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Musical Matinees at Saint Xavier University

Xavier Classics series concludes April 15

CHICAGO (Feb. 23, 2005) – Saint Xavier University’s Xavier Classics at Noon series concludes with “The Latin Saxophone,” to be held at noon, Friday, April 15, in McGuire Hall of the Warde Academic Center on Saint Xavier’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St. 

The series, made possible by funding from the School of Arts and Sciences and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, has already featured comic intermezzo “The Clever Woman and the Foolish Man” and a performance by The Orchid Ensemble.
Lara Ochoa-Regan takes the stage for the final concert of the series, with an all-Latin program, including works by Enrique Granados, Paquito D’Rivera and Astor Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango.”

“She has the most beautiful saxophone sound I’ve ever heard,” said Jan Bickel, director of vocal studies at Saint Xavier University. “The audience will have an unforgettable musical experience.”

Ochoa-Regan earned a double degree in music education and performance from Saint Xavier and a master’s degree in saxophone performance from Northwestern University, where she lectures in Woodwind Methods. She is also an adjunct professor in music at Saint Xavier University.

Admission is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. Concerts begin promptly at noon and latecomers cannot be seated. For more information, please call (773) 298-3421.

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