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Today in NOLA 9.14.17


Today, educate yourself about the climate change in New Orleans with a forum featuring mayoral candidates. Bono will take the stage at the SuperDome as U2 rolls into town, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra opens their 2017-2018 with a stirring show. The American Italian Cultural Center will screen the classic Stromboli, starring Ingrid Bergman. On this day in 1874, the Battle of Liberty Place occurred. It is considered on of the largest killings of municipal police officers in American history. Five thousand members of the White League descended on the state government offices to try to forcefully impose Democratic candidates. A coalition of black, Italian, and Union militiamen formed the municipal police force. Many men, both defending the government and rebelling against it, died. Finally, federal troops stopped the insurrection and reimposed the Republican government. Now, more to do this Thursday. 


Today in NOLA 3.16.17


Feeling culturally-minded this evening? The LPO is back at it tonight with their take on Tchaikovsky's classic Symphony No. 5. The SoBou bar team will be sipping on themed cocktails while they discuss the connection between booze and botany. Bryan Ferry is slated to rock the Saenger and some soulful vocal are coming to Ogden After Hours. On this day in 1806, sugar refining inventor Norbert Rillieux was born in Louisiana. Now, read on for more this Thursday. 


LPO Treats Audience to Central European Sampler

Superstar Violinist Augustin Hadelich Joins for a 'Fantastic Voyage'



The Orpheum Theater was packed and teeming with energy on Friday (3.10) night for a performance that will surely be marked as a victory for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Celebrated violinist Augustin Hadelich joined Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto for a program showcasing a wealth and diversity of folk music traditions in Central Europe.

 


TODAY in NOLA 3.2.17


Twenty One Pilots is blowing up the arena tonight while the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra offers some Beethoven and Brahms. Plus, the Ogden Museum is hosting some historically-tinged music at their After Hours program and Luke Winslow King is doing his thing at d.b.a. On this day in 1699, French Canadian explorers, Iberville and Bienville, discovered the mouth of the Mississippi. Now, more events around NOLA today.  


Requiem & A Dream

LPO Says Farewell to Mahalia Jackson with Verdi's Masterwork



On Saturday (5.23) night, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) closed out both their season and their 10 year run at the Mahalia Jackson Theater in symbolic style. The orchestra joined by a sizable choir performed Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork “Messa da Requiem.”


Today in NOLA 4.17.15


Today in NOLA, the LPO is offering some top flight classical music. Tank and the Bangas are continuing their mercurial rise and musicians are banding together to fight for the Gulf. On this day in 1811, Attakapas Country was abolished and established as St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes. Now, more to do in Orleans Parish.


LPO's Singing Season Finale Features Beethoven's 9th


by Lindsay Mack

To close out the 2014-15 season, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is taking on the ultimate deaf jams. On Saturday night at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre, the LPO will present works by Bruckner, Brahms, and Beethoven on Saturday, led by music director Carlos Miguel Prieto. One of the composer’s most famous works, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony will feature two choirs performing the “Ode to Joy” theme.


LPO Swings in the Oaks at City Park


The music of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra is usually found filling the rarified air of the Mahalia Jackson Theatre and First Baptist Church. On Tuesday, however, the LPO will get a chance to play outside in the nice weather. The orchestra's Swing in the Oaks concert is set to fill City Park's Goldring/Woldenberg Lawn.


LPO Takes on Leningrad Symphony, Mozart Masterwork


The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra isn't shying away from difficulty Thursday (3-20) night. From a Mozart to make you sweat to the musical confrontation of totalitarianism in Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony present daunting tasks for the players involved. For witnessing the toil, the audience will be rewarded handsomely with musical riches.


LPO Pulls Out the All the Stops with Dual Organ Concerts


by Joe Shriner

In the annals of classical music, there is no shortage of praise for the organ, one of the most complex musical instruments in the classical arsenal. Igor Stravinsky called it “the monster that never breathes.” For Mozart, the organ was the “king of instruments.” Robert Schumann put it quite eloquently, saying that there was “no instrument that takes such immediate revenge on the impure and the careless, in composition as well as in the playing.”


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