Art Talk Monday: Louisiana Tech Concert Association Season Happenings

This week's Art Talk Monday written by Mark Guinn, Director, School of the Performing Arts, Louisiana Tech University The School of the Performing Arts at Louisiana Tech University is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Louisiana Tech Concert Association Season!

With four world class shows to delight and entertain this season will provide humor, comfort, and joy for audiences young and old.

Please take time and opportunity to make the School of Performing Arts LTCA season a date on your entertainment calendar.

The Capitol Steps, October 9, 2012

 “The Capitol Steps are what Washington would be like if everyone were smarter and could sing.”

--P.J. O’Rourke, Humorist

Over 30 years ago, The Capitol Steps was formed when a group of Senate staffers set out to satirize their employers. 32 albums and countless features on CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, and NPR later, their intelligently humorous brand of political satire has become the benchmark for comedians around the country. With material constantly updated to take on the current political climate, this is the perfect night out to prepare for the upcoming election. The Capitol Steps’ take on all comers--be they sitting presidents or challengers--and hold nothing back. Come and cast your vote for laughs!

Janus Trio, January 17, 2013 

“...a gem made in heaven and polished to perfection.”

--The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Formed in 2002, this flute, harp, and viola trio is named after Janus--the Roman god whose double-faced figure looks into the past and future simultaneously. Taking their cue from their namesake, the Trio has perfected the established and traditional sounds of their instruments, while also pushing their music forward to break new musical ground. The resulting sound is both strange and intimate, and will resonate with the listener long after the last note sounds. Join us for this unforgettable and remarkable evening!

St. Louis Brass Quintet, January 28, 2013

 “...a wonderful ensemble, both in the technical sense and as an atmosphere that emanates from the stage.”                                                           

 --St. Louis Post Dispatch

Founded in 1964, the St. Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s longest standing brass quintets. Averaging over 40 concerts each year, the St. Louis Brass has had over 7 new pieces either written or specifically arranged for them. Featuring popular music from America’s rich history, composers like the Gershiwins, Cole Porter, Stephen Foster, and W.C. Handy the Quintet presents a performance that is truly a feast for the ears. You won’t want to miss out on this outstanding musical experience!

Danu’, March 11, 2013

“...a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, & empathy.”

--The Washington Post

 Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Danu’ arrives to present traditional music and song from Ireland. From historic County Waterford, Danu’ is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles performing today. For over a decade, this virtuoso group has performed around the globe, presenting, according to The Irish Times, a “spirit-raising concoction” for its audiences. The audience will be transported throughout the lands and years of Irish music for a moving and rewarding experience. Don’t miss out on the final performance of this fantastic LTCA season!


For ticket information contact the Howard Center for the Performing Arts Box Office. The Box Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 1:30-4:45. The Box Office phone number is 318-257-3942

Or stop by the Box Office, M-F 1:30-4:45, in the lobby of Howard Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. Howard Auditorium is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Arizona Street and Adams Boulevard.

Persons needing accommodations, please call the Box office at least 48 hours in advance.