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March 3, 2018 
8:00 PM

桜 SAKURA, Cello Quintet, will be performing at the University of New Orleans, Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. through a partnership with the Birdfoot Festival.

SAKURA is a unique and versatile, southern California based, cello quintet made up of Michael Kaufman, Benjamin Lash, Gabriel Martins, Yoshika Masuda, and Peter Myers. SAKURA is named for the Japanese cherry tree whose flowers have five petals as well as cellist Ralph Kirshbaum whose name in German translates to cherry blossom, whom all five cellists have studied with.

In this performance, SAKURA will be playing a mix of traditional and new music, including Renaissance Madrigals, music by Beethoven and Bernstein, and Anne Wilson’s "Lament in Memory of Matthew Shepard."

This performance in partnership with Birdfoot Festival is also sponsored by Classical 104.9 FM, Louisiana Division of the Arts, the Arts Council New Orleans, and the City of New Orleans.

Ticket sales will benefit the programming at the Birdfoot Festival. Tickets available through Birdfoot Festival or at the door: $10.00 Students; $25.00 General Admission; Free for UNO Students, Faculty, & Staff. 

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Ilya Yakushev

March 20, 2018 
7:00 PM

Ilya Yakushev, an award-winning, Russian pianist, has performed extensively around the world including Russia, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. He has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the Boston Pops, and was the 2005 winner of the World Piano Competition.


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Eunice Kim and Xavier Foley Duo

March 19, 2018 
7:00 PM

A pair of brilliant, young, award-winning performers join forces to create an evening of music that plumbs the depths, skates to the edges, and embraces the baroque to the now. Violinist Eunice Kim and bassist Xavier Foley, both Curtis grads and Astral Award winners, will include some new Foley compositions and improvisations in the program


Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

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General Admission: $15
Seniors: $10
UNO Faculty/Staff: $10
Non-UNO Students: $5
UNO Students: FREE

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Musical Excursions is presented by the UNO School of the Arts in association with WWNO 89.9 Radio and is sponsored by UNO Student Government, Harper Family Foundation, Mitchiner-Gittinger Family Foundation, Capital One, and Maison Dupuy the French Quarter Hotel.

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