography nominee Anne Burr's Fly.
click to enlarge New Orleans Opera Association's Die Walkure
  • New Orleans Opera Association's Die Walkure
click to enlarge LPO Chamber Players
  • LPO Chamber Players
click to enlarge Dr. Arnold Lupin, president of Classical Arts Patron Award winner Lupin Foundation.
  • Dr. Arnold Lupin, president of Classical Arts Patron Award winner Lupin Foundation.
click to enlarge Lifetime Achievement Award winner David Morelock
  • Lifetime Achievement Award winner David Morelock
click to enlarge Special Recognition Award Winner Jeff Cox of UNO's Musical Excursions concert series.
  • Special Recognition Award Winner Jeff Cox of UNO's Musical Excursions concert series.
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